Myles Munroe observed, "Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities." Hence, one could journey through life either to make impact, watch others make impact or make mischief. Those who travel the road of impact making prize service above self-indulgence. They look beyond themselves and seek to put smiles on the face of others. Their thinking is flooded with the desire to lend a hand and make a mark in the lives of others. This is indicative of a desire to serve and not to tyrannize people. It is a desire not to be recognised for playing lordship without exhibiting the virtues and spirit of true service. Rick Warren wrote, "Service is the pathway of real significance". Hence, if you want to play within the landscape of significance, you need to keep people on the radar. You need to allow the milk of human kindness to find expression through you. Through wise counsel, you can help others to find their the feet, voice and reasons for living. Such trait marks the threshold of the journey through the pathway of significance; and could be summed up as act of service to humanity.

It is also worthy of note that a Christian can walk through the pathway of significance by offering quality service to God. You can't afford to be an idle Christian, who keeps him or her yourself on the sidelines. You need to bear in mind that you were regenerated to become a soldier in God's kingdom. Hence, you need to live up to the responsibility God has given to you, to fight the good fight of faith and to reach out to others with the message of salvation. As a Christian soldier, you cannot allow your commitment to God and to His kingdom to fall by the wayside through distractions and pursuit of nonessentials. When you put your hands to the plough, you must also keep your eye on the kingdom. This disposition is pleasing and commendable in the sight of God. So make up your mind that you would make the most of the time, treasure and talent, which the Lord God has given to you.

Inasmuch as you want to play to the needs of people and help them to find purpose, coupled with a desire to serve God; note that you also need to be well poised for the tasks. These goals would be unachievable if you are indisposed to fit yourself for the future you desire. A disservice you can do to yourself is to choose not to grow and make learning a goal. The extent to which you could make an impact is proportional to the level of God's grace on your life, the depth of your knowledge and the enabling resources with which you have been endowed. Hence, you need to keep yourself on the service line, to continuously bring yourself up to speed, lest you get drained and lose relevance.

May the abundant treasures of God upon your life yield the fruit of impact, as you give of yourself to God and humanity in Jesus name.

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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.


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