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Have you made the most important decision of your life? Where will you spend Eternity? To make heaven is as simple as ABC- Accept you are a sinner, Believe that Jesus died for your sin and Confess HE is Lord.

28 May 2006

Custom Built.

This morning I woke up at 10:15 and church service usually starts at 10:30...geezz! For one second I was tempted to go back to sleep. Oh well I was gonna be late anyways but I thought about it- if it was a business meeting, I won't think twice about jumping out of bed and since God is much more important to me than a meeting I "gus" to get out of bed. Sure, I got to church late but t'was good I went. Pastor Ian talked about the DaVinci Code which seems to be the hype of today. That is another story for another day.

Anyway back to the subject at hand.....

It is amazing to know that my birth was not a mistake. Everything surrounding my birth- the date, the location, my parents, my race, EVERYTHING, was planned by God. The Bible tells me God saw me before I was born, and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Am wowed by this fact. Oh by the way, I am going to be making a lot of reference to the Bible in my blog, because I believe in it. It is the living WORD of God, and am not going to get into any argument with anyone over that. Period.

Anyway as I was saying, God is omnipotent and omniscience hence he has a reason for everything and everyone he creates. There might be illegitimate parents but there are no illegitimate children. Even when some parents see their children as mistakes, God doesn't because he planned for them. No one on earth is an accident.

Science teaches us to believe that we are homo sapiens, we came from apes but am sorry I don't believe in all that. I believe each one of us was made in the imagine and likness of God. We were created as a special object of God's love. HE made us so he could love us! God created us for a significant purpose and we can only discover this if we make HIM the reference point of our life.

Anytime I feel dejected, ejected or rejected in life (like a friend of mine would say), I would encourage myself with these words- "I am unique! There is no one like me on planet earth, no one has the set of finger prints I have. No one has the exact personality I have. I am custom built by God."
That's some proper esteem boost right there! Hehehe.

26 May 2006

It's not about Me!

The realisation that this life is not about me or you is kinda carking, don't you think? Many times I do what I want because my happiness depends on it but now I know this life is not about my happiness or peace of mind.

I have read many self-help book that tell me- "if you want to be fufilled, look in within, think about what makes you happy, what makes you tick and you've found it". The world teaches us to be self-centred- What makes me happy? What do I want to do? What are my goals and my dreams? If I didn't create myself, how can I look within for answers? It really is not about me but about God because I was born by his purpose and for his purpose. That means I have to look to HIM the one that created me for my purpose. Imagine a sofa telling Mr Carpenter, "I have looked within and I notice I am comfy, I think I will be happy being a bed, let people lay down on me when they want to sleep". Fine, the chair might be fufilled playing a bed's role but that wasn't the purpose for which Mr Carpenter created it. It will end up as a short-lived sofa.

The Bible says in Ephensians 1:11 that -"It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone". This verse tells me that:
  • I can only discover my identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus
  • God was thinking of me long before I even thought about him. His purpose for my life precedes my conception. He didn't need my input to determine my purpose
  • My purpose in life fits into a much larger purpose that God has designed for eternity.

So I guess the question I should be asking myself is how do I live for God and not myself? Hmm.

My Commitment

Hi y'all!

Am sure we sometimes wonder what we are doing here on earth. Is it just about getting an education, falling in love, getting married, raising a family, getting a job, climbling the career ladder, retiring or is there more to life? Most of us just follow the tides of life and take whatever life throws at us. Personally I think there is more to life. There must be a purpose for my existence. I know many of us are curious about our purpose on earth, sometimes we think we know it, next minute we aren't so sure of ourselves. Tough life!!!

I don't know how many people have read this book- THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE by Rick Warren. I got this book as a gift 2 years ago, I started reading it but never completed it for some reason or the other, then I lost it! Anyway just last week I got a parcel from someone and guess what was in it- yaaah, The Purpose Driven Life..LOL, so here's my second "God-ordained" chance to read it again. I believe this book would help me answer some of the questions I have in my head concerning my purpose.

Anyway I have decided to make a commitment to myself and to God to read this book (its a 40-day journey) and I believe at the end of the 40 days, by God's grace, I would know the real purpose for why God created me. I intend to share my thoughts on what I learn with you, hence the blog. Your comments are most welcome.

If you have the book I encourage you to read it; from the little I read of it 2 years ago I know you will be blessed.

Happy reading :)