Young people have been told that relevance in life comes with one’s increasing capacity to solve problems.
This revelation was made by Ven Chukwuebuka Chukwuemeka while speaking to youths at the recently concluded Leadership Clinic held at the Cathedral Church of St Andrew, Amichi in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to Ven Chukwuebuka, relevance does not come by expensive dressing and over-bloated lifestyle. He condemned the attitude of young people who live false lives to impress their peers thinking that that is what makes them relevant.
He challenged youths to acquire relevant skills that will make them useful to themselves, their families, the church, and society at large. He warned that anyone who does not add values to people around him/her will easily lose friends and associates noting that nobody accommodates liability.
Using the story of Joseph as a case study, Ven. Chukwuebuka called on young people to discover the gifts God has deposited in them; nurture such gifts and utilize such in solving problems of society. He said that Joseph had the gift of dreams and interpretation. He used it until he was promoted to the position of prime minister in a foreign land.
“Develop your talents and abilities. Even God hates liabilities and just as is normal with human beings, God has no need of loafers too. Get useful and stop decorating yourself to no gain. When you become a problem solver, asset and useful your peers and friends would want to associate with you.”
He discouraged youths from their concentration on expensive clothes, expensive electronic devices as they do not add any relevance to their lives.
“If you want to be relevant in life, identify problems wherever you are, and solve them.
Increase your capacity to produce solutions to existing problems, provide answers to questions, and relevance comes”. He concluded.