Mark Affleck

Are YOU Going To Make 2021 More Significant Than 2020?

December 24, 2020
Spiritual Growth

I’m watching 2020 begin its final march into the sunset with a burning desire to make 2021 more significant than the year it nudges off the horizon. More significant in understanding my life purpose. And more significant in serving others who need God’s love and hope.
How about YOU?
Are YOU going to make 2021 more SIGNIFICANT than 2020? If you’re in…let’s keep going.
Making the new year more significant than its predecessor starts by conducting an end-of-year review (2020) before the new year (2021) dawns. THAT’S RIGHT NOW!
We’ve been doing that together in this blog over the past several weeks.
OK…back to significance. Here’s how Mr. Webster puts it:
Having influence or effect; importance caused by something other than mere chance; sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.
Christians need to apply that worldly definition to LIVING A CHRIST-LIKE LIFE. That will put us on God’s road toward TRUE SIGNIFICANCE.
That’s no easy task. Significance is difficult and it cannot be done with a new “plan.” Significance for Christians comes through prayer, honest introspection, and making a commitment to God.
That commitment to Godly significance is one I want to make and keep in my life. Here’s my approach to that end:
Surrender to God and obey what I already know to be his will.
Dig into God’s Word. Go to him in prayer. Listen to his Spirit.
Take a solitude retreat, seek Godly input, and bring others into my life.
Pay attention to how God has wired me and identify my passion, strengths and gifts.
Most importantly, I remember that there is but one shot at living a life in Christ on this side of the heavenly divide. We just need to keep working on it because there is HOPE as long as we are breathing.
If we apply that definition to living a Christ-like life, we are on the road toward TRUE SIGNIFICANCE.
The primary takeaway here is that God wants YOU to activate the significance he has put inside of you. Will you do it?
I ask God to help me identify and seek his take on significance in my faith walk and never settle for “pedestrian faith.”
Will your 2021 be more significant than 2020?
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10


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