Some People

Some people take pride in giving help to others. Maybe that’s what makes them forget to help themselves.

Some people take pride in being alone. Maybe that’s what makes them shut everyone out from their lives.

Some people take pride in being known sexy and that’s why they show their body freely on instagram account.

Some people take pride in being the first. Maybe that’s what makes them a very ambitious one.

Some people take pride in being clever. Maybe that’s what makes them crave more knowledges–without pure heart and logic.

Some people take pride in being the one who first knows something new. Maybe that’s what makes them a heavy mouth one.

Some people take pride in having more friends. That’s why they love hanging out.

Some people take pride in giving order. Maybe that’s what makes them a hard one.

Some people take pride in being seen busy and productive. Maybe that’s what makes them have no time for anything else.

Some people take pride in being a good person. That’s why they avoid critics.

Some people take pride in being strong. That’s why they look so stubborn.

Some people take pride in being followed and maybe it makes them a narcissistic one.

Some people take pride in being strict and discipline; maybe they look a little bit intolerant.

Some people take pride in reading others, that’s why they tend to be more judgmental. Sigh. You know what I mean.


Well, we have so many things to put our pride in, literally. But, is that good? Deeper than that, is that right?

“If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things,” says the Lord.” – Jeremiah 9:24.

Pride is a noun, and boast is a verb that comes from pride. The scripture says that if we want to boast, we should boast that we understand and know the Lord. This is deep and interesting. We will never fully understand and know the Lord. That’s the first. His way is not ours. We can only understand and know the Lord as far as what the Bible tells us. The second thing is, it’s not by ourselves we understand and know the Lord through the Bible. It is definitely His work, through the grace of the Father, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and the illumination from the Holy Spirit. Where are we? Just here, seated down, reading. Letting Him work greatly. We really just need to give in, surrender all to Him. The third, as long as we’re still alive, we will walk on the journey of knowing and understanding Him more and more; for He is the one who holds the stir, the Leader, the Commander. So, this boasting process is a long-life process. That’s how we will grow spiritually.

That is deep.

Besides it, this boasting process also produces self-recognizing. The more we know God and understand His will in our lives, the more we know ourselves. The more we know that God is the sovereign One on earth, the more we realize that we are just nothing without Him. This is obviously related.

Finally, we won’t ever take pride anymore in anything but in knowing and understanding Him more day by day. But, this kind of pride is different from the pride we talk above. This pride is a less-of-me-more-of-Him kind of pride. The more we know and understand Him, sure, the more gracious He is to us. This is an amazing grace kind of pride. Not because of us, but Him.

So, we take pride in knowing and understanding the Lord; that’s why we boast from grace to grace.

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Late Night Thoughts

There should be one time in our lives we don’t feel like living. I mean, not living in the meaning of breathing air in and out, we still, but we’re not alive. We start questioning why all the things has to happen this way, why we do what we do, why we don’t do what we don’t do, why we feel what we feel, why we keep torturing ourselves thinking things we should not think, and so on. At that time, you want to say something, you feel like you really want to scream out loud, throwing everything that came into your head. You feel like you need to fix something or maybe everything, but you’re too weak and too clueless to do so. You think you absolutely have the right to get angry, drowned in your bad mood, being really quiet about life. You need people to understand you but even you yourself can’t do it well. At that very time, you just want to shut the people out for doing you wrong, for not trying to understand you just a little, for hurting you, for making you cry and miserable. You just want them to understand the way you feel right now. How hurt it does. How deep is the wound. You just want them to see you’re just the weakest person of this century so they feel a bit sympathetic to you. You just want them to do you right. But sadly, you end up keeping your own mouth shut. Not because you can’t open it, but you just don’t want to. Just to take the first step of that already made you tired. At that time, you just avoid everything. You just move forward, close your eyes from everything around you, try to focus on yourself, because you’d never really done it before. You just do things that will make you happy. Make you smile. Help you fix your own indescribable condition. You just want to take care of yourself before anyone does. At that time, you realize something. The further you move, the better you get. The more focus you go, the better you are. Yet, it still hurts. That’s the sad fact.