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Monday, January 10, 2011

God Centered Faith Conquers Self Centered Fear

The diagram on the side might be familiar to you. All of us might have encountered it in school in our psychology classes. It is called the Maslow's hierarchy of needs. If you're going to observe the second level from the bottom, it reads "Safety Needs". It's true, we all need safety and as much as possible, this is the very thing that we consider before pursuing anything. The first question that would most of the time come into our mind when we would try something new is that "Is it safe?"

Actually there is nothing wrong in considering safety. Especially that we are living in this dangerous world. However, how are we going to know that we are safe if we were not able to experience danger? I'm not saying that you are going to be reckless. Instead, I'm just encouraging you to be out in the open and face the world. You might be thinking that I'm putting you in great danger but if you're walking in faith of God, you should fear nothing. 

One of the stories in the old testament that we could site is the story of the soldier Joshua. He used to be the assistant of Moses and it has been inculcated into his mind that he's going to be the sidekick forever. When Moses died, the Lord talked to him. The Lord passed the responsibility of Moses to him for His people. Joshua hesitated to accept it. So many "what if's" came into his mind. He's afraid. However, the Lord told him (Joshua 1:9) "Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goeth"

 The verse was addressed not only to Joshua but to all of us. We all have fears, self-centered fears to be exact. To fight all these, we just need to have a God-centered faith. Life would be tough and would be unfair but fear not coz the Lord is with you. Mentors die, friends leave and changes happen but the Lord remains. He didn't promise a safe life instead He promised to be with you "withersoever thou goeth" (wherever you go)


Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Strange Puzzling Dream

Dreams are considered to be a fantasy world wherein our unconscious desires are seen. To others, they serve as a sign of what might happen in the future, while for some a look back to a forgotten past. Sometimes they are strange while there are times that they bring so much happiness. 

Before I go to sleep at this moment, let me share to you my dream last night. It was somewhat puzzling and after I woke up, I felt a feeling of combined happiness and confusion. If it is a reflection of our unconscious world, that dream could have been the result of my unconscious reaction to what the fortune teller told me that day (it has been our yearly habit among my closest friends to see a fortune teller on the first Tuesday of the year).

In my dream, I was in a big choco-drink event wherein all sectors of the community are present. My friend who happened to be the events coordinator of the choco company invited all of us to attend. The event clearly happened in Davao City. A group of young adults from Manila are invited to cover it. They were composed of photographers, bloggers and even news writers. I happen to know one of the photographers so when I learned that they are covering, I then looked for him. On my way to their booth, I saw a pretty girl at about my height carrying a clipboard. Upon seeing her, I was tachycardic (increased heartbeat) and I don't know why. I know the name of the girl but she doesn't know me. Then her companion called her. That confirmed her identity and that worsen my tachycardia. I left the place immediately, the feeling is so strange as if I want to cry.

Then I found myself going down the stair facade of a building heading to a large green ground. Someone waved his hand and later part I realized that the one waving is my photographer friend. While he's carrying his enormous DSLR, he told me to pose coz he's going to take a picture of my me. He kept on taking pictures when someone from my back hugged me. I wasn't able to see his face but I can immediately recognize him. He then whispered "Surprise!" I didn't turn my back, instead I asked him why he's here. He just replied  "I don't know, it's a surprise"

Not far from us, I then saw the pretty girl again, she's holding her clipboard very tight looking at us crying. I can feel that she's agonizing then someone approached her and they left. Then I was awaken by my phone's annoying alarm tone.

Such a strange dream. Up to this time, I can't imagine that that certain event will happen. It is not impossible though but the chances are very slim. It has a lot of meanings for sure and whatever it may be I'm not going to force myself to search for it. I'm just blogging it out.