One of the characteristics of our human nature, which can be both a weakness or a strength, is our need for significance.
The ability to stand out, get noticed, have an effect, is something that at times we all yearn for.
We see it in our society with our designer label culture. The most expensive labels are believed to portrait a greater kudos and significance. Or maybe it is the significance we feel when we hang around a certain crowd of people, where we gain a signifigance through association. How about the significance we gain through achievement that pushes us to work harder, run faster and climb higher.
I was reading the journey of Isreal in the book of Numbers chapter 21 about how they would go from place to place, repeatedly setting off and camping, setting off and camping.
Then it says these words, 'From there they continued on to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Gather the people together and I will give them water."' Num 21:16
The name Beer, apprently means 'well'.
However, before there was a well (Beer) dug there, what was the place called?
Could I suggest that before it was a well it had no name. It only found its signifcance from what God did.
I wonder what a difference we would make if instead of trying to make a name for ourselves through our success stories, achievents or circle of friends, we found our significance in what God has done for us?
When you have got a moment, think about it.