miercuri, iunie 07, 2017

Know your God

Most people who dream about Heaven and a New Earth have no ideea what it mean. They want to escape this grey world to a heaven where gold is everywhere and life is peaceful and bliss. Most of their reasons are selfish, and they think that one can get there by doing good deeds, or by not eating meat or by going to bed at 9 pm or by bombing 50 infidels.

What if you get there, but God is missing?
What if you don't even care who's there, as long as you're there and you have no more wars, hunger or pain?
A heaven without God doesn't sound like heaven at all. More like Bali, Swisserland or any other perfect place where money bring you everything you could possibly want. Heaven is where God is. It can be anywhere, as long as He's there with you.

You have to be responsible and disciplined with yourself in order to be able to help others, and since this an ongoing process, it's always the right time to be kind and care for those around you.
Start with what you have and you can build on it. Do everything you can now, and as long as you're breathing you have a chance of knowing more and more about God.

The only way to go to heaven is by having a person connection with Him. And that is grace. Prayer is a talk, a chat between you and your heavenly father. You don't need to spend hundreds of hours on your knees, because He is everywhere and loads of conversations can happen between you two throughout the day. Even now.
Let's pray!

Wait for it (617LDN)

"The Wait" is strongly conected with the will and obedience. Is your choice to wait when someone tells you to do so, and your mind in less than a second evaluates if you should listen or follow your own will, because when you're waiting you're following someone else's will and schedule.

As a teenager I wanted to believe the girl telling me that we need to wait for the right time to be together, but I always knew that it was only a polite "NO".
When I grew up a bit, I discovered that recruitment agencies and companies use the same tactics​ when they don't​ want you to work there.

There are cases when waiting doesn't necessarily mean a NO. For example, your driving license: it's not instant, you have to learn and work hard to get it. When you're a kid and want to grow up, it doesn't happen over night. Oh! and what a tragedy it is when you grow up to quick!

Sometimes things happen even though​  you didn't wait for them, like getting old or your exams... or the seasons... or just the sunset.

I believe in constant-proactive-wait, where you're constantly getting ready and prepare for whatever comes next, so when it's here, it doesn't catch you by surprise. For this you need a clear mind, peace inside your soul and faith.

Imagine if the race dogs would look around and think that the cage is their tomb... and there's no more hope for them... But no, they're ready to run for their lives once the gates are open!

When you're stuck, you should make yourself ready for when the opportunity arrives, to start working twords your dreams and goals. Build your tools, read your books, know people, make your bed and get ready to upgrade yourself! Because you don't know where life will take you in 1, 3, 15 years from now.

Are you ready?
Now wait for it!

luni, iunie 05, 2017

London and days of terror (617)

I don't know about you, but I miss a lot of people and a lot of places from back home. Yes, I miss Romania, but there's not much to do as Landscape Architect because people don't understand the need for consultancy or proper design for the outdoors.
I'm going to stay in England as long as I can, but this terror attacks and Brexit don't make it easy at all...

Just 1h before yesterday's attacks I've crossed London Bridge with my cousin and we were looking for a place to park near Borough Market and walk adound there, but all parking spots were full and rain started so we decided to go home.

I trust in God and I know He's in control and keeps us safe. A lot of people blame God for allowing people to die in violent situations or in hunger, or innocent childrens to die of AIDS or cancer... I don't have yet a proper answer to explain why He allows it, but when I do, I'll share it with you. If you could see the bigger picture, without emotions of feelings involved... Zoom out a bit and you might get your answer.

"Yeah, but it's easy to trust God when you live in a nice house where you have food to eat and you're healthy!" Guys, EACH OF US has periods of time when we'd be better off dead than alive, but God is good enough to keep us alive and strong to see the end of days, when we'll have answers​ for all our questions. As long as you breathe, you can still change your life and know your God.

I can tell that my life wasn't always easy, but He is here for me and helps me see the whole picture, and walks step by step beside me. I'm praying for all of us.

luni, mai 08, 2017

Midlife crisis

When you're a teenager, you imagine life at a level that makes you dream big about making a difference, with personal happiness and noble achievements. You are genuine about your thoughts and you embrace your uniqueness, so you start living according to your hopes and dreams.
Then you get to your late 20 or early 30, you start realising that your dream life is different from your reality.
You look at your high school or university colleagues and see happy families with kids, pets and trips around the world. But you got nothing like that.
You try talking to your friends and they keep bragging about their accomplishments and money. But you got nothing like that.
You feel betrayed and unhappy, so you want to give up. You feel like not having made the most of your future.
Your needs are different.
You want inner peace and a clean conscience, and this can't be bought...

Life is never as expected.
People will always disappointed you and you will always need some time off reality.
The key is to learn living with your mistakes and failures. And you got Heaven's help on that.
You must love and accept yourself as you are so you can be able to help others and love them as the total disasters they are.

Make the most of your life, as it is! You can do this!

miercuri, mai 03, 2017

Another you

We do a lot of stupid stuff because we don't know how to cope with reality. We are crazy enough to think we are entitled to act like headless chickens, as if the world should give us a free pass just because we're in love.

Existence seems cruel when you can't get what you want.
In love we tend to aim too high, promising forever love and endless hugs, but we all end up empty inside and with wet faces.

Being fed up with life is also one of the signs that you don't know what love is. More and more people post their edited love stories on the walls they've built to separate themselves from the peasants, and once the loved one is gone, their cruel existence is trapped between cold and coloured walls.

You're sitting with your eyes open in front of the mirror hoping to catch a glimpse of your dead soul, and looking for another you. Now that your past ended and you've let go of all that was holding you back, you can start behaving like the person you wanted to be and needed when you were younger.

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