Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"ONLY WHAT'S DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST!"

My boyfriend and I were invited for lunch one afternoon by some friends. It was what we can call, 'a double date' because our friends were a couple. While we were chatting, the other girl expressed how she felt that where she was working she wasn't achieving anything and was looking for a job where she can be fulfilled. My boyfriend in commenting to what she had said mentioned that, 'only what's done for Christ will last'. 
The statement got me thinking, that I have so many desires career wise such as, 'I would love to make Judge some day' but do I ever stop to remember that the only thing that matters is Christ. Therefore, I may have all these dreams but I should never lose sight of the fact that I am a pilgrim on a journey to heaven. Thus, whatever I aim to be, I should aim to glorify Christ because only what is done for Christ will last. I may be a billionaire, have houses all over the world, end up being queen but all those are of no importance because they fade. The Bible says in Matthew 6: 19-21,
                              "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth
                               and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store
                               up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do 
                               not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For
                               where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
As the above passage states, there is no point in storing up treasures here on earth where moth and rust destroy. Amassing wealth without Christ is meaningless, we ought to store up treasure in heaven and one way of doing so is by glorifying Christ in all that we do. So whatever plans we may have on this side of life be it career wise or generally, let us remember that only what is done for Christ will last. True fulfilment is in Christ! 

"LOVE CAN BE MANY THINGS, ONE THING IT CANNOT BE IS UNSURE!"

I just loved the statement when I heard it from a movie done by Tyler Perry called, 'Madea's Family Reunion'. I may not be married but there was so much truth in the above statement because I am in a relationship and understand somewhat what love should be. I thought to myself that if I have chosen to be with someone and love them, I should not be unsure. I really feel that if two people decide to court or date, they should be sure about being together.

So, if anyone out there decides to be with someone and to love that person, they should be a hundred percent sure about being with that person. If anyone of them is unsure, they shouldn't be together!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

"Whatever Experience you will face tomorrow, the Lord is training you today!"

I was having a chat with my sister during the course of this week that's almost ended and I was telling her my worries about being  able to run a home when I got married. I was saying to her that I felt I needed to live on my own before I got to be a wife and live with a husband. And she said to me that I did not need the experience of living on my own per se because whatever  experience I will face tomorrow, the Lord trains me today.


How true that statement was for me. It was a calming statement to hear because it reminded me that the Lord is in control and I  need not worry. It was a reminder that the Lord is training me each day and prepares me each day for the next day. It reminded me that by the time I  am getting to that day, when it pleases the Lord to have me married, I will be prepared because the Lord would have prepared me.
The scripture that comes to mind is the well known passage in Matthew chapter 7 vs 25-34 which calls for me not to worry about tomorrow because the Lord is in control and has tomorrow in his hands. It calls for me to simply relax and wait upon the Lord.
How lovely it is that God has our lives under his wings and we need not worry. Therefore, "Whatever Experience you will face tomorrow, the Lord is training you today!"