Value is a measure of your usefulness. You can measure your value by who is looking for you. If your absence creates no vacuum, then your presence has no value. Will your neighbourhood feel your absence when you travel for a week? Who misses you when you go on a casual leave for just one day? Who calls your phone when you’re not seen for an hour? If I didn’t post this note today, I’d definitely get reminders and phone calls before 9am, even from people I’ve never met. Value is a currency, it can even acquire things that money may never acquire for you.
Pastors, asides the word of faith that you teach your congregation, what else do you teach them? What do they know about business, career, education, relationship, jobs, politics and so on? If the only thing your members run to you for is for prayer and spiritual guidance, then you have work to do. Even if you’re not well informed about business and career, do you have a relationship with people who can equip your congregation with those things you don’t know? The church should be an institution where ambassadors are raised and equipped for full presentation and representation of Christ. If you want your members to stop begging for money, then teach them financial intelligence. Equip your congregation with relevant knowledge; that’s how the church and the people will become valuable in this 21st century. Remember that faith without work is dead.
That’s how far we’d go on today’s Timely Note. But take these last words; RELEVANCE IS A PRODUCT OF ADDED VALUE. THINK ABOUT IT; ASIDES THE LOVE OF GOD, WHAT DO WE REALLY HAVE THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD DON’T HAVE OR EVEN HAVE BETTER? LET’S INCREASE OUR VALUE. Have a most fruitful day, in Jesus precious name!
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