Words of encouragement

Do you feel so overwhelmed by your limitations? by what other people can do? by others “upper hand” compared to yours?
You may feel you don’t have the connections you really need, or the money, friends, family, anything you can named of.

But hey, don’t just look at your problems, they may be great, they may seem so huge and never ending, but switch your focus on your blessings. I’m not trying to be cliche, but wait a minute. let’s think about these things with me

Do you still have complete set of eyes? If Yes, then give thanks and use those pair of eyes to pay attention to what will benefit your life the most
Instead of sulking of not having the latest trend of make up palettes, or the newest iphone 6, or any other things that held most prominent places in your life, why not be grateful for those pair of eyes? if they aren’t there, you won’t be able to enjoy your phone, your hobby, your makeup, etc etc right?
Do you still be able to enjoy meals 3 times a day? (unless you are on a diet!) then give thanks! and try to find something you can do to share your blessing with the one who is terribly hungry right now? why not buying some snacks or a set of Mc donalds and give to someone who has to trimmed down his meal as his wages used for buying milk for his baby or for paying his child’s school fee?

Remember it’s happier to give than to receive, and you’ll be happier as you give and bless people who need your help, in comparison as having all the stuffs that you want, coz no matter how many stuffs we own, they don’t even seem to be enough. there will always be new trends, new “needs” that is not really a need actually, and our wish list will be never ending.

Matthew 25:40 New International Version (NIV)

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Luke 6:38 New Living Translation (NLT)

38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.[a]”

so what kind of blessing are you going to be today?

Have a blessed day everyone
-luz-

ONE at a time

Are you still struggling with the same addiction? Still having a war with bad habits? you wish you can be a better person, someone who has different confidence level, who has different kind of body types, noses, body weight, etcetc… Its a never ending list anyway…

We all have one or more thing we don’t particularly like about ourselves, or maybe it showed itself with the pattern of always having something to complain about our lives… Well, that’s normal, I did that, and sometimes I do fall in the same old pattern, but the good news is we can enjoy our journey, where we are right now, while we’re heading to our goals, to the place where we want to be.
I just wanted to share one or two words of encouragement, for you who accidentally come across my blog, and who knows, maybe somebody out there needs this kind of encouragement?
What is it in your life that you wanna get rid of? The “always late” habit? That belly fat? Those unhealthy, binge eating habit? Whatever, you mention! We always have something to be improved or to change in our lifes for the better, and I do believe that we are well able to do that? Why, you say? Because I believe that God has provided us the strength to live the best life He provided for us by Jesus sacrifice. Jesus didn’t die for us so we can have a mediocre, average, defeated, self rejection life, wouldn’t you agree?
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 NLT)
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10 NLT)
We need to take ONE DAY AT A TIME. But if I translate it to our topic it would be, ONE HABIT AT A TIME. Start with one habit, and work on it, diligently, daily, until you get the result you want.
For that to take place, we need to keep good perspective on OUR JOURNEY. And what is it? Keep thinking about the goal, keep thinking for the slim you, the patient you, the punctual you, the nicer you. Its important for us not to think about how overwhelming our bad habits had taken us? What should be sacrificed, and how hurtful it will be? No, none of them is equally important to what God has in store for you, none of them is worth to be compared to how great your life would be if you develop those good habits.
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:17, 18 NLT)
Right now I’m also developing new habit to drink only water, or non sweetened beverages for most days of the week. I’ve been wanting to develop healthy habits but never have enough courage and determination to finish it. But knowing this truth sets me free. I don’t have to burden myself with so overwhelming bad habits list that need to be changed, but I just need to take one habit at a time, and use the strength God gives me one day at a time.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:34 NLT)
What about you? Are you ready to change ONE HABIT AT A TIME? Are you ready for the rich and satisfying life in front of you? I hope so, and pray so.
God bless
-luz-

Be yourself and don’t be afraid to step out

okay so it’s been a very long while since i’ve been writing in this blog

miss it:p haha

 

for so long i thought if I can’t do it perfectly, -okay not literally perfect, but you know what I mean, like how to get my writings interesting, or how should I get more attracting etc etc – then it would be better not to do it at all. 

fear of rejection, fear of not getting people’s approval, fear of losing yourself to someone

okay, come on, i know these thoughts are or were in our thoughts one way or another right?

but not long, after I heard a sermon preached by Joyce Meyer, one of my favourite Bible preacher, I am freed from these bondage (again), thank God for being so patient with me

I would like to share some of the principles from it, soooo how many of us after hearing a sermon, or after reading the Bible, felt something in our hearts, that ” Okay, that’s the part I’ve been wrong, so I NEED TO CHANGE! “???

but then, when I try to change my self with will power, no matter how much I tried, I still get stuck!

Okay I admit that I would still make some changes, but then, it stucked, and then I gave up, too tired to continue the journey, and then actually I’m going back to the place where I said “I NEED TO CHANGE”

gosh, that was tiring and upsetting, right?

but then I heard some of God’s principle about it, the principle I couldn’t live without, and cannot go around and saying ” I want to change” before remembering and pondering these principles first!

1. God loves me unconditionally

2. I am made right with God because of what Jesus has done for me, not because of my own performance

3. My sins have been forgiven

4. He has a great plan for me and will never give up on me (Fil 1:6)

Therefore I need to grow and be mature in Him, so He can “entrust” me with His abundance blessing

-cmon, it’s because of His love, He doesn’t give you what you “want” RIGHT NOW, because He knows that it isnt the perfect time, because He knows if He give it to you right now, that very thing will lead you ashtray-

5. If God doesnt do it (change me), it won’t get done

 

we need to know that God loves, accepts, blesses us not because of our performance, and He knows who I am and He also Knows what I am NOT, He knows all my flaws, weakness, anything I could mention, it would be endless but GOD LOVES ME ANYWAY!

and if we felt something that is wrong from our attitude, then we just need to

1. agree with God

“okay God, i know I have a big mouth and I cannot control it. it kept talking mean things, I know I shouldnt gossip but I just cannot help it, and I don’t know how….” Yes you are! you dont know, but God knows my friend, soooo start smiling! okay I see it, nice!

2. believe in Him

God has forgiven my sins, all of it, perfectly (see 1 Pet 3:18)

3. study God’s word in the section that you lack

you won’t be sticking a band aid if you have a headache or stomachache and soaked them in the cool ice water right?

It doesn’t match, so if we need a deliverance from bitterness, don’t study about 10 steps to success ^^

Study and believe it! believe and confess it! “God i know that I cannot change my self, if You don’t change me inwardly, I cannot ever ever change”

all our “try” and our “works” need to be done WITH HIM and NOT APART from Him

“apart from Me, you can do NOTHING” JOhn 15:5

 

so, let’s us start applying these principles, and believe God more, do what we need to do WITH Him, not with our own willpower, and experience His freedom….

“you will know the Truth and the Truth will SET YOU FREE” John 8:31

and remember, whenever you feel overburdened and tired,… maybe you need to step back and wait on Him more

“but those who WAIT ON THE LORD, shall RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Dear all, let’s soar WITH HIM and NOT APART FROM HIM…

God Bless^^