Thursday, July 24, 2008

Not so Hakka this time...

It's been some time since my mind have churned up any form of mental diahorrea (however that's spelt) now.

But I've been thinking and I've been some sort of enlightened; that a kernel must first die to itself and fall to the ground in order for God to cause it to grow. Imagine if you have a faith a big as a mustard seed, and all you've got to do is to dare to die to yourself, and you will see that God will indeed make you grow into a marvelous tree where birds of the air make their nests.

I've been challenged to do a few things now before the end of my time. It's been beckoning now. But let's not talk about it.

One of the things is to build a totally new team from a handful of people who are committed, but lacked a bit of direction.

The other is to learn how to delegate. I understand that not everyone can do everyone else's job. But some really can take it and even take it up a notch from where his predecessor left off. Some will take the ship, and steer it in a totally different direction, causing some of the ship's men to abandon ship, or even worse, mutiny. Whereas some totally cannot take the ship's steering at all. Such is the weird gifting of God, that not everyone is made the same, and there's no such thing as a perfect substitute.

I am struggling within my heart in this because maybe I refuse to believe that there is no perfect substitute. I believe that God can change lives. I believe in the God of miracles; that He will not let His church suffer even though some seeds must fall to the ground and die and some seeds will be carried off to other places by the birds who eat of the tree's fruit.

Then, you might ask, what about the tree? I say that the tree will still be there until God uproots it. It will continue to grow at the rate that God has willed for it to grow, and it will continue to do God's will for as long as God wants it to.

Sovereignty of God vs Free Will? There's no such thing as free will. God is the creator of all things; do you think He wouldn't know how the mafia operates? hehehe... just a joke... no lightning please... God truly does not force you to do things out of your will. You can always choose to run away from God's will. But beware of the consequences. Take Jonah for example, he ran when God called him to preach to some barbarians. He feared for his life. But God then showed him that God is much more greater than death or life. And by that episode, he saw the miracles of God, and after knowing that God will see him through, not by his own power, he at last willingly goes and does God's will. God did not force him like a slave driver, but He shows Jonah His power to assure him that He will take care of him as long as he does His will. Kapish?

So, unto you I shall then ask, what did I just say?

That the time will come when all things will fall to the ground and die. And a new sprout will shoot forth from the death, thus creating new life. And I am the seed, you are the sprout.

For all things must come to an end,
Not that we can't be friends,
Although we might not be together,
It doesn't mean we can't be forever.


Blogger Victor da Lee said...

wah.. such a deep and lengthy post..

July 25, 2008 1:38 am  
Blogger Jannie said...

Hmm... seems like someone has already choose his path that he will travel.
Forever, is a big word but whatever will also come to an end. Life is like this... when you travel new path, new friends or old old friends will again be your strength and wisdom.

July 25, 2008 8:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think jonah was forced... If you were in the fish's stomach you would also say Yes to God.. no doubt bout it... ahahhaha...

mrs chong

July 27, 2008 10:58 pm  

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