I’d like to share this wonderful message that we had yesterday during our worship. This was delivered to us by our church Pastor, Ptr. Ronald. Last Sunday, he talked about the things we usually do that doesn’t benefit us at all and just wast our time. Here are some of the things he discussed during the sermon:
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1. WORRYING A LOT
I am no excuse to this. There are so many things that I worry about – what if I loose my job? What if we don’t have enough money to buy this and that? What if I fail? What if this risk will not work? What will happen to us? Sometimes, we worry about so many things that don’t happen yet. Worrying eats up our time. We worry too much about our jobs, finances, security and even our figure. The things we worry are the things that haven’t happened yet. There’s a verse in the bible that says, “Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matt. 6:34). Easier said than done right? But I guess little by little day by day, we will learn how to worry less about our lives and what will happen ahead.
2. COMPARING OURSELVES WITH OTHERS
Sometimes, instead of focusing to improve ourselves, we get tempted to compare ourselves with others. I’m no excuse to this one either. Sometimes, I compare myself with others which I know is not good but I still get tempted to do so. It’s said that we are wasting our time comparing ourselves with others. We are one unique person and that no one can ever be like us. Instead of comparing ourselves with others, we can instead just work on improving ourselves more.
3. HOLDING GRUDGES ON OTHERS
As little children, we use to play and fight and reconcile right away. The most wonderful thing about little kids is they easily forgive. When we get older, sometimes, it becomes more difficult to forgive. I have to admit I do this one too. Yesterday we were encouraged not to do this because our lives are just short to plant hatred on others. We have to be able to forgive as Christ forgave us.
That sermon was “sapul” to me but that’s just how it is. The bible is sharper than any two-edged sword. It penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. I’m just glad I was reminded by his word.
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”James 4:14 (NIV)