Adonijah son of Haggith kept exalting himself, saying, “I will be king!” – 1 Kings 1:5
In your own personal search for significance, it is natural to have a desire to be “somebody” … to have your life ultimately make a difference.
Many years ago, I was required to read a book titled Inside Out by Larry Crabb. Dr. Crabb pointed out two longings that exist in the heart of every “fallen” human being:
1. The Longing for Relationship
2. The Longing for Significance
He also stated that almost every emotional, mental problem one faces in this life will be traced to man’s attempt to fulfill these God-given desires apart from a personal relationship with the Creator. The ultimate premise of the book was that the pastoral counselor needed to understand this biblical principle and peel back the layers of the “presenting” problem in order to reveal the true problem … a broken relationship with God.
Perhaps, like Adonijah, you long to be a “king.” Well, first you must surrender to THE KING. If you would first find significance in Christ, you would never feel insignificant again.
Trees have their seasons at certain times of the year when they bring forth fruit; but a Christian is for all seasons. – Ralph Brownrig