As we come to the end of the year, we look back now and marvel at what the Lord has done. We have achieved beyond expectation and though there are areas that need improvement, we can confidently say Ebenezer!
I remember the words of God, in Colossians 3:23-24 “whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ”(ESV).
LivingStone International University (LIU) has gone through changes in management this year, some expected, others unexpected and the greatest encouragement has been from the staff and students who have soldiered on which reminds me of faith which is required to carry on in the storms of life. Jesus, when the disciples called to him during the storm said, “Quiet! Be still!”, and there was calm.
How do we as Christians maintain excellence in the midst of uncertainty? One of the lessons I have learnt is that of supporting one another and believing that the work we do be-longs to the Lord and as Christ told Peter, He will build His Church.
We are only required to avail ourselves for service beyond self, to perform duties beyond our job descriptions and trust the Lord for better times, and at all times to give thanks.
I sincerely believe that staff and students at LIU have come to the knowledge of the words in Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hands find to do, do it with your might….”(ESV).
Excellence therefore requires hard work and commitment from all the parties concerned. It calls on persons to know that there is power in numbers, as long as you are all pulling in the same direction. Therefore the need to plan and let all those concerned know where we are going.
This was adequately done by the former Vice Chancellor who has made me understand that an administrator needs to empower those under them so that in their absence the work will still carry on. Jesus has been and continues to be the best example on this principle.
Mary Manana, DVC Finance