Pastor’s Corner (3/3/2022)
“A lot of people believe they are successful because they have everything they want. They have added value to themselves. But I believe significance comes when you add value to others and you can’t have true success without significance.”
—–John C. Maxwell
This really struck a chord for me when I heard it for the first time. In his various writings and presentations, John Maxwell often said “It’s not success, it’s Significance.” In the opening to his book The Power of Significance he asked, “What do you want in life?” What better time to explore this question then during Lent? Lent is patterned after the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness. This was a formational time for him. During his time in the wilderness, Jesus had the time and space to ponder who he was, what he wanted from life, and where God was calling him to go. Not only was he shaped personally by that experience, the foundations for his ministry were laid during this time of introspection and prayer. We, too, have the opportunity to use this wilderness time during Lent to make time and space to ponder who we are and where God is calling us to go. In our day and age, it’s so tempting to believe that we are called to success. So, come and explore The Power of Significance this Lent. You do not need to buy the book, but if you’re like me you may want to have a copy as we make this journey together. It is available in a variety of places including Amazon, Christianbook, and Barnes & Noble.
During our Wednesday Night fellowship classes, we’ll explore a different chapter each week.
March 9 Session 1: Write Your Own Significance Story
March 16 Session 2: Find Your Why to Find Your Way
March 23 Session 3: Embrace Intentional Living
March 30 Session 4: Be Willing to Start Small
April 6 Session 5: Live with a Sense of Anticipation
Holy Week: No Wednesday Night fellowship
April 20 Session 6: Seize Significance Opportunities Every Day
With hope for our time and space,