Titus 1:4-5

One of the greatest disservices that we do to those on whom we have influence is not to have expectations. Too many people (and specifically young people—starting as children) never have significant goals or expectations put on them. It is good to avoid unrealistic expectations, but we often avoid any expectations at all. This can lead to general apathy about life and limited initiative.
Paul had a very close relationship with Titus. He had mentored him and guided him in his relationship with Jesus. So, in this letter Paul is seeking to encourage Titus in his faith and reiterate the expectations that Paul had set for Titus. There were several different churches on this island, and Paul had left Titus in charge as a sort of overseer. 
Paul wrote this letter partly to remind Titus of his expectations, and also largely to remind the churches of the role that Titus was supposed to play. 
Have high expectations for yourself, and have high expectations for those under your influence. There is a lot of work to be done in the Kingdom of God—we must all contribute.
Titus 1:4-5  To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.  5 This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you.

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