Friday, September 28, 2012

Not Everyone is Going to be Married-Respect It

I am married and have a happy family. But I have many friends that are singles; they are happy and fulfilled as well!  

How the church is dealing with the topic on marriage and singleness seems off balance. Who are we to think that everyone should be married?

Today, I thought about two friends who struggled with some issues in the church and how the church is dealing with it. Years ago, I had a friend who got frustrated with the church during Mothers Day because the church honored all mothers but left out the married couples without children. It is true, we have to honor mothers but what attitude do we portray since not every couple have children? Another friend of mind, got frustrated because the church kept talking about marriage and traditional family but there are many singles who won't be able to relate with the situation being presented. After thinking about this scenario, I come up with ideas and posted them on my Facebook status and also tweeted them!

Not Everyone is Going to be Married-Respect It! Not Every Married Couple will have a child-Understand it! Not Everyone is going to like you-Accept it!  Not every married couple remain married for a life-time-deal with it! 

There are many things in life you just need to understand, accept and deal with it! Due to personal choice and circumstances, people remain single the rest of their lives. Due to medical problems, some married couples cannot have biological child. Due to death and divorce, not every married couple remain married for a life-time!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Priority and Value

The iPhone 5 has been released last week but I still haven't even tried iPhone 1 yet! Some have thought, "What a pity." I have yet to buy any of the iPhone ever released in the market. Thus, I don't have iPhone,  iPad, iPod, and Macbook; no latest gadget either. Does this mean I don't have any desire of it? I do! Does it mean I couldn't afford it? I probably can! Not buying the latest technological inventions  does not mean one cannot afford them, or no desire to have them; but rather one realizes that something is more important than buying things in order to fulfill one's desire to fill the vacuum in someone's life. For me, not buying the latest model of iPhone means I have set my priority straight. This does not mean however that I will never get one; perhaps someday, I will. However, if I do, it's not because I can afford nor because my friends have one. 

Just because you have the latest iPhone model doesn't mean your value is higher than those who don't. Just because you have the latest car or motorcycle model and the latest invention does not mean you have more self-worth than those who do not. This does not imply that things are bad nor owning good things is evil. If you can afford it and if you know your priorities, your are free to get it. Just remember to never put your value on the latest technology; you will never keep up with the latest invention available in the market anyway! You are worth more than things you can own!

I have seen people poorer than me, yet they have two costly smartphones. I have seen people who can afford to buy things and keep on buying the latest model of car, motorbikes, phones, laptop, pc tablets and the like because their self-worth and value is attached to what they own.  Again, it's worth remembering that our worth is more than the value things we already owned or we can own!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Faith Demands Courage to Make Tough Decisions