Fresh Hope – 10th December 2016

One of the shows that I enjoy watching on TV is The Apprentice. However, one of the things that frustrates me is when the candidates are interviewed at the beginning of the series, stating their mission for the process ahead.

More often than not, you will hear one of the candidates say, ‘I’ve not come here to make friends.’

Now to me, that is one of the dumbest things you could say as you’re about to spend the next 12 weeks living with people, teaming up with people and trying to claim victory as part of a team. I think to myself, ‘surely you’d be better off trying to build as many relationships as possible…’

The reality is, many of us approach life with that same mindset of ‘I’m here to attain knowledge and gain experience.’ This kind of thinking comes out of a belief that life is all about what you know.

However, life isn’t about what you know, it’s about who you know.
Who you know will accelerate you far quicker to your destiny than what you know ever will.

And when you decide to build walls instead of bridges with people, what you’re actually doing is putting a barrier between you and your destiny.

Relationships are a major key to your success. The whole premise of life is for you to have a relationship with God and a relationship with people.

Today I encourage you, have a willingness to put aside knowledge, pick up humility and recognise, ‘I need people’.

Life is better lived together.

Caleb Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.