DATE : Friday 20 June 2014
They are new every morning: great
is thy faithfulness.
Lamentation 3:23
Matthew 5:13-16
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but
if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be salted? it is
thenceforth good for nothing, but
to be cast out, and to be trodden
under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A
city that is set on an hill cannot be
15 Neither do men light a candle,
and put it under a bushel, but on a
candlestick; and it giveth light unto
all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.
22:17-24:16 and PSALM 133 – 134
The world is so dynamic that
things keep evolving faster than
many people can keep pace with.
What was generally the norm a few
years ago has become completely
obsolete today. New things are
being created almost every day.
There are increasingly new
approaches to life, business and
ministry, to the extent that those
who cannot keep pace have either
become frustrated or have lost
relevance. One major challenge we
face today is how to remain
relevant in our communities.
One way to maintain relevance
wherever you find yourself is to
stay within your God-ordained
purpose. Your purpose is what
determines your place of
relevance. Jesus maintained His
relevance while here on earth by
sticking to the purpose of God for
Him. Acts 10:38 says this about
“How God anointed Jesus of
Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and
with power: who went about doing
good, and healing all that were
oppressed of the devil; for God
was with him.”
Every product that no longer meets
its purpose becomes irrelevant. Do
you want to remain relevant? Stay
within your God ordained purpose.
Find that one thing that God wants
you to do and give your whole life
to it. Another secret of relevance is
self-development. To maintain
relevance, develop yourself. Self-
development is essential to self-
preservation. If you are working in
an organisation and all you have is
the Ordinary Level Certificate, you
are bound to lose relevance. To
maintain relevance in that
organisation, you must study
further to obtain additional
qualifications relevant to your job
description. You must also learn to
live for posterity and not
prosperity to remain relevant. If
you pursue prosperity to the
detriment of posterity, you will
soon lose relevance. God expects
you to be a blessing and to leave a
legacy behind. To maintain
relevance, you must be
knowledgeable. Knowledge is the
key to living (Hosea 4:6). You will
never be known for what you don’t
know. For your light to shine, you
must deal with ignorance at every
level. You must also learn to be
creative and put your priorities in
perspective. People easily fall for
new things. We must allow God to
do new things through us on a
consistent basis. Use your God-
given creative ability. In addition,
set your priorities right and follow
them. Your first priority should be
your personal relationship with
God. Next should be your family.
You should also know why you are
in that career and pursue it with
zeal. Finally, live a pure life. You
are salt and light. Salt loses its
saltiness when it becomes impure
and light that is obstructed cannot
shine for men to see. Purity is
therefore an incontrovertible
demand for those who desire to
remain relevant.
Prayer Point:
Father, grant me the grace to
remain relevant in my community.


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