Know Your Identity: Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth.” You do not have to be sweet, or even spicy. You are known for your saltiness and valued for it. Trying to be sweet or spicy makes the salt lose its saltiness. Remaining true to our identity gives us value.
Fulfil Your Purpose: Salt dissolves once used; it becomes invisible and unseen: but salt remains visible and seen if unused, stored, or shelved. Your purpose in being salt is to be used up and not stand out; to be used, and not put on display. Understanding your purpose will help you find your meaning.
Protect Your Calling: “But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”
- Salt can lose its saltiness. Once salt loses its saltiness, it cannot be made salty again. No process can restore the lost value or the worth of the salt. Protect your calling to fulfil your purpose by knowing your identity.
- Once saltiness is lost, salt is no longer good for anything. There is no use for salt apart from being salty. It’s the saltiness that makes it good. Salt remains good by keeping the saltiness. You remain good by protecting your calling to fulfil your purpose by knowing your identity.
- Thrown out and trampled underfoot: If the salt has saltiness, it is handled with care and value. The moment it loses its saltiness, it loses its place and position. It is thrown out, tossed on the ground, and trampled underfoot. It’s the saltiness that keeps it from being thrown out; not its colour, shape, or even its container. It is your calling that keeps you from being thrown out and trampled. Protect your calling to fulfil your purpose by knowing your identity.