Friday, January 28, 2011

Options

What comes up to your mind when we talk about options? According to dictionary option means "the power or right of choosing."

For me it means "the choices I have to choose from, before making a decision on certain matters". The past few years I had made a lot decisions base on the options I had and it's always good to have options than nothing at all.

There are so many time I had no options and I felt good about it, it makes my process of choosing easier, shorter and can't grumble about it. I wish everything that I have to make decision about my life have no options. Life will be great! JK ! I wouldn't have matured to who I am right now if I didn’t had options or make decision in life for myself.

I realize that there is certain area in my life where options shouldn't be in roll. For example when comes to spending time with GOD doing devotion, family and self growth.

GOD

GOD shouldn't be our back up plan, he is our main plan. Seeking him should be our daily bread. I learned that and I see changes in my life since I made it as a must to do instead as an option. Therefore GOD is not an option in my life, HE is preeminent. I need to seek HIM, praise HIM and glorify HIM every second of in my life by doing so I felt his presences in my life.

We shouldn't postponed or choose other options instead of HIM when we feel it's time to seek and worship HIM.

Individual Growth (time for ourselves)

When I first came to US to continue my education, I felt lonely but it gave me the time to think about myself, my life, my dreams, my career, my growth, GOD's role in my life and everything that is possible to think about my life. Why didn't I get the chance to think about it when I was in Malaysia? Because I was occupied with commitments and responsibilities. But now all I think about is my life but that doesn’t mean I am self centered because I have free time.

How many people get that chance to be alone and get the silent moment to think about what had happened in my life and the growth they went through since they were born? Most of the self book says that we need to be in complete silence moment thinking about our day. It’s a way to reflect our deed and actions from our circumstances throughout our day by doing so we will able to discover our hunger and thirst of soul. I don’t think I would have gotten this far without this change in my life.

In conclusion we should not make spending some time with ourselves discovering ourselves as an option to anything else.

Family

There are two things on the world that will never change GOD and family. Most people had made family as an option it's really sad. I grew up in such a family. I know the pain of it. Every single one in a family has a role/responsibility that can only been done by them. A family is not complete without them. For example, my dad, he wasn’t there for our family when we needed him the most, his alcoholism was his option instead of the family. It broke my family into pieces. A person who had to teach me about love, survival, career, dreams, GOD and all the necessity of life wasn’t there when I was growing up. Isn’t it the same as he is death? Not only had that he caused tons of problems in the family because of addiction problem. I learnt through him how important family member and their role in family.

In conclusion family is not an option either we should do our responsibilities in order no one can question us at end of the day.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Choice


Do we realize that choice comes before action ?

If we do, we will reconsider all the choice we have before making our decision due to our action.

As we know every choice we make lead to action then to consequences. Choose wisely !

For example:

I have decided to wake up early without anyone waking me up in the morning to do my devotion. Once the time hits 6am I will in conscious and know what I have to do but I have the choice, to continue sleeping or wake up and pray. It is hard for first few time to give up sleep but I made the choice to sacrifice my sleep for GOD, and that had lead to tons of changes in my life. I became more intimate with GOD, my relationship with HIM growing day by day just because the choice I make every morning to wake up and seek the LORD.

The consequences of this choice is I am growing in GOD.

Another example would be friends I choose to hang out with.

I have a lot of friend but the matter of fact will be am I growing while I am around them intellectually or spiritually ? So it's my choice again ! On January 23th 2011, I went on a hike with Faith Adventure, that was an eye opening hike of my life. I realize friends influence our life more than anyone else. Throughout the hike, I had the chance to share my testimony and wonders that GOD had done to me in my life past few years. Which gave me the affirmation that GOD is working on my life. It blew me away, all this while I been thinking HE is not. It's the choice I made to do something different on that day rather than hanging out in my room.

Consequences of this choice was I learn about GOD and HE is working in my life by sharing to my hiking friends. I wouldn't have done that if other friends.

We make thousand of choices everyday, from waking up till going to bed. If our life purpose are to grow in GOD, we have to make counter culture choices nowadays. It's going to be tough but our mighty GOD will enlighten pain and hurt and unleash joy and peace at the end of day when we know we have fulfill our purpose for HIS glory !

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GOD our Builder !

January 26, 2011- GOD as BUILDER

Only if I make the choice to let him build me, it takes trust and giving him the key of my car or not it going to cost me more than it takes.
For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. (Hebrew 11:10)

Seven things that we should know about building our life/family/career/business

1.Building process is a peaceful process.
You know that my father, David, was not able to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD his God because of the many wars waged against him by surrounding nations. He could not build until the LORD gave him victory over all his enemies. 4 But now the LORD my God has given me peace on every side; I have no enemies, and all is well. 5 So I am planning to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD my God, just as he had instructed my father, David. For the LORD told him, ‘Your son, whom I will place on your throne, will build the Temple to honor my name.’ (1 Kings 5:3-5)

2.Building process is a expensive process.
But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? 29 Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. 30 They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’ (Luke 14:28-30)

3.Building is a unique process.
We should not compare with anyone else. It’s our own journey and our own life.

4.Building process is a team process.
We need support and prayers to be successful from people around us.

5.Building process is a professional process.
Plan well and weigh all the consequences.

6.Building process is a hard process.
I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. (Revelation 2:2)

7.Building process is anointed process.
Unless the LORD builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city. (Psalm 127:1)