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Day 2: You are not an Accident

Posted on April 24th, 2004

Somewhat of a touchier subject, I guess. One thing that I really liked about this chapter was that Warren went on to say that “there are no illegitimate children” in God’s eyes. I was meant to be here, and that brings a certain sense of satisfaction and duty. But it makes me wonder.. with all of the talents that God has given me, what have I done to fulfill his purpose with me?

Not only was I not an accident, but the things that happen to me were allowed as well. Warren writes that I go through tough times to develop our hearts. Now, this can infringe on the notion of free will, which is so crucial in our faith… it certainly makes me think.

The question to consider: Knowing that God uniquely created me, what areas of my personality, background, and physical appearance and I struggling to accept?

Certainly I’m not proud of my heritage… I think the behaviour of other Chinese people have really dampened my respect for them, but it shouldn’t. They’re children of God as well. I don’t know if I can change my perception of them, but I’ll definitely have to try to live a better life.

I can’t say that I’m the hugest fan of my physical appearance, either. I’m on the short side, on the blind side, and not as much on the buff side as I’d like to be. But who cares? If I were super good looking, I’d probably have a lot of trouble focussing on God because of all of the worldly distractions that I’d have. So perhaps it was a blessing.

On the personality side, I know there are lots of things that bother me. I know that there are tons of traits that annoy other people too *cough* my sarcasm *cough*. I know I go too far, but it’s not easy to always control myself. I get very caught up in the worldly things and lose sight of my eternal destination… so hard to stay focused on God.

But that I must, and I’m hoping that this book will help shape my life to match God’s design for me. With this, and the other events during the summer, I’m hoping to make many leaps in the right direction… I’m running full speed ahead with my faith, and I really want to keep some momentum going.

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