SCRIPTURE READING | JOHN 4: 3-28
“6. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well… 7. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water…” (John 4: 6-7)
According to Biblical history, Jacob’s well was supplied from an underground spring. Other wells may have had stagnant water, but Jacob’s well had a supply of flowing water. Because the water from Jacob’s well was fresh, it was easy for people to drink from it from generation to generation. The newness of the water from Jacob’s well made it relevant from generation to generation.
Friend, when the ‘waters’ of your life are stagnant, people will have no need to drink from you. When your life and work lack creativity, people may not have any need for you. When your business is bereft of newness and new strategies, people will get used to how you do things and just maybe, your client base will gradually thin down with time; when your career lacks newness, you just might become irrelevant.
The key to lasting relevance is newness and freshness. Face each new day with new thinking; add a dose of fresh ideas and fresh efforts to your endeavour; bring in new innovations to every area of your life; make your work new and attractive each day; add new knowledge to whatever old knowledge you have; strive to remain new as you grow older.
People will get bored with you if all they see today and tomorrow is same as what they saw in you yesterday. A life bereft of improvement and newness is on a highway to stagnation and irrelevance. If you have nothing new to offer, people will move on to those who have something new to offer.
Ask God to load you with newness, and cause you to be a better version of yourself each new day. Seek to remain new in every area of your life.
PRAY WITH ME
Lord, in every area of my life, grant me newness and freshness; I won’t be stagnant, in Jesus’ name!