Somewhere along our lives, someone has told us that we’re wrong. At times, we may agree… More often than not, we don’t…

Why do people find it so important to be right?

What do you gain from being right?

When you are right, you feel justified, vindicated… But at what cost? As I reflect and think about friends that came and go… One thing everyone had in common, they were right. Perhaps they felt betrayed (maybe they were), and therefore had the right to leave a place or dump their friends. Again, my question, at what cost?

The opportunity cost of being right sometimes doesn’t add up (oh if dear economics can be applied to such a context). You can be right… At the cost of everything you’ve ever lived for.

Someone told you off.
Your loved one cheats on you.
The colleagues at work backstab you.

You have every right to be angry, to punch that person in the face, to leave your lover, to bring and gun to work – to tow every single of those monsters down. Yes?

We all know how such stories end. How many lives have been ruined because someone just had to be right? How many families have broken up because both parents felt the need to be right? So then, what’s your cost of being right?

We can be totally right, but absolutely wrong at the same time.

“Your leaders always tell you the truth about yourself even though they have nothing to gain from it.”

Many times when I’m being discipled a spirit of self-righteousness rises up inside of me and starts to justify all that I’ve done. Over time, I’ve learnt to shut that voice up… Because being right then will only costs me my destiny, my sonship. If we feed that spirit, it will only grow into pride.

I take a look at our world, at how evil people can be… The monstrosities and treachery we come up with… If God decided to wipe us all out, burn us out in an apocolypse, I dare say, it’s the right thing to do. Yet, “for God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.

God doesn’t do what’s right, He does what matters to us. And I’m thankful that He’s been gracious to me.

I stand with my Pastors.

April 1, 2010

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February 9, 2010

Sometimes it’s good to listen to your heart, and not your head.

Because while your head isn’t always right, God gave everyone a conscience.

January 12, 2010

Psalm 118
Praise to God for His Everlasting Mercy
1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

2 Let Israel now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
3 Let the house of Aaron now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
4 Let those who fear the LORD now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”

5 I called on the LORD in distress;
The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.
6 The LORD is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
7 The LORD is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD
Than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD
Than to put confidence in princes.

10 All nations surrounded me,
But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
11 They surrounded me,
Yes, they surrounded me;
But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
12 They surrounded me like bees;
They were quenched like a fire of thorns;
For in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13 You pushed me violently, that I might fall,
But the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.[a]

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation
Is in the tents of the righteous;
The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted;
The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the LORD.
18 The LORD has chastened me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I will go through them,
And I will praise the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD,
Through which the righteous shall enter.

21 I will praise You,
For You have answered me,
And have become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This was the LORD’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save now, I pray, O LORD;
O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
27 God is the LORD,
And He has given us light;
Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise You;
You are my God, I will exalt You.

29 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

You staged a war, but we will rise against you… devil, you’re going down.

December 27, 2009

hello

we fight, and we have fun while doing it.

fighting for the lost, and what belongs to us.

Sometimes when I feel low, I feel like spending time by myself. I tell myself I need time to sort it out… I need time to seek God and find the answer.

But for most of the time I always find God pushing me in times like these to love others even more. It’s when I love others that I keep my mind of myself.

What you focus on grows. If you focus on your problems, your problems will grow.

If you make the dreams of others come true, yours will come true too.

Christmas. Others. Lives.

I’m afraid to change.

November 17, 2009

I have never seen anyone make a decision to follow God out of fear. Rather, I’ve only seen people who decide NOT to because of fear.

“I’ve got no time…”

“Is God real…?”

“Even if He is real… Can He really help me?”

“What will my family and friends think?”

“I’m scared of church, just who are these people?”

“I don’t know anyone there…”

“I’m quite pleased with my life now…”

Deep down inside it’s because everyone has the same fear:

I’m afraid to change.

So many subliminal fears exist under the surface of our lives. Inside of our hearts everyone of us has an insecurity, a weakness. I know I do. It stops us from knowing God, or even knowing God better.

Yet in my heart the Truth remains… Every friend I know that took the step out of his comfort circle to know God experienced something…

How they experienced God didn’t matter… Years, months, days, even hours maybe! They could have came in happy, sad, or skeptical. At one point or another they might have entertained the thought of God. And whether they cried out quietly in their hearts, or in tears, or in their minds – I know they felt better after that.

Some of them never return or find the time to come back again.

There’s school.

There’s family.

There’s friends.

There’s fun.

There’s a million reasons why people don’t want to know God.

But, every one only needs ONE reason to come to God. It’s when you realize only God can hold your biggest fear in His hands and assure you that you’re going to be alright…

Money?

Love?

Studies?

Family?

Death?

What’s holding your heart tonight?

Psalm 91:4

He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

All of us need a shelter to feel safe.

Why be ensnared by your past and what has been?

Instead, look into the future, ask God what He has seen…

Let not earthly pleasure take you hold,

It is nothing but fading gold…

Live now your life for our Heavenly King,

He’s the reason that causes us to sing.

November 14, 2009

Brokenness

Confidence

Anointing

Capacity

Faith

Heart

Leaders

for 50.

October 6, 2009

It was one of those dreams… I actually woke up with a smile.

“that when I waked/I cried to dream again.” – Caliban

But I believe, life is sweeter than dreams. Life with God, is still bigger than your biggest dream!

October 3, 2009

Whoaaaaaaaaa today feels like a long day indeed.
On my way home I got so tired my thoughts started to reverberate off the walls of my mind.

I got on to the bus bus bus bus bus bus bus.

Sat the elevator up up up up up up up.

Opened the door door door door door door door.

I think I seriously need to rest rest rest rest rest rest rest.

We will breakthrough through through through through through through through this weekend.

Ouch, head hurts, throbbing.