Do we not, in many situations, trust ourselves more than we trust our Creator? Having been created in His image and likeness, shouldn’t we offer up our lives to Him to execute the plan He has for us?
In a world filled with trials, temptations, desires and wants, approaching the Creator and surrendering ourselves seems a bit hard. The longings of the world keep us covered with a pseudo-shell and pull us away from the notions of living a life pleasing to Him on high. How then do we overcome them and come closer to Him, who is ever ready to hear our plea? Continue reading
I found my life partner in the most mysterious and miraculous of circumstances and it is now 7 months since we are married. Our days of courtship were, as any other young couples would be: simply amazing. We both felt that we had found the dream partner and were madly in love. She worked abroad as an air hostess and I would stay up nights just to talk to her because of the time difference. I would send her letters, cards, small surprises and much more. She reciprocated through letters and gifts when she came down. We thought that loving each other wasn’t that difficult. However, marriage has made us realise that love isn’t about “what we can get the other” but rather “what we can give the other” Continue reading
We all must have experienced an occasional cold or fever that hit us and put our entire life out of track. No one ever fell sick at a good and convenient time. Sickness usually disrupts our schedules, plans, finances and in short, our daily normal life. Our health is often one of the most important aspects that we take for granted until it fails us. No one ever accounted for illness and sickness while making plans for the future. We make plans assuming that we will keep good health and that everything will always be fine, may it be as small as booking a movie ticket or planning an elaborate holiday etc. Yet, what we all know from experience is that health can quickly go downhill if we do not take care of ourselves. Continue reading
I am working with a life coach and through a conversation with him, I recently learned that I am a self-critical person. I had never thought about what I say to myself on a daily basis and how it has changed me over the years. Once I paid attention, the soundtrack sounded a lot like this:
“You’re not doing enough; you’re not meant to be happy; you will never fit in; you’re not required…You’re not good enough”.
Don’t get me wrong. I was living a good life and so this confession will probably shock most of my friends as I share this. I rarely showed darkness or a feeling of void in my interactions. This feeling led to wanting to do more and more and to some it appeared as a personality trait of “one-upmanship”. Perhaps, somewhere deep down, a very fearful part of me believed all these words to be true. Continue reading