Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Life Well Lived

The greatest life well lived is a life filled with meaning. Many have been preoccupied with pursuing their own agendas in life with the aim to fill that void – so much so that we have dismissed the very reason why God placed us on this earth for.

It would be so regretful to look to the end of this life’s course to find that everything accomplished was futile because you have not discovered the reason for your existence and lived a meaningful life. To utter the words of Quoheleth, the author of Ecclesiastes, “Everything is meaningless.”

When God created man, He placed all these things to bring fulfillment upon his life:
1) God fellowshipped with man,
2) God made man a social creature,
3) God gave man work, and
4) God gave man dominion over the earth

Today, many seek meaning through relationships with friends, work, climbing the “ladder”, etc. They try to find fulfilment through all but not the very first reason above. They have not realized that fellowship with God is what brings true meaning in life.

May you discover the very reason for your existence. Step into the shoes of Jesus, and start to live His life. You will see His goodness, His glory and the emptiness of your life fulfilled by Him.

“For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)

“It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

-no title random thought-

The perceptions of what others may think about you and their inability to see your value doesn't define your worth. You are essentially worthy, for your Creator who made you calls you His masterpiece and He knows you best.

People who choose to stay hurt, hurt others. Their negative words is like a knife cut to your chest, and the enemy will take those words to magnify the impact and bring forth bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred, etc into your life with that aim to bound you in his chains. The enemy wants to steal, kill and destroy you - he knows his time is running short.

But knowing the truth of who you are sets you free. You are able to live in that abundant life Jesus has for you. The wound will longer stay a bleeding and stinging wound; just a scar that doesn't hurt and reminds you of how strong you are and how far you have overcome. And you are still beautiful even with that scar.

So c'mon. You are better than what others think and even what you think you are. Don't change yourself because of others' negativity. If there is only one reason why you should change yourself, it should be because you want to be changed more in the likeness of Jesus. Live meaningfully with eternity in mind.