Hey, it’s the new year. So, breathe.
Month: December 2013
What’s The One Difference?
This whole year, God has been showing me bits and pieces of something that I think is very important once I get the full solid picture.
I used to not think the word ‘attitude’ was not important at all. In fact, it always seemed to be a marketing scheme for money talk, whether earning or donating. I always hated marketing schemes, and salesmen (and Christians acting like salesmen, they throw around important words alot too).
Back to wondering, ever wondered what the difference is between being lazy and taking a rest? Just one difference: Attitude. There’s also only one difference between whether life is challenging or whether life sucks. There’s only only one difference between whether you walk out a victor or a loser in any situation. That’s our attitude.
I have alot to learn about attitude. That’s probably why God has to keep showing me and teach me and keep opening my eyes to see.
A philosopher I look up to, once said “Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.” You can find it in Romans 5:3-4.
If you keep complaining about a situation and do nothing about it, what do you have to boast about when it’s over? Starting to see how a good attitude is important? Our attitude when we face challenges changes the outcome.
Jesus always addresses the heart issue about sin. Not the action. Why? I think it’s probably because God takes note of your attitude more than your actions. And you know, some people say that what Jesus is teaching makes The Ten Commandments void, since all the commandments address action and not the heart.
But now I slowly see that God has been addressing the heart (attitude) all along. Looking into the ‘heart of the matter’ isn’t a modern idea. That should be proof enough that the Old Testament isn’t ‘Old’.
I’m not boasting (though I want to be) about my attitude. Nor do I totally understand the ‘how’s and the ‘why’s of a good attitude. I’m just trying to gather my thoughts on this.
Let’s just remember that for the same situation we face, there can be different outcomes. And we are the only one with the power to choose what that outcome is (now I sound like a salesmen).
Doctorbutterfly at your service
Trying New Things
Last week I tried to memorise three verses from the bible (struggling on the third one). Let’s test my work so far: Romans 12:1 I beseech you, therefore, brethren, submit your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable sacrifice. Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the patterns of this world any longer, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will. Romans 12:3… Something like, For by grace given me I say unto you, do not think yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with humility and judgement…? Oh man, I’m sorry. I’m pretty sure that was a bad attempt on all three verses! But I must strive on! Memorising has been a blessing to me so far. Anyways my plan is to memorise the WHOLE CHAPTER 12 of the book of Romans. So please hold me accountable to this. Thankeeeee
Also, I’ve been thinking, maybe I should start writing stories. Like fiction. My head is full of ideas and impossible situations, I wonder how they’d look in an organised, logical, worded paragraph. I’m probably gonna fail so hard haha. But I want to give it a try. I’ll start a new blog for it though, so that it doesn’t clash with things I actually want to share with you guys. I love you all.
Btw, what do you think my new story blog should be called? (I’ve tried doctordragonfly but that blog domain has been taken. noooooooo)
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