I once read a quote that seemed like such an obvious thing in retrospect, yet I’d never considered it before: “If you had never existed, nothing would be the same. Everywhere you’ve been, every person you’ve ever interacted with, would have a different life experience…just because you weren’t there.”
Sometimes it can be hard not to feel insignificant, as if our lives are short, soft shouts into the endless macrocosm of life. And yet as objects of mass and energy—creatures of matter—we displace the world around us when we move. And as with most things in life, the things we witness in the physical world are a reflection of God’s greater design for all mankind.
There is a purpose in God’s great plan for all creation, and YOU play an irreplaceable part in it. The eyes of the One who sees all things, see you as well…your individual importance, your significance as one of many priceless parts of the Body of Christ. You were made to matter, with gifts and talents that no one else can bring to God’s family—and to the world. And that being the case, God’s plan for the world would not be the same without the part that you play in it.
As famous Christian author Max Lucado said: “You were made on purpose, for a purpose.”
You will never be expendable to God, and the function you serve with the calling on your life is no less important than another’s. God’s great desire for you is that you would seek and find a way to sow seeds with your heavenly talents to spread love and truth, to break shackles and shine light from the hilltops of a broken world.
They need you. He made you to be needed in the fight to win souls to life everlasting. And the witness of every Christian’s existence is that, like our Savior Jesus who fulfilled the ultimate plan for redemption, we too have a purpose and a direction to fulfill. Our lives have intentionality, and we were not created meaningless lives as short cries into the abyss. We were not made to be forgotten; our lives are remembered forever by the loving Father who fashioned us. We are warriors, we are called, we are beloved, we are the Body of Christ…we are Jesus-followers.
So let’s displace the boundaries of this world as we move through it. Let’s show others that their lives have meaning. Let’s bring them to the only place where they can experience their true worth and calling in the plan of the Creator who made them, just like He made us—on purpose, for a purpose.