Monday, November 18, 2013

Harmony builds Relationship

Matt 6:26
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Look at the pigeons. Everyday all of them need food, water, and shelter. It's part of their daily routine for survival. Without either one of them, they might perish or die. Likewise we humans. But can you see the difference between us and them? Unlike them, we need to make ends meet, put food on the table, have a roof over our head. 

But in the process of doing all these, often we pursue money more than the things that really matters. Yes, money is important for at least basic survival like food, shelter, transportation. While money is important, life is more than putting food on the table. While money can fulfill the needs of the physical realm, yet there are areas in life than money could not fulfill.

Ultimately, it is building a relationship that completes one's life. Why is that so? A rich man wouldn't donate a large amount to a unknown company unless he has a working relationship with the company. Likewise, we receive blessings from God, because we have a relationship with Him. The reason why we receive is not because we deserve it, but because He is good.

Today make it a point to forge relationship with the people around you. Not because you want to be known all around the world, but because  life would be so much better, easier to live as least with a friend whether guy or girl.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Every relationship is a two-way traffic

Previously i posted and written on, ''What are you going to do about it.'' I liken a relationship to be like two way traffic. When friends first met, usually there would be a intro, getting to know each other better. But as time goes by, surely conflicts, arguments might surface. But really, what is the rationale of all these arguments, conflicts? To me, it's about giving space and time to talk it out. Bad things won't just pack up and leave. For the good to take place, BOTH parties have to make the effort to recover from the broken relationship.

Take time to sit down, breath, and think about the whole thing without blaming or condemning yourself or others.

''If you fail to plan, you plan to fail'' A famous quote. I know it's always easier said than done, but hey, you gotta at least think the next course of action. Think about what you can do to restore the broken relationship.

Notice I said, ''LET'S DO IT.'' To clap, you need two hands. Likewise, to be the best of friends. Meet up, have coffee, catch the latest movie, have dinner, and take a stroll around the park. Often it is these little efforts or moments that makes the most. So be quick and eager to restore the broken relationship that once meant so much, and have standing in your life.

It's not going to be easy, but life would be so much better, easier to live as least with a friend whether guy or girl.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

What are we going to do about it?

Few months ago, i  was invited to a chat group. And since then, i made few new friends. Since that day i was in the chat group, we had various outings, dinners, drinking session together. All seems going very well. The friendship was building gradually. Just when everything is sailing smoothly, something was amiss. Somehow, the chat group turn cold. The conversations we talk about, the topics we often discuss, it just stopped there.
Few days ago, i had the opportunity to have dinner and spent some time talking, speaking to him.

Both of us, or perhaps everyone in the chat group, are aware and know that the chat group is turning cold and dull.  What are we going to do about it? Can i say that just by keeping quiet, it won't do anything to solve the problems. Let me give you an example: Lazarus was dead for four days, and Jesus came on the fourth day and resurrected him. Likewise, praying is good, but the friendship is not be back on track.

I know we all have our own share of problems, stress, be it at work, family, and perhaps between friends. Can i say if you are not gonna make it right, one day, the friendship might end. If you got a problem, talk it out. Talk to someone comfortable. We are invited to this chat group for a reason. Likewise, we all have our needs, wants, desires. But as we are in this chat group, can we leave ourselves to God, let Him give us.

Therefore it's not about ''me, myself or I'' anymore. In this friendship we have for each other, ask yourself want can you do to maintain this friendship. What are we doing to make this friendship the best?