Pertinent. Significant. These are words that come to mind once discussions are made about specific persons that have become value-adding figures in our society today.
I was in a commercial vehicle on my way from work awhile ago and then two men got engaged in a conversation. From every point made and banter thrown, what caught my attention was a specific sentence one of these men made. He said the most important thing for a man to have in life was money and that peace of mind comes with being rich. What do you think about this? Is money really all that matters?
 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
Years have passed, seasons have come and gone, countless number of men and women have existed after the Bible was written. Still, some names have since been points of reference and figures of grand examples. Men like Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Daniel, Peter, Paul. Women like Sarah, Ruth, Dorcas, Mary, Elizabeth and Deborah. These men and women’s names can never be forgotten in the history of Christianity. One thing that allowed this happen was their level of relevance in their generation.
 For by [faith—trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.
Sticking and following through the making process comes with its own level of challenges and obstacles, giving up definitely comes to mind but God expects more from you. Be persistent. Be determined to be of immense advantage to your world. You were never made to be small or irrelevant.
 And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
Don’t get carried away by the tides of life, instead run with the sole purpose of being a solution provider to your generation. You should never get satisfied with living a life of complacency. You have been created for more! You were made for more!
 Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!