Know your Season

It’s been a long time since I have written a blog but I learnt a lot during this phase. I believe that everything in our life happens for a reason and it unfolds at the right time.  For last two weeks, I was focused on doing professional certifications and made sure that my time  wasn’t wasted & my thoughts didn’t waiver but rather kept working on it to make sure that I get it. By God’s grace, I completed as well as earned the certification for what I worked for. But I learned an important lesson, every of one of us have been given a task or purpose that we need to work on and everything has a season.

In my profession, for me to become an Expert it takes time as well as we need to take one step at a time and be good in it. One of my uncle, was the chancellor in a college and during his period he made significant changes that helped the students to excel in their studies as well as took the college to the next well.  He was able to do it based on the experience he had, situations that he encountered and responsibilities that he was taking care of. But, he didn’t become a chancellor in a day, it took several years, he did his Master’s in his respective field, then became a researcher ,went on to be a Professor, later the Head of the Department & Board of directors, and finally became the Chancellor . I am proud of my uncle, at the same time he used to be a perfect example in living a fruitful life and a God-Fearing person.

During these days, I remembered him as well as understood that to reach our End Goal, we need to take on different seasons in our life with the boldness and promises that Christ has promised us. Every one of us hold onto promises that God would have given us in each stage of life and one thing for sure is that until all his promises are fulfilled in our life, we would be still on planet Earth living a life pleasing to him.  Also, we should know the season in which we are living and do the part given to us in the best possible way.

As a college student, I had the responsibility to study well and earn good grades.  Then, when I got my first job, my responsibility was to do my Job well and do it right. It doesn’t end there but rather work on your skill so that one day you would be a leader and help others in whatever ways possible. Also, taking care of our family and building them by keeping Christ as the cornerstone is far more important. We can be a good Boss in our organisation but if we don’t look after our family, everything that we have earned is a waste. Gift can’t be a replacement for you when you seemed to be missing in the family. It may be too much to handle, but it can all be handled when we have complete peace within ourselves by spending time with our Heavenly Father and reading his word that speaks life. Because, he alone can give us the peace that the world can’t give as well as the wisdom that surpasses all understanding.

 Take time for yourself, know your season and spend time with God to know what you need to do. You may be playing sports, involved in entertainment business, etc whatever field you are in, know your season, may be your success is just few steps away. Don’t give up on the promises that God gave you or on the talent that he has provided to you, it has its own season to be fulfilled and  when it comes true, it will show to his people that  He Lives and nothing is impossible for him. All you need to do, is to keep giving your best till then and wait for him to do the rest.

 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD [Proverbs 21:31]

 

 

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Where’s my Focus?

I would like to share a message that I got from one of my well wisher and I felt that I needed to share it you all.

Am not sure where did they get this from but credit goes to our Saviour who had put this thought to his child.

Very Good Message From GOD

A lady went to the Priest and said… I won’t be attending Church anymore..

He said, may I ask why??
She said, I see people on their cell phones during service, some are gossiping, some just ain’t living right, they are all just hypocrites…

The Priest got silent, and he said, OK… But can I ask you to do something for me before you make your final decision?
She said, what’s that?

He said, take a glass of water and walk around the Church 2 times and don’t let any water fall out the glass.

She said, yes I can do that. She came back and said it’s done.

He asked her 3 questions.

1. Did you see anybody on their phone?
2. Did you see anybody gossiping?
3. Was anybody living wrong?

See, I didn’t see anything because I was too focused on this glass, so the water wouldn’t fall.
He told her, when you come to Church , you should be just that focused on God , so that YOU don’t fall.

THAT’S WHY JESUS SAID “FOLLOW ME,”.

He did not say follow Christians.

The message says it all, God has given us a life to portray him and to live an exemplary life. In order to get a great Job in one of the prestigious company, you need the skill as well as need to be focused on the technology that are you working on. I am working on Networking technology and everyday I learn new things as well as I can see that I have a long way to be a perfectionist in this Job.

After coming from vacation, It takes time to get into the networking skin and to work the way before I went for vacation.

I believe that God has to be the center in all parts of our life right from our Personal Life, Job, Family, relationship etc. We fail many a times at any part of our life, so we are in a process of moulding as well re-tuning from the Saviour himself.

Everyday, I am working on my character, skills etc but with God not helping me in my life everything is a waste.

It’s way better to put God’s word in action in real life. Many a times, remaining silent does prove a lot rather talking stuff that doesn’t mean anything.

Even talking about God to someone needs a perfect time and it’s Great to reflect HIM in many a times rather talking about him.

 

Practice what God has Put in Your heart!!

The seed that God has sown in your heart is the most precious gift that we have and the most important asset that we can’t let it off or have the thief stealing from us. The seed is God’s word which is alive, filled with life and increases your faith in God. As you read in Luke chapter:8 v.4-15 as below

“While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”

When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,

“‘though seeing, they may not see;
    though hearing, they may not understand.’[a]

11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop “

God’s word is the heart & core part of your life, this is the most valuable one that helps in producing good fruits in life. As you read at the end of Verse 15, it says that the one with noble and good heart, hears the word, retain it and preserve it that it would produce crop. It’s not about hearing the word of God but we need to Guard it, practice what it teaches us and make sure that we don’t walk the way the world tells us. There is always a clash between God’s word and how the world tells us what is good.

When you make decisions in your life, you need to value it based on the scripture & listening to the Holy Spirit and not on the standards of the world. Things that were considered Bad are now being considered as casual and as part of the routine life, whereas God’s word remains the same yesterday, today and Tomorrow. The more you tune yourself to God’s word, the more you are aware of your surroundings and would be able to walk in ways that would please God. People of this world could talk to you in the most influential way or in a highly intellectual manner but if it’s not based on what God has spoken then it’s utterly waste.

You need to Guard what God has sown in you through his people and need to practice it so that we don’t fall into the world but standout to show that he is still alive and walk in his way.

Follow ways to be in God’s presence always, here are few things that I did to make myself not get connected with the world but to remain in God’s presence

  • Listening to worship albums while driving, at home and in my leisure time
  • Not involving in Gossip or talks that is of the world
  • Spending time with my family and helping each other
  • Made myself aware of the situations and leaned onto God for Guidance
  • Focused on things that I can do better and made stick notes in my room that had God’s word
  • Managed to daily hear a sermon online for half hour or more so that I understand God’s word and stay deep rooted
  • Made reminders on my mobile for bible words and short passages

 

When you tune yourself to God, the rest will fall in place. It’s your life that needs to be like Good fragrance that others would know that you are unique and a way to show God. When you live life based on the seed sown in you, the seed produces fruit which in turn makes you a Servant of God to many.

 

Where’s your inspiration?

 

We all have looked upon someone and wanted to be like them all our life. When we were a child, we had dreams and it may have changed on the course of life and some would have just followed it all their life. When I accepted Christ as my Savior, I submitted my dream and ambition to him and waited on God to know what’s my purpose on Earth.

But on the process of knowing my purpose and learning what to do next, I faced hard times as well as needed the energy to go on even when people around you don’t think the way you think. During that time, I looked on the people who did God’s work as well as people who did make a difference in this world.

But at one Time, I understood as well as learnt the Greatest Lesson that God can alone be my Inspiration, my Energy and my All in All. I was watching a documentary on how they designed the A380 Aeroplane. One of the challenges was that they had to design it according to Air traffic regulation; and the wings can only be of certain distance. With the Plane being so huge, the designers started to look for solution as the conventional wing would cause a whirlpool of Air at the End, which would cause disaster. Then, they found the way by placing a camera on Eagle & learned how it flew and designed the wings to make the A380 come true. The Engineers got the inspiration from the Eagle and designed the world’s Biggest Aeroplane.

This made me think for a Moment; where an Eagle was just one Creature that God created and there are plenty more stories where people designed cars, building etc on seeing God’s creation. Then think of us, who were created in his own image, loved by him, rescued by him and the list keeps going on. We can have so many heroes in our life but the most important thing is to draw inspiration from Him and to look unto him for each and everything in our life.

When you make God your Focus and your Inspiration in Life, you are bound to do Great things for Him!!