Sunday, 31 March 2013

Looking for love in all the wrong places...

So I woke up in the middle of the night and this thought came to me...'what if we keep messing up and getting it wrong because we're looking in the completely wrong place?' You know, like that job you thought would be the start to a new career, or that move you thought would be the start to a new life, or that relationship you thought would be the start to all your happily ever afters...

We have a longing deep inside of us, and we think a job, or a new house, or a new car can fill that longing. But, when we get what we thought we needed, we realise that that longing is still there. Like the young woman / man that wants to get married, or the graduate that longs for a job, or the married couple longing for a child. A husband / wife won't satisfy you. And neither will a job, a new car, or even a child.

Take love, for example. What we all desire is someone that will love us unconditionally, i.e. with all our faults and flaws. That person that will tell us that we're perfect just the way we are, and need not change a thing (you know, the stuff that makes us who we are). Human beings kinda suck at that. It got me thinking about the cross. You know, Jesus dying and all. He didn't have to, but He did. He knew many would still not accept Him, but He went ahead and died for them anyway. Now, that's what I call unconditional love. So, if you're still looking, well, look no further.

Happy Easter everyone.

p.s. He didn't stay dead by the way.



Saturday, 30 March 2013

Big decisions...

So I was having a chat with one of my mentors the other day and she said to me, 'I know one day I'm going to regret watching so much TV...think what I could have done with all that time...' I laughed, but she was serious. We were talking about the importance of making the most of our lives, and living it to the full; not holding on, waiting for something that may or may not happen. It got me thinking about writing again, and this blog. Life can be so busy sometimes, and I didn't think I would ever blog again, but a few people have been asking me about my blog, and encouraging me to start it up again. Plus I was reading something the other day and it was talking about how when we stand before God, one of the questions we'll be asked is what we did with all the gifts and talents He gave us. I'm not sure how much of a gift this is, but if indeed it is, I'd like to be able to say with confidence that I used it to the max. So, again, I can't promise that I'll write all the time, but I'm gonna try. The past year has been colorful (a word a friend of mine uses when she means 'full of ups and downs') and has taught me a lot, and I'm hoping I can share some of what I've learnt here.

Happy Easter people...