Are You Adding Value?


Corporate America uses “buzz” words that are designed to motivate workers to perform.  Some of the key words that I recall were, “energy,” “knowledge.” and “passion.”  Employees were often evaluated on their ability to personify these terms in their duties.  The one buzz phrase that stuck with me was “adding value.”   This term was especially appropriate to any company that sold a relatively homogeneous product.  Homogeneous products are plentiful in supply and readily available in the market place.  For this reason, a company selling such a product must find a way to distinguish how their product is better than that of their many competitors. 

There are thousands of religious groups today and many of them do not believe in Jesus Christ.  Some that do believe in Him don’t believe in his divinity.  As Christians, we have the responsibility to distinguish how our beliefs are not just better, but accurate.  The best way to do this is to be a value-added Christian.  Ask yourself, “Am I adding value to the kingdom.”  If you are not, pray and ask the Lord what actions you should take (or refrain from taking) to be more productive in bringing others into the fold.  (Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:……. John 15;16)