Sunday, July 24, 2011

As Good As It Gets

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For most of my friends, I am a jolly person and seems like I don't have any problems at all. I can make you laugh, put bright lights in your days and uplift your spirit. For the last two lifegroups that we had, I served as a discussion leader and these last two topics are portraying and working in my life right now.

Nothing to worry. In Matthew 6:34, states "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own". These past few days, I've been in these what we call "obstacles" in our lives. There are lot of things that I need to do, need to accomplish, need to finish and need to execute. I know that I shouldn't worry about what will come cause my faith in Him is hundred percent. I'm thankful that I have these people around me who can still uplift my days and provide me even a little piece of happiness. Yes, I need those people not just to forget my worries but also to see that there will always be a sunshine after the storm. In Proverbs 12:25, "Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up." Instead of sitting in the corner and continue to think of these problems, why don't we talk to someone whom we trust, share your emotions and be encouraged with their lives. I believe that worrying is useless and just a waste of time. You will not accomplish anything, time is running and can't put additional hour in our life after the crying moments and self pity. Worry is like a rocking char, it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere. I sometimes realize that worrying may lead to questioning my trust in Him, so I just get up, think of positive things and believing He is working and preparing something good for me. I saw this one FP post from my friend: "Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing it will happen. Courage is making it happen. Love makes it easy.". We need the complete recipe in achieving positive attitudes, we can make it, I can make it and as Mariah said "I can make it through the rain".

I'm fine, thanks. Most of men can't show real feelings and emotions to others. I can say that I am one of them. I am very, very good in hiding my emotions. If you see me quiet and ask me if I'm okay, I will say 'yes! and everything's fine'. But deep down inside me I know I'm undergoing a lot of stress. I'm not saying that I'm a 'plastic' person, maybe I am trying to stand firm and believing that I can do everything thru Him. I'm not sure if I am showing two sides of me and showing different personalities to different group of people, friends and even to my family. We are all a work in progress. Can you believe that before, I can't show to my sister my 'Christian' side and was afraid to show her what's something new to me? I was afraid to show her that I have changed and I'm reading bible and I am now praying in new ways (before it was a 'memorized' prayer). In Matthew 6:5, "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full". I don't want to be a hypocrite that in front my LG-mates, I can pray with all my heart but in front of my family... nahhh.. I'm shy. It's a good thing that I am now more open to them and can discuss the bible and His lessons and words. As Christians, we should always be showing one face, don't be shy with our ways, be proud and continue to serve Him.