A People For Themselves

A People For Themselves
The world says, “Love yourself because that is the only thing that matters.”

Interestingly enough, there is a certain amount of love and care for ourselves in all of us.

The truth is that most of us do not need to be told to love ourselves, it is a natural notion. It is natural and normal for us to love ourselves but the problem stems in us loving ourself a bit too much.

Of course, we would like to believe that we are not a people for ourselves alone, but that is far from the truth.

Outside of Christ, most of our thoughts, cares and worries would revolve only around our present life. We would have no care for those coming after us or even those currently around us. This may not be true for all, but it is the reality for the majority of us.

This terrible truth about who we are does not pertain to our generation alone but also stands true for those that came before us. Continue reading

Broken: Shame On Me God. Shame On Me.

Broken
Shame on you God.

Those were the first words that came to my mind as it dawned on me that I will not be going back to school this semester.

As I got off the phone realizing what the person on the other end of the phone a few minutes ago just told me, I became furious.

Angry at God, I broke down crying.

With my finger pointed up and unable to voice out the words, either due to the enormity of the words I was thinking or just my inability to speak at the moment, I was yelling in my mind: Shame on you God!!!

Of course, some minutes later due to my helplessness and pain, I decided to pray to the same God to ask for help and strength.

In all these, my other thoughts that were not as crazy as the first but crazy all the same were: What would people think of me now? I mean, I shared this great testimony about how God made a way out of no way. How God showed me favor before man and I’m now able to go back to school this semester. I should’ve made 100% sure before sharing the testimony. It inspired a lot of people and strengthened their faith. So what will I do now? Go back and say that things didn’t work out? What would people think of me?

These thoughts led me into concluding that I am a big fool. The biggest of them all. Continue reading