New Career, (not really) New City, (not yet) New House
A rare title, you may thought… But I can’t think anything courteously to put it in words. It’s happening to me. Blessed with a new stunning career, it’s well suited to my background. Settle with my wife for good. A nice city to raise a family, a nice place to live.
But I still think of how to get a place where-every-family-will-demand. A house. It’s been two months since I moved but I still don’t possess a new decent house. The property is really really too pricy in this city.
A few days ago, I had a devotional time and I read a few passages from Matthew. The first passage,”Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” This one is really a knock at my head. It’s kinda like saying to me,”Hey you, why should you WORRY about things in your life? Didn’t I fulfill you with all you need? Didn’t I give you clothes? Didn’t I give you breakfast this morning? Aren’t you feeling adequate? Man, there were super duper deep. Such an ungrateful living person. I am flashing all the blessing I got back. Truly an amazing grace.
So what’s I am gonna do to ease the worry. Then I read the second passage, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” That’s the excellent solution and I believe it works for me. How about you guys?
Don’t be ashamed to admit that we have things to worry. We’re just human beings. But don’t forget that He offers us the right way to release the distress.
Be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later
Hi all, I am back. To continue a new chapter in your life is really a new experience. You have to admit that to share a life with someone you are attached to is totally a different scene and with a lot of new script. And I it’s a blessing!! It’s kind of private story but I promise to share some open one to you:)
By the way, I got this one story from the internet and I would like to share it with you.
A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different.
He called all the young executives in his company together.
He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.”
The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today one very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and then I choose will be the next CEO.”
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.
Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Jim continued to check his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.
By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure. Six months went by–still nothing in Jim’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil – He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick at his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful–in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives. Jim just tried to hide in the back. “My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,” said the CEO. “Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!”
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!” When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed. Jim told the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, “Behold your next Chief Executive! His name is Jim!” Jim couldn’t believe it. Jim couldn’t even grow his seed. “How could he be the new CEO?” the others said.
Then the CEO said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today.
I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow. All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.
When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it.
Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive!”
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends.
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness.
If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment.
If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective.
If you plant hard work, you will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.
If you plant faith in the universe, you will reap a harvest.
So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.