What holds this vine off the ground? Shall we say a piece of insignificance does the job? A slender tendril. But remember … this tendril wraps itself around a wire and keeps the vine in place. It does the job, because God created it with the ability to hold on, while other plants bow to the ground during a storm.
Insignificant. That is a drawn out word, which means something inferior, unimportant, or worthless. Say the word out loud. It does take a little effort, and you might unconsciously wrinkle your nose as you repeat it. Try saying it a few times. Do you know that if you refer to someone as insignificant, you are in reality saying he or she is a nonentity? That means they are a nobody. Zilch, not worth anything. So, in your opinion, they don’t exist?
But what if you are the one who feels insignificant? That feeling hurts. It keeps us bound, shoved into a corner where we think protection is waiting. But is it?
Think about this … corners are usually dark, don’t conform to our shape, and there might be spiders. You can also feel “hemmed in” if someone approaches your corner. It’s a trap.
The feeling of insignificance can trap us. While we’re stuck there, we cannot interact with others, so our sense of unimportance grows. Somehow, we have to find the courage to jab our elbows into the sides of our corner and propel ourselves out into mainstream of life. Yes, that it is easier to say than accomplish. But along with courage, we can rely on God’s words of comfort and release.
God gave you life. Why would he waste it on you? Actually, He wouldn’t. He didn’t. You are worth something, and what you have to say or write—is extremely important. No one else will ever speak or create things quite as you can. Remember that. Cherish the thought. What other people think is worthless when faced with God’s opinion. He created them, but God also created you … to be who you are.
“O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightiest still the enemy and the avenger.” Psalm 8:1-2 KJV
Wow! God created the universe. He placed the stars, moon, and sun in the heavens. And He gave the ability to us to speak forth words of wisdom and to help silence those who are against God’s word.
We have to think on that and remember it. By shrugging away the feeling of insignificance, we can help silence the rants of those who are against the true, living God and His Word.
Thank you for reading.
~Karen Campbell Prough
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