In early 2020, My pastor gave a great series on ten lessons for a life of significance. He stated, “Success alone will never satisfy your life, it’s when you move from success to significance that life takes on meaning and satisfaction.”
- Resist Revenge
To experience a significant life, you must resist revenge. We all experience difficulties and disappointments when dealing with people. Life isn’t always fair, and some people can be unkind and cruel. We must rise above and respond in a healthy way by extending forgiveness. Seeking revenge will only lower your values and morals as you reciprocate nasty and unhealthy behavior. Be the better person and choose kindness and forgiveness.
- Fight Discouragement
In order to have a significant life, you must overcome discouragement by not giving up. We all encounter problems and opposition at times. It’s so easy to admit defeat and throw in the towel and ultimately settle for a mediocre life. To experience a significant life, you must possess the determination to overcome discouragement and ride out the storm. You will arise victorious and stronger. Haruki Murakami stated, “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person that walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.”
- Show Kindness
Having a significant life requires you to demonstrate kindness and compassion. Change your mindset about how you want to interact with people. Be a person that expresses gratitude, kindness and compassion and let’s hope it’s contagious.
- Worship Well
In order to have a significant life, you must worship God. So many things happen in the spiritual realm when we praise and worship. When I humble myself and adore my God, I am overwhelmed with an amazing sensation that I can’t describe in words. When I sing “What A Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship or “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong UNITED, I am filled with adoration, joy and overwhelming gratitude.
- Pass it On
In order to have a significant life, you must finish well and pass along the right message. “I have found that it’s not so much how you start, but how you finish that counts.” -Declan. Finish strong and inspire others to do the same.