There are some people who get multiple degrees, prestigious careers, and fancy cars or houses because they want to feel important. A lot of times, people use these accolades to get approval and praise from others. They want people to look at their life and applaud how well they’ve done for themselves. There’s nothing wrong with having accomplishments but using accomplishments to make you feel important is hollow. We’re not important because of things. We’re important because God said we’re important.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

As we can see, we’re special and wonderfully made. We don’t need external things or accomplishments to feel important. If no one else tells us we’re special or important, God calls us important and that settles it. Accolades are just extensions to our God-called importance.