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‘If God rewarded us based on the world’s criteria then yes, giving us unequal amounts of abilities would be horrifically and brutally unfair. Thankfully, this is so far from the truth. I would certainly not choose to follow him if that was the case. 

The truth is, God rewards us based on how much we put our trust and faith in him and how much we show gratitude for what he has given us. You see, the parable is not meant to make you compare your talents and gifts to others, it is meant to make you see the real purpose of one, two or five talents. It is meant to make you see that God doesn’t care about how much you have, he cares about how grateful you are for what you have…’ Continue reading excellent

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ungritty

'We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.' Roman's 5:3-4

This is a story I have told many, many times. It's the one where I had to pass a fitness test to be able to start the first game of my university football team. Until this day, I have never passed this test. Once I came extremely close, within seconds of passing it. Instead of pushing myself over the line though, I slowed down. I slowed down because my legs were hurting a little more than I was willing to endure. This epitomises my life. More often than not, if not most of the time, I slow down, stop and turn around, when it gets too hard. Continue reading “ungritty”

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‘I’ve been married a little over a year now but it I’m left to wonder after that time how I ever walked around without half of myself. When I look back I think of myself as limping, eager to run but always held back by some great limitation. I was like an unbalanced scale, measuring one heavy thing, the weight of my passions and desires, against air, against nothing. I stumbled through life with one eye, one leg, one arm, one perspective. As I look back on the first year of my marriage I see myself as having walked for the first time, having seen the world in brighter colours, having finally looked into the mirror and smiled, like a baby does when they first recognise their reflection. I feel sturdy. I feel whole. I feel loved…’ Continue reading one