I am Not Rejected

Posted: October 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Well, first off, we all know that it’s been long since I sat down and wrote something… You are allowed to blame me because I have a very poor excuse for my long hiatus. And for the sake of maintaining peace with you guys, I won’t talk about it, at least not yet.

Hmm, so what shall we talk about then? I have a very interesting story for you, it isn’t as interesting for me though.

I was dressed in the most amazing beach shorts you can ever find, red and black flames; a loose t-shirt that definitely complimented the oh-so-lovely shorts… Anyway, enough of my awesome shorts. She was standing right in the middle of the room, the ocean breeze swayed her sundress from side to side. She looked really lovely this lady; in my head, I knew she would say yes. Say yes to being my dinner date in the ‘beside the ocean, right at the open barbeque area.’

You see, there’s an annual tradition in our church, go to Diani Beach for a week of vacation, seeking the Lord and just bonding. The last day of camp is usually the Candle-lit Dinner by the beach, and it’s standard practice to find someone to take for dinner as your date.

Hence my story, which continues… I gathered up my thoughts, smooth words already at the tip of my tongue, my confidence was shooting up the roof and I made my move, stated my agenda with as much chivalry and manliness as I could. Well, long story short, I was left devastated and almost heartbroken. I was confused, my heart was literally torn into shreds, or it felt like that. I was rejected by someone I felt we had something going on.

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Now, I don’t know what it is that has ever happened to you that makes or made you feel rejected. Maybe it’s your spouse handing you those divorce papers, your boyfriend calling it quits on you during a very trying period, it could be a missed job opportunity, or getting fired. I know you have your own story of rejection.

But how does it make you feel? Do you feel worse than I did after my date went south, it might feel sad, others feel devastated or even unwanted.

2 Timothy 4

16 At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength…

Paul was writing to Timothy at the end of this letter which was written while still in jail. He was left all alone, everyone deserted him during a crucial point in his life. This means that everyone goes through rejection at some point in their lives.

Two Things that we can Learn about rejection:

  1. We get to realize God’s faithfulness in our lives. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
  2. We become more like Jesus.
    How, you ask? Well, for starters, Jesus was rejected to the point of death. And the same people who asked for his crucifixion had a few days earlier welcomed him on a donkey like the true royalty. But when Jesus was being crucified, he was not bitter, he did it out of love. Rejection should generate love, just like in Jesus’ case.
    In addition, rejection is a key ingredient in being more like Jesus.

This discovery made my life so much easier after realizing how much rejection I had faced and will face in future. I faced three possibilities that I’d like to share with you as well:

  • Seek to avoid rejection by staying in isolation and out of touch with the world, which would ultimately mean going contrary to God’s word.
    Hebrews 10:24-25
    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 
    not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
  • Complain about it, or accusing others, especially those who have caused us pain.
    Revelation 12:10

    “Now have come the salvation and the power
    and the kingdom of our God,
    and the authority of his Messiah.
    For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
    who accuses them before our God day and night,
    has been hurled down.
  • Rise above it.
    Realize that rejection is part of God’s plan to make you like Jesus. Embrace them, pray for them and simply rise above it.

Finally, accept the rejection from people in your life, but avoid the rejection of God from our lives.

Have a lovely weekend people

A father and his son were out on a hunting trip, these were exciting times, especially for the son who had never been hunting before. The father asked the son to stay close to him at all times during the hunting trip. While they were walking, enjoying each other’s company, the father spotted a deer that had wandered away from its leash. This was perfect for the taking and the father aimed at it and without a second thought, fired away. The next thing the father saw was the deer running away and his son nowhere to be seen.

This was very confusing and shocking to the father. He started calling his son, but heard no response. He was now calling out his name more frantically… Then he heard a weak groan emanating from a bush, on rushing there, the father realized what had just happened. He quickly picked him up from the now formed pool of blood, carried him to his van and rushed him to the hospital.Fox hunting

On arrival, the doctor quickly assessed the situation and deemed it to be very critical and decided it would be best to deal with saving the young boy’s life. The boy, however, had an itch on his smallest finger due to a wood splinter that was stuck in it. He raised his hand to get the doctor’s attention, but the doctor pushed it away, promising to deal with it later on.

Thinking about this story, I realize a few distinct truths about our lives. I will try and highlight some of them from the word.

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death. Almost all of us know this verse by heart, especially because it speaks volumes about our very lives. We are sinners, and our wages is death. But are we all going to die? Hmm…

That little boy was fatally wounded and probably on the brink of death. The accident was as a result of the child moving away from the father. In spite of all of this, the doctor looked at him and he must have known that he could save his life.

This is where our Lord Jesus Christ comes in, during that moment when sin has overwhelmed us to the point where we are going to pay with our very lives, Rom 6:23 continues to say, ‘…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus, if you may, is that doctor who wishes to heal us from that deadly wound caused by our own sinful nature. He is willing and ready to save you.

In a sharp contrast, many of us do not see this simple logic as we try to outsmart God by asking him for favors, blessings, material things, that dream job, that huge contract for your business, we even fast and pray in order to win a home with Lipa na Mpesa (Yeah, I’m also on that MPesa list… )

The little boy was there in the ER, his chest bleeding out and yet, he felt that the doctor needed to first attend to his little finger with a wood splinter in it. That is just absurd, right? How does the boy choose to take out an itching splinter instead of worrying about the gunshot wound? I know what you might be thinking… ‘He doesn’t know any better, or maybe he doesn’t see the wound is life threatening, or the kid’s priorities are just messed up!!

Ok, now, before we start passing judgement on that kid, don’t we think it reflects our very own lives? Surprised? No? Ok, in Matthew 6:33, But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. For the longest time I viewed this verse as permission to ask God for anything I wanted.

Only later did I realize that I had completely ignored the first part, ‘seek first his kingdom and RIGHTEOUSNESS… and highlighted how I would be given, all things. Just like the boy, he wanted that splinter to be dealt with first instead of the fatal wound. We also do not at most times seek to seek God’s righteousness; our sin is so great, we are on the verge of dying, yet we want our wants to be met, that itching finger!!

Jesus knows that we’ll die if we do not seek Him first, that is why he deals with our sin, pushing away the little finger if you may.

I am not sure how you live your life, but will you try to get that wound attended to, or will you worry about a small splinter that makes you itch?

Sin is hunting us down, don’t let it get to you. Seek first His kingdom and RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Have a hunt free weekend now, yes? Talk again in a week’s time.

Blessings…

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Hey Guys,

I know it has been ages upon ages since I wrote something. And it’s killing me I guess…and that is why I am back, with a slightly huge bang!!

So, a few changes here and there…starting with my blog hosts, I’ve moved from Blogposts to WordPress. I was looking for simplicity and a bit of creativity and easy communication by you, my readers; hopefully you can be able to write comments using this platform. moving

So, in case there’s something you’d like me to change or enhance, please feel free to comment below or through my other social media links. I will appreciate the feedback.

Next up will be a new post in less than a week’s time and thereafter a blog a week till death do us part. I love you guys, and thanks for the support even in my absence!!

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This month is absolutely busy for me, and it’s not that I am working extra hoursnope, because three of my friends are getting married with the fourth one mid September. And before I continue, I salute Loise, Lina, Julius and Nthiani together with their respective spouses. We love you, but someone obviously loves you more to marry you 🙂

And in this atmosphere of weddings and all that come with it I thought of something fascinating, and that is my weddingand yours too. Plus believe it or not you and I might be sharing the same spouse!! No, you don’t think so? Or maybe you have someone else in mind? Let’s indulge in this interesting Wedding Show by Andy…

Think of that wedding you have attended, whether it was yours, or a friend’s, family member or the one you gate crashed for the sumptuous meal at the reception. Normally, the groom arrives first and the guy looks sharp and uniquely handsome. The ear to ear smile, the fitting suit, clean and shiny shoes that act as a secondary mirroryou are tempted to think the groom must have even showered twice that morningso, we all agree that every groom looks presentable.

Now, as the groom is waiting patiently for his bride, sweet music fills the church halls signalling her entrance. And soon, she walks in, looking all white and glowing. She is spectacularly beautiful on this day, her hair brushed just right, her veil covering her pretty face, the dress is not made from a mere cloth, but imported fabric and the way it fits into her body makes it part of her skin. Her walk is majestic, flawless and it seems she might be floating on her way to the aisle!! The air surrounding her is made purely from lovelove clearly is in the air. Everybody in the room has their eyes fixed on her beauty and elegance…

Let’s face it, weddings are a sight to behold…and all of us are probably looking forward to theirs. But speaking of weddings, we as believers are the bride and Christ is the groom. Were you looking forward to that wedding? We might ask ourselves, how come I am going to get married yet there was no engagement, or a proposal, or even a ring? And when will this wedding happen because no one knows the day nor the hour when the son of man, our groom will come back? These are the last days, that’s what everybody says, yet, they seem to last too long for our liking…yes?

The biggest questions should be, will I be ready for the groom when He comes for me? Will I be a size 0 figure, or will I be too big in size as a result of eating the daily bread as I should have? Will I be my natural self as Christ intended, or will I be full of make up, to hide my true self because of the skin blemishes on me, due to my iniquities? I don’t know about you, but these are questions only you can answer yourself…

When Christ came into the world, we had that someone who was in our lives, we shall call him our ex…and this is everything that represents our past lives before the big proposal. Christ came, gave us His word…He did not force us to fall in love with him, and yet we did. That was probably the smartest move you have ever made. He died on the cross for you, that makes it the big proposal for you and me…we accepted the engagement ring, the Holy spirit to live in us and guide us. The ring is so symbolic in that it is the only way we can be identified with Him.

The groom then promised us that He is leaving to prepare a special place for us…somewhere very beautiful…call it the big honeymoon that never ends…

When the groom calls me and you to finally have the wedding with Him, will you be ready? Will I be ready? Or will He come and realize that our Ex came in and convinced us to break the engagement? Or will you be floating on air as you make your way to the altar for the wedding, will your dress be white as snow…will our faces be as pretty as the groom remembered when he proposed?

Revelation 19:7 says we should rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding of the lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.

If you have not accepted the proposal, what are you waiting for…and if you’re already engaged, will you wait for the Groom? Will you even have that wedding? And will you be ready, or will you be busy accommodating your Ex?

Have a beautiful week fellow brides

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Quick question as you prepare to indulge yourself in my first official blog…Do you consider yourself as a rebel? As you are thinking about that, what is the definition of a rebel? This is someone who rises in arms to resist an already established ruler or government. This brings to mind the likes of the infamous Kony from Uganda or the Mau Mau against the British during the colonial times.

In our faith as children of God, we are called to be on God’s side; this means that anyone who is not believer should be branded as a rebel. Right? Most of us have answered yes to that question…and rightly so. In this world, we are living to please our maker and to do his will. Going against this makes us sinful and wicked. Throughout the bible, God hates wickedness; and many people have been punished for the wrongs that they did. Again, I will take you back to the first question I asked, ‘Do you consider yourself as a rebel?’


I would like to say that yes, I consider myself to be a rebel…and you can join me too. You surprised now…let me explain. Jesus himself was a rebel! Don’t be shocked…this is real. He was a rebel, an outlaw when He was here on earth. A troublemaker who was despised by the leadership; but He never once sinned.


The world as it is today would like for us to conform to everything that happens in it. Everybody does the same thing nowadays. Smoking and drinking, engaging in sexual escapades with multiple partners who we are not married to. The raving, the extravagant weekends, the house parties, the compromise in every aspect of our lives. The vices of this world have become to be known as the new truths. Yesterday’s sin has transformed into today’s norm and standard. It becomes the measurement of TRUTH. That is what has been described as being rebellious.


Now that we have a clear understanding of what being a rebel really means...I still ask you, ‘Do you consider yourself a Rebel?’ Let’s reflect on the life of Jesus for a while; He is the perfect example of what we should live like (WWJD). He did everything by the book, not for self righteousness, but for the glory of his father in heaven. He ate with the tax collectors, he healed on a Sabbath, He spoke with the woman at the well, He protected an adulteress from being stoned. He did things that were outside the cultural expectations, and for what? To Honor his father.


The world has made everything that was once termed as rebellious to be normal and accepted. It is OK to cheat on your spouse, as long as you use condoms…you can sleep with your girlfriend, after all, you are in love. Have ‘safe’ sex, it has no consequences...Drink a little and enjoy life..use corrupt shortcuts to make easy money and live the good life. Everybody’s doing it, why not you?


At this point, we need someone to be a rebel against the cultural norms. Rebel against pornography, against sex outside marriage, against cheating on your wife…pray for calmness when you feel like insulting a brother, do not revenge. Read the bible and go to church, no one is doing that. We simply need to rebel against the wrong things in the society by doing what our Father in Heaven expects us to do. This is the only rebellion left. Get into ministry…join the movement and become a REBEL.


If we remain in the world, we become conformists; we should strive to transform by letting our minds to be renewed by God. This way, we will experience God’s will, his good, pleasing and perfect will.


Again I ask, ‘Do you consider yourself a Rebel, or a mere conformist?’


#Blessings

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A few weeks ago, I was involved in a heated debate on whether God moves away from us when we sin or are we the ones who move. Interesting points were flung across the room, but overall, it was agreed that we are the ones who move away from the Lord’s presence. This debate got me thinking about quite a few things in my life and I assume in the lives of many of us. First, I got to question if I move away often. Secondly, I contemplated on whether I was really that desperate to come back to the Holy presence.


So, for purposes of bringing this to our level, we shall call it The Breakup. Well, we all know what happens during most breakups; one party decides to move away because of one reason or the otherand since this is not a relationship post, we shall not get into the specifics, yes?


When we go against the will of God, we put a wedge between our fellowship with Himthis wedge can be described as sin. Sin separates us from the Love of God. Before sin happens, there comes temptation. Now, temptations are not bad things, they are meant to strengthen us in faith. The problem comes in when we yield to these temptations thus committing sin. As good children of God, we are expected to confess and seek forgiveness. But that never happens with many of us. 



At this point, Satan (we shall call him Santa henceforth, lol) takes notice of our behavior and seizes the opportunity to gain a foothold in our lives. He doesn’t engulf you immediately, but soon after, Santa is belittling us with guilt feelings of shame and worthlessness. This is when the breakup finally happens because we are separated from the love of Christ which reassures us that we can never be apart from him. Heb 13:5 confirms that never will He leave us nor forsake us.


But why do we constantly fall into that trap of thinking that once we fall, there is no way out? I think I have discovered one of the reasons…we never turn from God intentionally, our desires and habits get the better of us and move us away. God’s love for you and me is not based on our performance. That is a lie that Santa wants us to believe.


Once we realize our shortcomings, there’s only one thing left to do; going back to God. More like a makeup after an argument or a breakup. God wants us to be close to Him always. Our intimate fellowship with him is dependent ONLY on our desire and willingness to be close to Him. Developing this intimacy is through being desperate for Him. Our desperation is shown through being addicted to God and the Word. I doubt there are other ways.


Throughout my whole life as a child of God, I have realized that the greatest impediment to me being close to Him is by me not forgiving myself. I don’t know about you…but Santa thrives on this lie that we can never be forgiven. God forgives and forgets; Isaiah 43:25 – I, even I, am the one who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake and remembers your sins no more. You see, God forgets about it as soon as you confesseddon’t beat yourself up concerning it again. For more emphasis read Jer 31:34 & Heb 8:12.


We are all sinners by nature, but God grants us a chance to correct that. God does not demand to be close to us, He lets us choose, but if we move away from His protection and care, there are consequences.


After The Breakup, we need to go back and make up with our Saviour. Wouldn’t you agree?


Be blessed 🙂

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For those of us who have joined twitter or have little knowledge about it, you know that the only way to make friends is by them following youand you follow them. So I’d like to take that concept and make it relate with us. Normally, I would start by asking you a few questions to ponder on as you indulge in the blog; today, it will be a little different as you will get to ask and answer yourself…ok, I will try not ask many 🙂

Jesus’ began his ministry by asking Andrew and Simon Peter to follow him as he made them fishers of men. Those words are profound in every sense. Can you imagine what was going through Andy’s or Peter’s mind, ‘Follow you, to fish men? Are you serious? How will we make a living, we can’t sell men, can we?’ That is what I would have been thinking. Yet, this story of Jesus choosing his disciples gives you and me an idea of what God wants from us. Mat 6:33 – But seek first his kingdom!!

Let’s now get to what this blog is all about, self reflection. When we think of Jesus talking to us like he did to the two brothers, do we heed to his call? Or do we postpone it for a ‘better’ time? And while you’re thinking about that, what does following Christ really mean? Yes, you might be saved, but have you diligently followed Him? Following Christ for us should simply mean doing his will in everything. We decide to not do anything that He has not approved. And we should know what he approves through his word. Taking a few examples, when we know in our hearts that we are not supposed to do certain things like cheating in an exam that we have not read for at all, or bribing a cop to let you go after breaking traffic rules. Some of us bribe the KPLC or the water guys not to disconnect our lines due to nonpayment. We could carry on and give many other examples.

I know that some of us are thinking we cannot do any of the things mentioned above! How often do you communicate with God, via quiet time…or when was the last time you read the Bible except during last Sunday’s sermon? Joshua 1:8 calls for us to meditate on it day and night. Do we really do that? Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins (James 4:17). Well, I can’t even begin to think of the many things I have neglected just because they weren’t ‘outright’ sins!! But now I know, and I hope you do too. 

Going back to Jesus, he wants for us to follow him in our path to living righteously. He promises us that he will carry our burdens, to lighten our loads. The sole purpose of us living is not to please ourselves, but to please God by doing his will. We cannot do that unless we are right with Him, and then following Him. So, as we do this, we should also remember that we also have followers ourselves. Not those ones on twitter only, but every area of our lives. Our schoolmates are keenly watching us, learning from us. Our workmates should marvel at our level of integrity, not amused at how quickly we join them to do something uncalled for. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul asked them to follow his example as he followed that of Christ. So, it is the same for us…as we follow the perfect example of Christ, someone else might follow yours and that leads him to Jesus. Yes?

Remember, you might be the first bible that someone gets to read. Be a good example for your followers.

Be blessed…

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Have you ever really liked someone and yet you felt like They are not interested in you? They did not even give you the time to open Your mouth and speak out your heart… there can never be a worse feeling, right? So Now, what if I told you that it is in fact a good thing when that happens? Would You believe me? Or are you thinking that I have finally gone nuts?

Well, that is what I am here to convince you of today… that Bad feeling should be our best feeling from today onwards. Most of us have gone through a period in our lives when someone we cared for made it clear That they are no longer interested in us… now, think of the one person who said That He would never leave you nor forsake you… that person is God. Imagine God telling you that He is NOT interested!! How would that make you feel… neglected? Exposed? Betrayed? Weakened? We could go on and on and on…

Today, I’d like for us to think on that for a while. Because, Believe it or not, God is NOT interested… and He never has been!!

Alright, I can feel some brothers and sisters getting ready to accuse me of blasphemy right about now…but please, bear with me for a moment as I explain myself. In many of our lives, we do things that are clearly against the word of God, His will. We become destructive to ourselves and our environment of friends, family, neighbors and enemies alike. We break so many commandments that we feel God surely must be using a chalkboard to write down our numerous shortcomings coz a book isn’t enough. Now, I don’t know what it is that you are going through now, or what it is you have experienced or done in your life the past years… what I know is, God is not interested!!

When I say that, I do not mean God doesn’t care about us…I literally mean that He is NOT interested with our past…you can smile now J We all have a weakness, we make excuses when it comes to doing the will of the Lord. And for these reasons, God is not interested with our shortcomings. He could care less about your weakness, God used Moses, a man who couldn’t express himself well using speech, He described David, an adulterer and murderer as a man after His Own heart, the Father of Faith, Abraham, lied to Abimelech and the Egyptians about His wife being a sister… all these great men had flaws, yet God wasn’t Interested in their faults. He wanted to use them as they were.

All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23), yet God says in Romans 4:7 that blessed are they whose Transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered! A blessing that all of us Subscribe to if we truly confess our sins, because He will be faithful to Forgive us. Now, as we walk on this journey towards meeting our loving father and the creator of all things, don’t you think that it is too much for you to think that God cannot use you? Why the little faith?

God will always be there for us, the only thing that He Holds against us is if we forsake our first love (Rev 2:4). Let us learn that the joy we feel in our lives is primarily because God is NOT interested…

Have an interesting week now, won’t you 😉

Blessings…

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It is always amazing when one thinks of how sometimes life is unfair to us. Maybe things are not working out with school even when you study so hard. Or you may be plotting your career path but nothing seems to be happening although your friends and siblings seem to be hitting it well in the job market!! Frustrating, right? This week I have been going through a couple of issues that seem unfair to me…and in as much as I tried to contemplate about them, pray with a lot of emotions and trust God, I still feel that I do not deserve it. In your life, what would you term as undeserving? Take time to reflect on that…

Now that we’ve thought about what might seem unfair to us, let’s focus on what is most important, God. What does God think about what we deserve? Well, before we even get to that…let us reflect on what we deserve as believers, or not. A story is told about a man who murdered his close friend. His intentions have not yet been confirmed but it is believed that this guy was simply tired of hanging out with him (crazy reason to kill, yes?). The man would be charged in court for the crime that he had committed. Everyone involved in the case knows and the evidence is irrefutable. This man has been found guilty of murder by the judge.

What would you do with such a man, if you were the judge? I don’t know about you but I would definitely send him to prison for life or pass a death sentence on him without giving it a second thought!! He deserves it, doesn’t he? This guilty man exhibits exactly the same characteristics like usshocked? Let me explain…we are living in this world as a temporary home, and before we go to a better place with Christ, we shall account for what we’ve done. Looking at that story, many of us deserve to be booking tickets to a fiery destination like right now. 

According to our own thinking, what we deserve is judgement for every little sin that we do, reaping what we sowed. If we were to reap what we sow from our actions, our whole lives would be lived in regret of past behaviors. None of us deserve anything from God, but he has mercy on those who join the family. John 3:3 reiterates that no one would make it to join the family unless they are born again.

Do you as a person think that God deserves you…or what you put him through daily? He gave his only Son, Jesus to die for him. Imagine what Jesus went through, a crown of thorns pressed firmly on his head, lashes on his back as he carried the heavy wooden cross, the three nails going through his hands and feet. A spear tearing apart his flesh on the side…the unbearable pain ripping through his entire body…his lifeless body just hanging there…the embarrassment he went through…and for what, for us!! Do you know that when we sin, it is like we are subjecting Christ to the same treatment on the cross? Hebrews 6:6 couldn’t be clearer…And according to that story, we are guilty of killing, rather of crucifying Christ all over again. Should the judge, God, have mercy on us? What do you think?

Do you think that is what God deserves? Does he deserve to have you as his child? Yet, his mercies sustain us…and mercy is described as the tenderness of the heart which makes a person to overlook injuries, or treat someone on the wrong better than they deserve. God’s tenderness of heart clearly overlooks what we’ve done while allowing us to experience better than we deserve. Fascinating stuff right there…

Like the guilty man, we deserve to pay for every single wrong thing that we do…but, It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail NOT – Lamentations 3:22. 

Whatever it is that happens with us, let us always remember that what we deserve, we cannot live with, because in the end, we deserve what the Lord has for us, his MERCIES. And they are new every morning…

Blessings…

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According to the Oxford Dictionary, to reminisce is to think, talk or write about a happy time in your past. And I was not going through the dictionary looking for what to write today, rather I have been inspired by a certain group of individuals I met over the weekend who shaped my thinking and perspective into how I live my life now.  These are my former classmates waaaaay back from primary school. I have a deep admiration and love for these guys and their achievements so far.

But anyway, meeting them brought back a flood of good memories, the stupid jokes we played on each other, the name calling and how we never had a care for anything in the world…our feelings for each other then were of pure innocence. I call them The Good times.

Now, come to think of it…what do you remember from your past that automatically paints a smile across your face. Could it be buying your first phone, going on the first date with a certain ‘you know who’…or could it be that time you were admitted to that prestigious school, college or campus…or is it when you finally got your dream job? Or maybe it was when you finally moved in to your brand new apartment…there could be many things that bring a smile on your face J

After remembering all that, the reality sets in…and you realize that those moments are in the past and would never happen again…unfortunate, yes? I think it is the saddest thing…but what if we can have these memories become our reality…what if that first date would be yours to cherish each day without you getting tired of it…would you be up for it? Or would you choose to ignore it?

In Revelation 2:4, God says that we have forsaken our first love…this first love happened when we first came to know Him through His Son. And what a glorious moment that was, we were so innocent, and anxious, and very excited…we could go for hours describing that moment to anyone who cared to listen. But then again, as time went by, we forget the feeling…it becomes a distant memory. We loose sight of what was once the best moment in our lives and focus on the daily worries of this life…and soon after we are living a life of getting through a day.

How can we experience this first love again and feel like as if we are at that exact moment from our past…simple, by being like newborn babies who crave milk from their mothers. We should emulate them by craving spiritual milk from our first love. And this Won’t happen unless we have tasted of the LORD and find out that He is good for us, for our hearts, for our health, for our love! 1 Peter 2:2-3.

I personally think that we no longer crave for that first love and we forget who we are because we do not keep on reminding ourselves who our first love is. The reminder comes from digging deep into His word, which like our pastor NZA says, is fresh and revitalizing every morning. That is what defines our true identity.

So, will you reminisce or will you return to the first love?

Blessings…

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