TOPIC: THE VALUE OF STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS
Scripture: Genesis 41: 12. And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Relationship are ladders to your throne and as such vital key to accessing the treasure in every man.
Today we shall be looking at the value of strategic relationship to our existence on earth.
Some one has once met me and said pastor this relationships stuff that you are preaching I don’t seem to see its value to my life! Well that is why today meditation focuses on the values of strategic relationships
What are the value of strategic relationships?
1. It provides the recommendation/ endorsement you needed for the next phase of your life: Life is in phases, without someone endorsement there is a door to a phase of life that will never open! Without recommendation/endorsement there is a limit to how far you can go in life!
Many people are grounded today because there is no man speaking or recommending them! There are jobs you can not get without the voice of endorsement speaking on your behalf.
There are hieght you can not reach without endorsement, there are product you can not sell without recommendation. There are promotions you can not get without endorsement etc.
Biblical example of recommendation by relationship(Gen.40: 1-14; 41:8-14):
The scripture reveals the relationship between Joseph and the Butler during his season of being in prison. Joseph was concerned about his fellow inmates and asked questions and that led to the narration of their dreams and Joseph interpreted them. It was then Joseph said to the Butler don’t forget to recommend me.
The Bible said:
Genesis 40: 14. But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
However, for a period of two years, the Butler never remember Joseph:
Genesis 40: 23. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
There are times when you expect certain people whom you have helped in the past to remember you and recommend you to appropriate quarter yet they forget you!
Oh you help someone in time past to rise and they seems to have forgotten you now and as such you have become bitter! I have a good news for you cheer up, they didn’t remember you all the while because your position is not yet vacant, they didn’t remember you because God is busy preparing your place.
If the Butler had remember Joseph earlier, it wouldn’t have be the position of a prime minister because there was no vacancy yet for that post.
But at the right time the Butler remember Joseph , so shall you be remember in the name of Jesus.
When God is set to visit Joseph, He made Pharaoh to dream which no other person could interprete. That was when Joseph was recommended(Gen.41:8-14). It was as soon as Joseph was recommended, he was sent for:
Genesis 41: 14. Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
Joseph came out of prison to palace by recommendation and on the ladder of relationships! Imagine if Joseph did not maximise the opportunity of being in prison? He would have remained in prison than necessary!
This is why strategic relationships are valuable.
Besides, it takes wisdom for Joseph not to have returned back to prison. This implies that when recommendation bring you out of your condition, it will require the wisdom of God for you not to revert back to your old condition.
The wisdom you need to maintain your new phase of life, receive it now in the name of Jesus.
Please understand that most times when the voice of recommendation/ endorsement comes, there is this another voice that often want to cancel your recommendation.
But I speak as God’s servant any voice speaking evil against you just to assassinate your character and cancel your recommendation is silent now in the name of Jesus.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! Don’t gamble with your eternal soul. Give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today
– Father, help me to maintain a relationship that can give me a recommendation tomorrow in the name of Jesus.
Prophetic Declaration :
– I Prophesy the recommendation you needed for a change of story shall speak for you today in the name of Jesus.
– That voice that you needed to speak for you that has been keeping quiet, may God compelled him/her to speak in your favour today in the name of Jesus.
Assignment : Maintain relationships in every season and your life and your recommendation will be guaranteed.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.