Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Life Experience - Worried? Confused? Panic?

Life is really about making decisions. From the moment you wake up, you started asking questions already with or without you yourself knowing.

Open sleepy eyes, “Yawn… What time is it?”, “Can I sleep for another 5 minutes?”

And the older you get the decision making seems to be getting more and more challenging, harder, complicated.

Boy: Which color of balloon should I get? Red or Blue?

Teen: Which sport shoes should I get? Nike or Adidas?

Older Teen: What should I do? Accountant or Engineer? Which University should I go?

Fresh Grads: Which job should I pick? Will this be good for my future?

Working Group: Is this the right job for me? Is this the right woman to be my wife?

Married: Do we keep the money in a common account or separate accounts? When is the right time to start a family? What will happen to me during economy down turn? Will I get retrenched? Can I find a job? How can I afford to pay my loans when I do not have a job? Will my wife run away because I am jobless? (hehehe…)

The above is just some simple questions that we will ask. (I know in future the questions are going to be harder and more challenging)

But 1 thing I can say is, “Do not worry and continue to put your trust in the Lord!” He will see us through and His hand is always upon us to keep us away from pain and harm. Do not look at the world because you can only see negative things here (jobless, sickness, pain, divorce, abuse, robbery, flood, forest fire...). When you look “above”, you will know that God is in control. He allows things to happen for a very special reason that only He knows.

Matthew 6:25-34 (New International Version)

Do Not Worry

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[a]?

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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