You Ran Out Of Holidays…
Then again, I’m staying away from caffeine. Crap, life is gonna be tough for me isn’t it?
Spent a lovely day at Josh’s house for Day 3 of Chinese New Year and this really fits in to this year’s CNY atmosphere. Just chill, relax and enjoy with your favourite people. But ultimately, thank God for him being so great to host us in his lovely home!
It’s been a long time since I went out to have a good meal. By that, I mean going into a restaurant and enjoying a proper meal.
2 days of Chinese New Year spent with this bunch of lovely people have been wonderful. Having them around really builds character. They teach you how to control your urge to strangle them when you have no choice but to love them. ❤
As January comes to an end, it’s time for the month end self reflection. Henceforth (aw yeah), in the last days of every month, it’s a time for me to do some self reflection.
Side note, I’m given 6 months to get back on my basketball track. It’s tough. Especially during this time period when I’m working. I really have to squeeze out every single second of my life to go for self training and SAFRA trainings in order to start playing on a certain competitive level before moving up to the “big boys arena”.
This also meant that I will have to be extremely strict on what I put into my body and how I’m doing my trainings. Truth be told, I’m nervous. Not sure why. Anyway, my strict dieting will begin in the month of February.
Challenge #1 No sweetened drinks from Feb onwards. Only water.
Moving on, today’s devotion is summed up with this:
” We are called to be faithful wherever God has placed us. As we fix our eyes on Christ, let us be good stewards of whatever God has placed in our hands.”
I’m not sure about you but personally, I know that being faithful isn’t a task. It’s not a chore. It’s a commandment.
In fact, the first two of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20), deal directly with us being faithful to God. These are the words given directly from God to Moses for all people, for all time.
As the most significant element in our Christian life is faithfulness to God, being a good steward plays an important part to that. This is because stewardship expresses our obedience with regards to the administration of everything that God has placed under our control.
The final message is this:
Although God gives us “all things richly to enjoy,” nothing is ours. Nothing really belongs to us. God owns everything; we’re responsible for how we treat it and what we do with it. While we complain about our rights here on earth, the Bible constantly asks, What about your responsibilities? Owners have rights; stewards have responsibilities.
The devotion for today really is quite powerful isn’t it? That is why whatever that He placed in my life this year, be it friends, knowledge, skills or whatever it may be, treasuring them is really important. Subsequently I got reminded by what I’ve learnt in FCBS:
Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
Convicted? I sure am. I think I’m gonna practise all these traits in my daily life for 2017, starting tomorrow! It looks like I have a lot to do this year, but I know God is always there to guide me and help me if I’m lost. Definitely for everyone out there too once you commit your ways to God! 😀
I understand today’s post is kinda long and perhaps, to some, a bit boring. So here’s a thank you for sticking through all that:
Well, it’s back to normal working schedule tomorrow. For those that have resumed back to working like me, stay focused at work alright!
That’ll be all for today folks! God bless all of you, stay safe and stay cute everyone! ❤