What’s Your Wow?

My oldest son graduated high school this year. His graduation ceremony was pretty typical. The speeches were mostly what you’d expect, with one exception.

The high school principal gave a brief yet inspirational speech. She told about unusual job interview questions that sought to get a an applicant’s unique perspective. She emphasized one question in particular.

“What’s your wow? What makes you stand out?”

We had a good family discussion using this and the other questions she asked. Doing so challenged each of us to consider our strengths and weaknesses and to look at ways we could each change and grow.

Wow Factor

Days later, I still found myself mulling over the discussion, especially the “What’s your wow?” question. I realized that God has give me many gifts and abilities, as he has everyone, that help me to stand out. Really, he created everyone to have a wow factor.

While each of these gifts and abilities allow us tangible ways to visibly express this factor, they aren’t THE wow. So what is?

If you’re a Christian, your “wow” is Christ in you. His Holy Spirit within you creates an unmatchable wow factor.

“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)

I’m excited for my son’s future. He’s a godly young man, and the “wow” of Christ shines in him. I’m also excited for my own future because of Christ in me, because of the wow factor he continually cultivates in me. Can you say the same?

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6 Replies to “What’s Your Wow?”

  1. I am also excited about my future. I still feel God has work for me to do. I look forward to having back surgery to get rid of this albatross around my neck so I can start living life freely again. I'm excited for the renewed love Jo & I have. I can't wait to see where that takes us! So much to look forward to!!

    1. That's actually very encouraging to hear, Bill. I sometimes get discouraged at the lack of excitement in those individuals who are just ahead of me in age. Hearing someone who is exciting still about what's to come inspires me to look forward to my future more too.

  2. God is using me to counsel several women recently which always wow's me. To the best of the ability the Lord gave me with wisdom from Him, I spoke truth in love. Of course the devil wants to steal my wow by telling me I was too hard, too soft, too whatever. He hates the wows…yet God keeps them coming. I share this on my blog. A couple Sunday ago our son and three children met us for lunch Sunday after church. He was telling us about their vacation coming up. This couple left but returned only to place some money on the table in front of our son saying, this is for your vacation. Yeah, that was a wow for God to bless our son right in front of us. Wow.

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