I know you’re told on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter that you are significant.
And you are.
But I want you to think about something–
She is significant too.
The woman working in the drive-thru. The one nursing a baby. The one driving one lane over. The one filling her gas tank. The one frustrated at the checkout. The one on the other side of that perfect Instagram account. The one who has a bigger blog following than you. The one with essential oils and the one with medicine prescriptions.
Not just you, but her too.
The world does not just revolve around you, and neither will it adjust to make you the center. Because you’re not.
Society says it’s all about me, what makes me happy, significant, fulfilled, loved, and uplifted. I can slide easily into the mindset that I’m at the top, and all of you just circle around me and give me my worth.
In fact, I have done just that! I can get so consumed with my world that I assume everyone waits for me to say something, post something, share something. I get caught up in being someone, in becoming great, and climbing to the top of the ladder that I take no time to think about how you are significant, how she is significant, how he is significant. I’m too busy proving my own worth to think about how precious and full of worth other people are.
This mentality is wrong, and we have all been guilty of it.
But here’s the thing, always looking at myself, filling my happiness tank, and relaying on society to say Oh, you are significant, leads to emptiness. I am not the center and I am not the only one of significance.
She is significant too.
So what can we do about our backward, selfish mindset?
- Don’t go through the life focused on what affects you, what boosts your self-confidence, and how you can benefit.
This will leave you exhausted! If you share, do, or post things for validation, you will be empty! Do not search for your worth in the things you say, what you wear, or the life you live.
- Instead ask — How can I encourage this person? What can I do for them? How can I show them that they are significant?
We need to stop getting sucked into the me, me, me mentality and start giving to others. The easiest thing to do on social media is believe the lie that I am the center of the world and public response directly correlates to my worth. OUCH! That’s gonna hurt!
Next time you scroll through Instagram, don’t think about yourself. Instead, leave a sincere compliment or word of encouragement for a friend. Love them the way you want to be loved!
- Find your worth in God.
Easier said than done, I know! Seeing my worth through God’s eyes proves more fulfilling than 100 likes on an Instagram post. We honestly can’t even compare the two!
Psalms 139: 13-17 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!”
God made you. Not only that, He did so fearfully and wonderfully. He knows you. He has precious thoughts of you. There lies your worth!
- Lastly, remember that God sees her significance just as He sees yours.
God didn’t just make you fearfully and wonderfully. He doesn’t just know you or only think precious thoughts toward you. God also thinks of her.
Because she is significant too!
Remember that as you live out this week.