SoulQuest: Graduate Student Spiritual Care

Never Irrelevent

 Every time you get a new phone, it takes you a while to figure out how it works; a new laptop requires multiple calls to the IT department to help you learn the new system; each professional conference you go to reminds you how much you DON’T know.  It’s like there’s a conspiracy trying to force you into irrelevancy!  And you walk the fine line between wanting to “stay up” with the times, and feeling like you just can’t keep up with such fast-paced change.  Lurking just around the corner is the deep-seated fear that you are becoming irrelevant among people who are pressing forward at warp speed. 

 
But there are some things that are never out of date. Because the hearts of people create circumstances that are always the same, when you walk in Godliness you are never irrelevant.  Even thousands of years ago, the prophets in the Bible addressed the very same conditions you deal with today – self-sufficiency, arrogance, duplicity, syncretism, isolation.  So when Christ invites you to reflect His nature of humility, grace, and peace it is a call to perpetual relevancy.  No matter how far behind you feel in the frenetic race to be up on the latest and best, when you walk in the footsteps of Jesus, you are never irrelevant.  Those are the people God uses to salt the world and transform the workplace.
 
Blessings on you this week,
Kevin