NOTEWORTHY QUOTE 5
The following noteworthy quote was extracted from a paper entitled “One Calling – Many Assignments” written by Michael McLoughlin, YWAM Marketplace Misson.
“Significance comes from “another” not from an accomplishment. God considers us significant because He allowed his Son to die so that we might have life. Therein lies our true significance and the clue to meaning and purpose in our lives. But to discover it, I had to die to “my” callings: business as a measure of success; missions as a measure of significance; ownership as a measure of identity; and meaning as the measure of my work; doing as a measure of my being; and calling as a measure of my worth. The apostle Paul said, “To live is Christ, to die gain! To gain a true understanding of my life purpose, God’s (not mine) calling, I had to die to all my previous understandings.
Death is a doorway to freedom through which we must pass to live a life of purpose, significance and meaningfulness. Death to ourselves sets us free to live for another. God calls us to himself, but for us to truly answer that call we must die to everything that would substitute for God in our lives; our work; our gifts; our abilities; our plans; our visions; our missions; our dreams; even our calling. God must be completely sufficient for our need for meaning; our need for significance; and our need to be loved.”
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Source of quote – “One Calling – Many Assignments” by Michael McLoughlin – YWAM Marketplace Mission