Acceptance Significance and Security

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 2:17 PM

Where do you find your basic needs of Acceptance, Significance and Security?  While we live as aliens here on earth, waiting for our permanent home in heaven, these are useful questions we may ask ourselves.  When we are young and living with our parents, we find these needs met by them.  We hope we have some expose us to the son of Jesus who was the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.  If this isn’t the case, we have to catch up to learn about our Savior and Redeemer.  Then as we mature, our lives move more outside our home and into the community and we find those basic needs met by friends or groups.  Eventually we are out on our own or married and may find those needs met through things of this world or our spouse.  It seems to be a fine balance.

If I were to ask you to do a timeline of your life say from 0 to 5, 6-10, 11-15, and so on, how would you answer these questions?  Where did you find your Acceptance, your Significant and your Security at each of these age periods?  Was there a time you learned to depend on Christ for any part of your Acceptance, Significance or Security?  I would suggest that the more you are able to find ways to depend on God to fulfill those basic human needs, the more satisfied  and centered you will be here on earth.  I challenge you to fill out that timeline and see where your life has been.  Perhaps now would be a perfect time to look at one of those three areas to see how Jesus could give you what you need.  Blessings!

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