Looking at you life right now, what will be your life’s theme song?
Depending on who you are and where you at in life now, most of us probably have different songs to sing. Or it could be the same song but with a different meaning.
Sometimes, when life hands us a situation we either gracefully accept it or complain and cry about it. Melodramas will have their characters out in the rain, kneeling on the ground screaming “why me?” This maybe followed by a series of moping, drinking and self destruction. Seldom do we see characters who struggled a little and moved on.
I guess it is human nature especially when faced with obstacles and painful experiences. Or at least it is more entertaining to watch melodramatic characters. However, the Bible asks us not to get drunk on wine (and maybe other stronger alcohol and/or drugs) but instead, to know God’s will and be filled with the (Lord’s) Spirit.
Of course knowing God’s will is not an easy thing to do, for His will is different from our plans. And sometimes, it seems that there is no plan at all, just pain and suffering.
Let us remember that although we may not understand God’s ways, He definitely has a plan, a purpose for you.
Sometimes it is hard to accept the things that happen in our lives. We may even question if these things are necessary. If God loves us, why do we have to go through hardships?
Well, maybe because whatever lies ahead for us will have no meaning if we just receive it without all those other experiences before it.
A gold medal will not mean as much if you did not practice for hours and hours until competition day, competed against the best and gave it your all.
God has a purpose for you and me. It is bigger than any of us, better than any of our plans. His ways are not ours. So, whatever happens, believe in His love and be thankful.
“…Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ep5:19-20)
It may be difficult to do, but with prayers and support from your friends, family and your Church we will all be witness to God’s glory.
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