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
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.