Monday, February 18, 2008

Listening Room

This is what I learned today:

[If you mistreat people who are mistreating you, you will make matter worse]

[We overcome bad with good]

[When somebody hurts you, the only way to truely overcome is not to hurt the person back but by showing them mercy, forgiving them and doing what is right]

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalms 32:8

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, we we have opportunity, let us do good to all people............... Galat8ahs 6:9-10

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Shortcut of Life

Today's message by Pastor made me think about a few things about life and stuff. I have been pondering about the sermon and wondering how to improve as a person.

I realized that in life, there is really no easy way out to anything. If you want something, you have to work for it. There is a Chinese phrase that says something like "A one minute performance on stage takes ten years of practices". Therefore, behind every glamorous success is really tons of hard work.

Hence, it is important to adopt a courageous attitude towards life. That's because many things that we attempt to do, we might probably fail a couple of times. But dun give up and label ourselves as failures. If we keep trying and trying, we will succeed one day.

No one can learn to walk without first falling.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

It Touches Me a Second Time

I guess one of the best things which can happen in a person's life is when somewhere, somehow, something we did, say or wrote touches someone else and lift up his/her spirit.

It is even more interesting when something we wrote awhile back comes around and touches us second time.

Lately, i felt that I'm not the producing results I've wanted and I felt rather fustrated about it. I mean, didn't I do my best, didn't I pray for results......... then why isn't it going the way I've expected? Just when I was reflecting about this........... someone chanced upon an entry I wrote quite a while back and hightlight it to our CG.

I shall repost it here:

Monday, May 14, 2007

Listening Room
I'm on the book of Proverbs right now. During my listening room, one particular verse caught my attention and spoke to me in a special way.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.Proverbs 1:3

This is how my Life Application Bible Interprets the verse:
There are different ways to fail to commit whatever we do to the Lord. Some people commit their work only superficially. They say the project is being done for the Lord, but in reality they are doing it for themselves. Others give God temporary control of their interest, only to take control back the moment things stop going the way they expect. Still others commit a task fully to the Lord, but put forth no effort themselves, and then they wonder why they do not succeed.

We must maintain a delicate balance: trusting God as if everything depended on him, while working as of everything depended on us.

Interestingly, this seems to be the theme for my day. I started the day with this thought, and ended the day, chancing upon this verse.

I was just thinking, so often, we treat God like He's a genie in a bottle, asking for things to go our way.

Lately, I have made some personal discovery. I realized that I can live my life in fullness only when I surrender my all in all. Whatever we think is best for us may not really be the best for us. When I tell God, whatever I do, all I want is just to glorify Him, to worship Him by putting in my best efforts.................. I get amazing results. It's hard to explain this, one has got to experience it to understand this feeling of freedom. This feels like getting a pair of wings.

This is so totally cool because it reminded me once again, my intentions behind actions. Who am I really doing the project for?

All these weeks, I have been trying to get God to do things my way, to give me the exact results that I wanted. But hey, look, who's God here.

I am reminded, that I live my life to serve Him, not the other way round. I'm reminded not to treat God life a genie in a bottle or try to fight His battle. Just do my best and He'll know how to use my efforts purposefully.

I'm flesh and blood. I have my weaknesses, fears........ and reservations about many things. But everyday is a new opportunity to live life better. Even a small step of improvement will make one a better person.

Friday, February 01, 2008


I'm happily doing stuff at my desk and first, they off the air con................ then they off the light.

kk........... get the message, it's time to head for home.