I am populated with characters slightly less eccentric but supremely real, made of flesh & bone, full of love, that it's my ultimate inspiration for everything... ♥
kau minta aku menulis cinta
aku tak tahu huruf apa yang pertama dan seterusnya
kubolak-balik seluruh abjad
kata-kata cacat yang kudapat
jangan lagi minta aku menulis cinta
huruf-hurufku, kau tahu,
bahkan tak cukup untuk namamu
sebab cinta adalah kau, yang tak mampu kusebut
kecuali dengan denyut
(“Menulis Cinta”, Sitok Srengenge)
“So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.” (Philippians 3:15-16 MSG)
Imagine if God created you to be the Michelangelo of this age, but you stayed so busy doing all kinds of things — good things — that you never got around to painting and sculpting.
You’d end up missing the best because you got distracted chasing the good.
What a disappointment it would be for God, you, and all the people who would have been blessed if you’d stayed focused on your God-given identity and purpose!
Today, instead of making a to-do list; make a not-to-do list. Fill your not-to-do list with things you do that don’t match God’s purpose for your life, and press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you (Philippians 3:14)
Take me Lord.. take me there..
Take me to Your dwelling place..
This is where I wanna be.. take me to Your way
Hold me near.. hold me close..
Never let me go..
Draw me into Your sanctuary..
Take me to the highest place.
Biar kuterhanyut dalamMu.. Kau pulihkan seluruh hidupku..
Mengalirlah rohMu dalamku.. ku rindu slalu dekatMu..
“Still, if you set your heart on God and reach out to him, If you scrub your hands of sin and refuse to entertain evil in your home, You’ll be able to face the world unashamed and keep a firm grip on life, guiltless and fearless. You’ll forget your troubles; they’ll be like old, faded photographs.” (Job 11:13-16 MSG)
As long as you focus on someone you resent, that person controls you. You’re worrying about something he or she has already forgotten about.
Long before psychology came along, Job said there are three steps for inner healing:
1. Put your heart right.
If you want to be emotionally healed from a hurt, you have to release the offender — whether you feel like it or not. Don’t try to get even. Forgive that person, then release him or her.
2. Reach out to God.
You need to invite God to come into your life and fill you with his forgiveness. Why? I don’t think you can manufacture enough forgiveness in your life to handle all the hurts you’re going to face, not only those of the past but those you’ll have between now and when you die.
Do you remember the story of Corrie Ten Boom? She hid Jews in her apartment to protect them from the Nazis during World War II. When they were caught, not only were the Jews shipped off to the concentration camps, but Corrie and her family were, too. Everyone in her family was killed in the concentration camps except Corrie, and she endured torture and abuse. She later went back and met the guards who had abused her, and she forgave them. You can’t do that with human forgiveness. You need God’s supernatural power in your life in order to let it go and be able to say, “It wasn’t good. It wasn’t fun. It was bad. But I believe that God can bring good out of the bad, and somehow the rest of my life is going to be the best of my life.”
3. Face the world again.
When we’re hurt, we’re tempted to withdraw into a shell, put up a wall, and decide never to let anyone else get close. You’re really only hurting yourself when you do that. Letting what happened to you in the past define your identity is like driving a car looking into the rearview mirror. You’re going to crash. You have to face the future and resume living. It doesn’t matter as much where you’ve been as it does where you’re headed.
“By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV)
God wants you to be you.
You don’t have to try to pretend to be someone else; you don’t have to hide who you actually are. The most attractive people I know are not the best looking; rather, they’re true to who they are.
There’s no pretense about them.
You can relax knowing that being yourself is exactly what God wants of you. You bring glory to God just by being yourself, because he created you to be just the person you are.
Now, believe you are who God says you are!
No one else has a vote on who you are. You’re free to be you instead of imitating someone else. You’re free to use your unique, God-given gifts, and there’s no need to compare your gifts to the gifts of others.
No one else is in competition to be you!
You are God’s masterpiece, a work of his own hands
confuse is when people ask “what’s it really the main problem here?” — and you definately can’t find a word to answer, cause there is none. 😔