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Friday, March 17, 2006

Things God Won't Ask

March is my Company's annual review. This is the last thing I like to do. Still, I shall be doing this task for the next two weeks.

Results. Performance. How do you measure? How do you measure whether the staff worth their salaries? How do you determine the increment?

While many wish they can evaluate others, I wish to be evaluated. To be evaluated by my Lord.

Here is one reminder, also one of my "treasured words" that I have kept for years in my computer. Author unknown -

Things God Won't Ask...

God won't ask what kind of car you drove,
but will ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation.

God won't ask the square footage of your house,
but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

God won't ask about the fancy clothes you had in your closet,
but will ask how many of those clothes helped the needy.

God won't ask about your social status,
but will ask what kind of class you displayed.

God won't ask how many material possessions you had,
but will ask if they dictated your life.

God won't ask what your highest salary was,
but will ask if you compromised your character to obtain that salary.

God won't ask how much overtime you worked,
but will ask if you worked overtime for your family and loved ones.

God won't ask how many promotions you received,
but will ask how you promoted others.

God won't ask what your job title was,
but will ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

God won't ask what you did to help yourself,
but will ask what you did to help others.

God won't ask how many friends you had,
but will ask how many people to whom you were a true friend.

God won't ask what you did to protect your rights,
but will ask what you did to protect the rights of others.

God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived,
but will ask how you treated your neighbors.

God won't ask about the color of your skin,
but will ask about the content of your character.

God won't ask how many times your deeds matched your words,
but will ask how many times they didn't.

When there is nothing left but God,
that is when you find out God is all you need.

Will the Lord give a pat on my shoulder and say, "Well done, my child. I am well pleased." That's all that we want, isn't it not?
Here is another wisdom from Mother Teresa -

"How do you measure success of your work?" - they asked Mother Theresa -

"I don't remember that the Lord ever spoke of success.
He only spoke of faithfulness in love.
This is the only success that count"

3 comment(s):

Hi, Yan,

Heaven, the ultimate paradise, is certainly not an easy reach as some fellow Christians think so. It's not just baptism or grace of salvation alone, but, a whole lot of personal accumulation of worthy deeds, prayers, sacrifices and strict adherence to His will and commandments. Even then, there is no certainty, for there are those
who succumb to the devil at the last moment of their lives (I had seen that).

By any criteria, I will fail badly His test, but it is my firm belief that in His mercy and compassion, He will consider that little goodness (if any) left within my soul, and through His generosity grant it a higher "weightage" than it deserves.

The things that God won't ask, are the things that we fear and scratch our heads to answer. May God have mercy on us all.

By Blogger Joepsc, at 4:57 pm  

Hi, Joe,

Yes, we shall all have sweat pops out on our forehead if we know that God is going to evaluate us. Yet, that's something to remind us not to work towards the things that He won't ask!

I read this wonderful book titled "21 things God Never Said" by R. Larry Moyer. Try that and you will be surprised by our many error in thinking and misconception.

It's nice to have friends in our Christian walk!

Yan

By Blogger Yan, at 5:09 pm  

Well, the Lord has plans for all of us. And no one can really evaluate us except for the Lord. :)

By Anonymous kyels, at 10:38 pm  

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