Journey 17

Learning to ask ourselves why we do what we do daily tends to put life in better perspective.

Do you do things for others so that people would talk about how good you are? Or do you do things for others because helping others is the right thing to do?

Do you feel the pressure to do what everyone else is doing? Or are you fine just being yourself?

Do you feel the pressure to wear expensive designer clothes because you have to prove to people that you can afford it like others? Or do you just have an expensive taste for designer clothes, and you can afford it?

Do you dislike what you see when you look in the mirror? Or are you happy in your own skin, shape or size?

These are questions that can take us into a journey of realisation of how we feel about ourselves.

Most of us love the good things of life, we work hard to provide as best as we can and that is fine.

The primary reason that we are born is for the good work of the gospel of truth.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. [Ephesians 2.10]

If we were created for good works, it means whatever we do; the focus should be centred around good works for Christ.

These good works should take away the pressure from what people say or think about us, as we do it because it is right and directed be God.

Accepting who we are, where we are in life every step of the way, and who God has made us to be takes the pressure of wanting to be like others, because we are unique.

We are so precious that the creator of the universe is interested in everything about us.

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. [Mathew 10.30]

We should take the pressure off ourselves; our standards should be what God expect from us, and not comparing ourselves with others and placing unnecessary stress that in turn brings us unhappiness.

It brings joy when you love your job; it becomes a place you wake up each day looking forward to go to.

My prayer each day is that God should open my eyes to see what he has prepared beforehand, so I can walk in them just as Mathew 10.30 says, as these are the only things that would remain long after we are dead and gone.

When we die, all is forgotten and what counts is the difference we made by lives that we touched.

How many people did we tell of the love of God? Did we seize every opportunity we had to share the goodness of God?

Guess it is time to take the attention away from ourselves and think deep.