Are you living a life of relevance?
Relevance is simply having meaning or purpose. Personally, professionally, or spiritually, I believe we are all looking to be relevant. But in our search for relevance, we have to be careful that we do not become irrelevant.
As leaders, we should bring meaningful and purposeful solutions to the many perplexing issues in our world.
“And now I have a word for you who brashly announce, ‘Today - at the latest, tomorrow - we’re off to such and such a city for the year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.’ You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, ‘If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.’” - James 4:13-15
We have to ask ourselves, “What are we doing with our lives?” Are you making a meaningful impact in the life of someone else? How are you giving back? What are your plans?
In these few verses in James 4, we see how short our lives are. Life is short. The question is what are you doing with the life you have been blessed to live? Are you living a life of relevance? Or are you worried about yourself and the materialism of this world?
There is nothing wrong with having things or even wanting things, but things shouldn’t drive us. I have always believed we are driven by relationships. First, starting with our relationship with God, then followed by relationships with our fellow man.
If you would like to live a more relevant life, you we need to the right AIM.
1. Awareness. You must be aware of the brevity of your life and your short time to make a dynamic impact in the lives of others. The scripture above says, “You’re nothing but a wisp of fog.” Or in other versions it says, “Our lives are a vapor.” As a leader, don’t waste your time.
2. Intentionality. Our awareness leads to better intentionality. Intentionality deals with being purposeful. How do you wake up every morning? Do you wake up with purpose? What is your intention for the day? When you understand that life is short, it makes you a little more intentional as a leader. You will make smarter personal, professional, and spiritual decisions.
3. Maturity. Once we are more aware and intentional about living, we end up developing maturity. Why do you do the things you do? Maturity makes you think about the bigger picture. For me, everything I do is about being a servant for the Master. He has been gracious enough to invest in me; therefore I must invest in Him and His Creation.
As leaders, we need the right AIM. If our AIM is off, our relevance will be off. So again I ask you the question, “What are you doing with your life?” Are you making an impact in the lives of others? Are you living a life of relevance? I would love to hear your heart. Please leave a comment below or message me on Facebook or Twitter.
Peace and Prosperity,
Bryant Hall, Sr.
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