Eternal Significance

Series: Awaken | Week 4: Awaken to Significance

Read 1 Timothy 6:10-14 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.


  1. What is Timothy told to run from?
  2. What is he told to pursue, fight, and hold tightly to?
  3. Why should he do these things?


Yesterday we read Paul’s warnings about craving money. Today’s verses build on it by charging Timothy to not only run from the love of money, but to run toward the things of God. The words Paul uses are strong and active – pursue, fight, hold tightly, obey without wavering. His key message is to flee from finding significance in earthly things and to actively pursue a significance that’s found in God alone.

What does it mean to “fight the good fight” and “hold tightly to eternal life”? It means taking hold of the eternal significance we were called to when we made a confession of faith. It means putting our trust in God because He gave it all for us. It means reflecting His love, righteousness, perseverance, and gentleness to everyone we meet. It means following Him without wavering.

God is inviting you to awaken to significance and honor Him fully. To take hold of the life that is truly life. To stop sleepwalking through this land called earth and start taking hold of your heavenly place in God’s Kingdom. To start living in a different way, with a new basis of life, with full trust in His provision and light. Are you ready to run toward Him?


  • When you think about what you’re currently running toward in life, what’s at the top of the list? Where does God come in?
  • Revisit all the things Paul urged Timothy to pursue, and reflect on them one at a time. What could it look like practically in your life to pursue each one?
  • Scan through today’s verses one more time, and note all the traits or actions of God that are mentioned. What stands out to you about them? Have you thanked God for who He is lately and how His character shapes your significance?

As you process these questions, use page 71 of your Awaken Guidebook to jot down any key reflections or next steps. Be sure to bring your guidebook to your group! Page 72 is a great place to write down things that you want to process together.