Does it really make any difference?

diffcSeeds are full of potentials, and are very powerful. The forest we see is a product of trees and the trees are the products of seeds that were planted. Without a seed there can be no tree and ultimately, no forest.

Whatever you sow you will reap. The harvest you have today is a product of the seeds that you sowed yesterday. Everyday is an opportunity for you and I to sow new seeds, being fully aware that today’s seeds are tomorrow’s harvest.

When we talk about seeds, it does not only refer to finances but also include everything we do and do not do. Every act of kindness, love, giving, hatred, jealousy, lies, and wickedness, is a seed. According to God’s law, everything that is planted will grow and produce fruit(s), whether we pray or not. The earlier we started aligning ourselves with this law, the better for us.

Therefore, we need to remember the hungry, thirsty, naked and homeless around us and around the world. Victims of war, natural disasters and the children of the world are crying out for our help. If you are like me, you probably have plans of building hospitals, schools, houses etc. The question is “when?” Someone is saying “when I have the money”. But do you know that there are agencies and organisations that are established solely to raise money to feed the hungry, provide water and accommodation for the groups referred to as “less privileged”?

All I am saying is that you do not need to wait for that time when you can build this and that. A monthly donation of $10 for example, will go a long way. And before you say “What difference does that make?”…to someone out there, it makes all the difference…in fact, it means the world.

So what are you waiting for? You can make a positive difference in someone’s life today, by going online and locating a charity around you that is actively involved in making life better for people. Why don’t you join one of them and stop waiting for the big break. Who knows, that step might actually be the door to the big break that you have been waiting for.

PS: You can read more about the charity organizations referred to above, using the links below (this list is not in any way exhaustive);

http://www.actionaid.org/

http://www.christianaid.org.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:International_charities

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Development_charities

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What am I here for?

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Lately, I have been pondering over some issues which led me to ask some questions. As I thought more about them, I realised that I am not alone in the quest for answers. We live in a world filled with questions, and in addition to those that are running inside of us, the environment and society also throw some at us.

There are three categories of questions:

  • Those we have answers to
  • Those we do not have the answers to but can get from others
  • Those that no one on earth has the answers to

As I started this write up, it dawned on me that no one has all the answers – the day a mortal has all the answers in the world, he stops needing God. I do not have all the answers and I will not pretend to, but I hope to achieve one or all of the following, through this medium:

  • Stir you up to seek for the answers that are relevant to you
  • Seek for answers from those that might have a bit of insight
  • Get us all to exchange ideas
  • Hopefully provide information that will come in handy for others that are not yet asking questions

One of the questions that I have asked (and I am still asking) is: What is this life all about? What am I here for?

In my search for an answer, I read the book “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. If you have not read it, I recommend that you please get a copy and read. From God’s word and the book, I got a few points:

  • God created us and He had a plan and reason for allowing you to come to the world and at a time like this
  • God never makes a mistake and you are not a mistake
  • Everything that has happened to you and is happening to you is part of the whole picture/show – even the bad experiences are all working together for your good
  • You will never find a meaning outside of God
  • God has brought you to this world to solve a problem
  • You are unique and special – so no point comparing yourself to another
  • Your assignment is also unique and different – so no need trying to do it the way others have.
  • Greatness lies in you
  • You were made and wired up for connecting with others especially God’s people

While I do not intend to shove the content of the book down your throat, it is my strong belief that we all need to take time out, and ask this all important question: Why am I here?

It looks like we have a different problem in this age – now we know so much yet do very little about what we know. We know what we should do but we often do not do those things. It is the third month of 2009 and the question is where will you and I be by the end of the year? Closer to our purpose/dream or further? To be closer to our purpose, we need to know what our purpose is and take steps towards fulfilling our purpose.

The type of questions you and I ask will determine the kind of answers we will get. While yesterday is gone, and today is going; tomorrow is still there for us to start living our dreams and walking in purpose. If you have found your assignment, are you pursing it? If you have not found your assignment, seek and you will find. In all, let us wake up and do what we have to do.

What exactly are you here for?

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