Monthly Archives: February 2012

My Head and My Heart

Often confusion appears when we are facing choices in our lives. Choices are easy when both options are no-harm. But problems will definitely greet us when one of the choices is painful and hurtful, yet is the right one.

Question: How do I know which one is the right one?

Albert Einstein once said “if your heads tells you one thing and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, decide first whether you have ‘a better head’ or ‘a better heart’”.

But then I have an idea… Why has only better one of those if I could have both?

God, the Master and our Creator must know us best than anybody. He knows what kinds of sin we could do. So, He equipped us just more than enough to be like He wants us to be.

“In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit” Eph 1:13 (ESV)

When we believe in Him, He seals us with the Holy Spirit. Spirit of truth, spirit of righteousness, and spirit of kindness. When we invite Jesus to our lives and ask Him to stay there forever, the Holy Spirit will be inside of us.

“God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives.” 1 Thes 4:7 (NLT)

The Holy Spirit that we received by the grace of God will guide us to live holy. It enables us to recognize the right choice we should take for all options exist. The choice we make through questioning and look for the answer in His words.

So, instead of choosing only to use one of them…

I have made covenant with my heart and my head that I will use them in a right terms and conditions I acknowledged with the strength of the Holy Spirit.

Head will need to step in when heart starts holding on to something wrongly hurtful.

While…

Heart will need to step in when head keeps telling justifications that add hatred.

The main purpose of their existence is to please God. No other reasons.

Heart and head will have to have a great teamwork and communication to help us becoming the person God has always wanted us to be.

His Masterpiece Plan

The feeling when you’re able to turn your deepest sorrow into a great worship. The contentment you feel when you know that He is in control and that none of every tiny little things of your life happen without His approval. Not because of our power, but because of Him living inside of us.

We all have and have had our difficult moments. Conditions when we felt like everything is falling apart. Times when we had to make ourselves able to forgive people who hurted us and for some cases even had to be able to love them and share happiness with them afterward.

We often tried to digest the concept God explained to us about all of this and it doesn’t make any sense. But then we had no choice than to trust Him, because everything has failed and we never had that joy and peace inside of us no matter how hard we try. God put me in a condition where I had to surrender myself completely to Him quite sometime ago. I hated it. I was furious. Why? Why God?

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8 NLT)

We can never understand what God has in mind for us. He is too almighty for you to understand what He is doing to you.

But then there’s this…

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” (2 Cor 4:17)

We often said that we believe God’s plan is bigger than ours. But do we really know what that means?

Well, it doesn’t mean we will have a smooth ride through whatever it is we may have to go through.

We may have to endure great obstacle and unbearable pain when we carry that cross.

But…

His promises are true. We have to have such a huge faith to understand that the obstacle and the pain are part of His plan.

And…

If you are experiencing a great torture of the world, don’t give in. Remember His plan for you. It’s for real.

We should be honored when what we do on a daily basis is an act of fulfilling His plan.