Random Thought Of The Day
Have you seen those top fashion designers? They usually wear weird fashion outifts… Sometimes, I do like some of their work, sometimes I don’t. That’s fine. But I always dislike the way they themselves look.
I hope I’m not the only one who thinks so.
Alright, I’ve succesfully started my blog post with a bad deviation haha.
So did you know that there are a lot of Malaysians in Australia. Whether migrated or just making a living short term. And there are really a lot Sabahans there. I’m Sabahan, so I know of people who have moved there for good or are planning to.
It’s mostly an escape, I believe. There’s just a chance for a ‘better life’ out there. And it would be a waste not to grab hold of it.
I, for one, disagree with this ‘better life out there’ attitude. Sure we do have to move on and finish chapters every once in a while, but we should not always compare our life with someone else. We should not get tempted and jealous of the seemingly greener grass.
Last night my youth group was going through the ten commandments. And one of the commandments was to not covet our neighbour’s property. Do not steal or even lust for something that is not yours. This sparked the conversation in my mind about this: People migrate for the same reason, ‘betterment’.
But how could that be a sin? God wants us to grow. To get better. To perfect ourselves, our situation and people around us.
Well, the difference is this. God put you in your situation. God has your best interest in mind. How do you know for sure that your ‘betterment’ idea will really be better?
Ah, ultimately, do you trust God to have put you in the right place from the start? Or do you trust what the world has to offer?
God asks us not to worry. He’s got things in control. In fact, He’s planned where you are now from the beginning of time. No mistakes. I don’t think it means to be content with what we have, but to be content in Him. Re-read that. It’s majorly different.
Key point. Being content or even discontented with what we have shows that our trust is either in ourselves or in our situation. Being content in God shows that our trust is in the Father who provides even when we don’t ask, who keeps all His promises, and who has a good future and a successful/fruitful path planned out for us.
Let’s stop having the attitude that we deserve anything. And let’s start having a thankful attitude. I’m telling this to myself. Lusting is the opposite of thanksgiving.
So lust less.
Check yourself before you think about migrating. God might not have finished with your perfectioning and molding.
Some random facts:
Lust often fuels shopping.
Lust always fuels pornography and extra-marital affairs.
Lust often fuel jealousy and sinful attitude (opposite of fruit of the spirit) towards other people.
Lust is usually disguised and blamed as an outside temptation, but we all know it’s 100% a matter of the heart.
Sorry for this late-night straight-forward post.
Have faith in God and be always thankful.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.