The Elevation of All You Do

SighForSignificance-1I recently finished a book on the American President John F. Kennedy. In it, the author states the following about his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald. “He longs to be a great man. A significant man. A man whose name will never be forgotten…. Oswald does not hate the president…. In fact, Oswald would very much like to emulate JFK. Above all, he wants to be a great man.”
Oswald defected to Russia hoping to find it. He returned to the US and couldn’t find it in marriage or family. He hoped to find it in Cuba, only to be denied entry into that country. (Cuba would later reverse this decision.) He sought it in the workers/union movement only to be left on the outside again. No, this was his chance to leave his indelible stamp on the world – kill JFK.
God put into all humans the need to lead significant lives. This search led Oswald to his drug of choice – violence and murder. This search can lead the believer in Jesus to their drug of choice as well.
This need can only be met in a personal relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior. Jesus tells us who we are, children of God. As such, we can lead significant lives from the very ordinary act of eating an apple with Him to the extraordinary act of giving an apple to a poor person with Him (1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17). Everything we do with Jesus throughout our everyday life can count for eternity. Talk about significance!
Your search for meaning and purpose in life are over. Keep listening to and following Him in everyday life using your biblical tools and you will do “the good work” He prepared for you to do today (Eph. 2:10).
“S”et Free Nowww

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