He got a multinational job that year and till today, his life and vision are soaring high. When I asked him how he came about it, he said; “I ran into one of my old school mates who asked me what I was doing at the moment. To cut the long story short, he gave me a link that settled it all.” He is a testimony to the place of relationships in achieving visions and dreams.

Friend, the greatest gift that God can give you on this side of eternity, aside the Holy Spirit, is the gift of men. Every divine vision is tied to men; you would need men to fulfil the vision and you would fulfil the vision with men (Proverbs 29:18). Every man of vision must treasure relationships. Value relationships more than money.

It is better to lose money and gain relationships than to gain money and lose the right relationships. You can have all the money in this world and still be stranded but when God gives you the right men, your vision will fly. Sometimes, men will do for you what money will not do; money is also locked in people.

“The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man…” (John 5:7). I think the problem of the impotent man was not that he had no man but that he had not learnt to maximize relationships. You don’t wait until you need people before building the right relationships. In contrast, the impotent man in Mark 2 had men who could risk their lives to get him healed (Mark 2:1-12). Do you have such people in your life?

“A man that has friends must show himself friendly…” (Proverbs 18:24). In building critical relationships for vision and destiny, you need to begin with yourself. You cannot have friends more than your friendliness. You cannot have relationships more than you invest in and value them. You can only do a few things alone, but to do great things, you would need people (Genesis 11:6, Luke 5:6-7).

As you pray for the fulfilment of your vision, pray for the gift of men (Acts 15:26). Pray for the right people to come into your life. Make room for such people too. Relationship is a demand but the supply of wisdom, help and support from such cannot be quantified. Relationship building skill is perhaps the greatest skill you need for success in life and destiny.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria