If you put your priorities in order, have a purpose for the path chosen, and favor from Christ, you should find your place. Hallelujah! But no one said it would be easy.
Everyone is Important. Having an Importance, is what make a difference. Only the best of people, those looking, will find their importance and put it to good use. Having or finding our purpose is the key that will help us fight against all evils in order to achieve success, coupled with happiness.
To be important is to have a position or standing; status, personal or social. Valuable in content.
To have importance is to have priorities; goals. You haft to feel it.
To have favor some may say “your blessings just fall from the sky.”
When we are children we tend to not have fear or shame. When we grow, physically and mentally we must face all the world has in store for us. The lies, deceit, even the good can be a struggle.
In order to survive the physical world, we must remember the house that built us; our parents. And for those who also cared for us, and in their own way tried to nurture us by taking extra steps to help ensure our success. Creating in us the foundation that our life is important.
I am passionate enough to know that all do not receive the same amenities or blessings; good parents, a descent lively hood, and that “silver spoon” stuff. But when we know there is no silver spoon or linings, we can increase our self-worth because we are under “no illusions.”
Having a priority is the perfect start to getting things done, because a reason is involved. Still in each situation, how we choose to handle life is something else. These things can go either way, and it all depends on how you see yourself. Not the world. How you see yourself!
Fathers, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
Mothers, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:1-3
For the rest of us; “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what communion has light with darkness?” 2nd Corinthians 6:14
It all has to start somewhere; so if you claim not to have an Importance, consider one or all of the ones above.
Knowing right from wrong is what’s important, and with that knowledge, “the life you save may be your own.” So we must know our importance. Our specialty should be; want a hint? Maintaining how to, “Dwell in The House of the Lord forever and ever.”
Even at birth, we and our parents came with instructions. “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Deuteronomy 6:5
Mothers who realize their importance when raising children, in accordance with the Will of God, surely will be blessed; Finding favor with the Lord. “Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.” 1st Timothy 2:15
For the males who understand their importance Titus 1:9 gives them instructions; “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and to rebuke those who contradict it.”
Experiences; some good and some bad rely on Favor from Christ. Something to brag about. Tell everyone about God’s Goodness, and Great Mercy; “it could have been worst.” In my case, my ears were shielded when the doctor said, “I normally don’t take a patient in your condition.”
Christ spared me. I know this because at that same point in time, the doctor was talking about my condition in a negative manner. The Holy Spirit in my heart was busy telling me to tell those from 2 to 200, “Jesus is Lord.” Can’t be dead and do that. So if you ever wondered what this blog is all bout, now you know. Praise God!
My power to live was based on God’s favor. He placed an importance in me when I was in the belly. When I was at the crossroads I knew I would be tested; tested because I had a choice, coupled with a free will. I could do me or do Christ? I choose what was preordained, then I waited on and trusted in Jesus to guide me.
I don’t know if I deserved another chance to obey the Will of God. Jesus knows. And he will solve our problems if we believe in him, and that “all things are possible.” I was willing to believe those words all the way to the grave; so I hung in there until he snatched me from it. I am not pretending it was a cakewalk; cancer is never easy. I needed Faith to persevere; something I was full of it. I had faith bigger than that of a muster seed, even when that was all Christ required.
It take hard work to earn some things; making sacrifices for others is one of them, but to find or be given favor we must have Faith. “And without faith it is impossible to please him; for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
Some of us will witness many things, and go places never thought of, all because we asked Christ to come into our lives, granting us grace, and possibly some amazing adventures; as in my case. It may be different for you readers, but I would never want to change anything about me, for another life. This one was designed “just for me,” so I’ll have to figure it out.
It is important for our souls to be in the good graces of the Lord Jesus Christ, but some of us don’t have to work hard for grace, we are granted great rewards, just because. I don’t know why, but you can take that issue up with Christ. I really have no questions about why he do what he does. I already know, don’t you?
“For by him all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Colossians 1:16-17
“HIS Will Be Done!” Believe it or not, “it is what it is.”
We can get things done too, but as you all know, we need a reason; “the new norm.” We also want incentives. Listen; those who study the bible and believe in Christ may have a better perspective on how to accomplish a better life. One that is important, coupled with an importance, and their “ducks are all in a row.” (priorities)
“But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his own doing.” James 1:25
There are some of us who ask very little for ourselves, often laying our lives on the line for some other. (Soldiers, accident victims, daring rescues.) A true testament of the love they have for their fellow-man. These and other acts of love can bring about the favor of God. A favor that may be directed towards our families.
What good we do in our lives, can affect others in a positive manner. This is what Jesus did before and after the Roman’s laid him on the cross. Fortunately, we were not one of the two bound on the crosses next to him, we are saved, same as the one he showed favor; the one on the right…
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:3
Jesus tells us; if any hear his voice and open the door, he will come in. I don’t know if we all know but, with Christ comes grace, and tribulations. I am not trying to sugarcoat or hide any truths. “The Devil is Alive, and a lair.” He could be the one standing on the inside of that precious door, keeping it closed.
Keep your mind and heart on Jesus and remember it’s your door, answer it.
To gain favor from Christ, we must become a blessing to others. In order to do that, we cannot sit on our assets and do nothing. If anything we should be waiting and listening, and praying for The Holy Spirit to guide us in the right direction; being good to others should have been taught at home and in church, long ago. But!
I found my importance, earned or not. The important thing is I am willing to share it with all. It’s not only the Testimonies I declare to be truths; it’s if I don’t stay focused, keeping my mind stayed on Christ, I could lose my life. Plus, I want to go to Heaven and have a few friends there or on their way.
I believe by sharing my experiences with passion and trying to motivate others, is my Importance. And I believe it is Important to continue “Spreading the Word.” It seems to me, as if, the Spirit in the “Words of the Bible,” and in my Heart and Testimonies, are having a direct conversation with me; a warning and a blessing taken from the text in 1st Timothy 3:16 Something I understand, clearly.
“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
Thank you,Lord for the mind to understand, and for all the other blessings you have showered on us, now and in the future. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen!