I Finished Reading a Book! Be All You Can Be – John C Maxwell

Flying to Bangkok earlier this month, finally I completed read this book by John C Maxwell. Thanks to my smartphone’s stupid battery that died before my flight, so that I could finish this book! 😀

Why at first I bought this book. Caught by its title, cause those days I felt lack of motivation while part of me still dreaming something big. So the title told me to Be All I Can Be!

These were some of great quotes that I noted and highlighted for myself, may also could be somehow good for you? 🙂

  • “Why don’t we always abide in Him? Pure lack of obedience. We begin to think that we can do it on our own, we begin to have an unhealthy self-confidence instead of a Christ-confidence. “

  • “What is success? It is the privilege of contributing to the betterment of others.”

  • “God is interested in your development, more than he is in your mistakes.”

  • “The value of a vision is that it encourages you to give up at any moment all that you are in order to receive all that you can become.”

  • “Once you’ve had a glimpse of what God can make of you, you’ll never be satisfied with what you are now.”

  • “A purpose will cause you to: pray, unite, risk, plan, observe, sacrifice, expect, more than ordinary people.”

  • “In matters of principle, stand like a rock. In matters of taste, swim with the current. Learn to be flexible in your life. The greater the man, the more flexible he is.”

  • “Great leaders learn how to say, “I am sorry” more quickly than followers.”

  • “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats the little man.”

  • “Commitment starts with the little things in our lives. Don’t make a commitment today to win your world for Jesus. Make a commitment to win one person to Jesus.”

What do you think of those?

This is link to another review for this book: http://delightinggrace.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/book-review-be-all-you-can-be-by-john-c-maxwell/

Still bunches of great quotations I found in this book. Please explore those if you want to find more.

Wanna find a new one for reading, for my next trip! 🙂

Cover

Cover

God is Good?

God is good.

Those words just seems too familiar until I can’t really feel the meaning inside. Seriously, God is good. Then what? I know He is good. Everybody knows. Or somehow knows but very often feel the opposite, that God is not fair? Or He is just playing game, which title is “our life”?

God loves us.

Those another boring and just common words! He loves us and I know it very well until I can’t feel the love any more. It’s too general, isn’t it?

NO

When I didn’t even think about it, the spirit inside me just made me realize. God is really good and He loves us, indeed. Even we are the sinners, He is still good and still loves us. Isn’t it that God is really great God?

Me, the sinner, the bad guy, this morning felt once again that God really gave us more than what we deserve. You know what, I am, bad guy, but He prepared for me to know a perfect, beautiful lady, to fill my emptiness. A lady, that loves God so much, and full talented, willing to be a part of this bad guy. Isn’t it only by God’s grace?

What am I? What do I have? Nothing. But He gave me this wonderful life. Why? Because He is good, and He loves me.

Even before I know Him, He never leave me, He always be with me. Even before I know Him, He took care of me! Without I even prayed or said any request. Even though I don’t know how to pray.

He loves me. And He loves you too, all of His own creation. Seriously, feel His love. And love Him back. I will. I’ll try. To love Him.

I may not perfect. But I want to love Him, with everything that He gave me first, coz He loves me first as well.

GOD IS GOOD!!

Racing versus Ants

How to draw a cartoon ant 8

(This pic is not property of blog’s writer. Taken from google images)

There was a time when I was just reached home from work, felt exhausted and lazy to do anything.

I got some foods and I just put it on the dining table. Then I watched TV, too lazy to move or eat. 

After a little while, I felt hungry. So I got no choice, I had to move and get the food. 

But unfortunately, I didn’t know where they came from, that day there was some ants around the foods. Until I fed up and didn’t want to eat any more. 

From that experience, God had spoken to me 2 things in a different timing. 

Firstly, I had been taught that there is a part in my life that God wants me to participate on it. There is God’s work that He wants me to take part of it. But if I don’t want to take it, others will take it first, and God will give the chance to the one who willing to do it. 

Secondly, I had been taught that outside, there are a lot of people that need God or never know God. And if I don’t quickly go and get them, the people from Evil will get them first and we will lose those people’s soul.

So, have you been in that situation, when you want to do or get something, you lose the chance because you don’t fast enough to take the steps? Or you wait too long to help others, and you regret it? Because of fear, or laziness, or even try to close your eyes and pretend to not caring?

Yes me too. Wasted time to wait for the good timing, waited to long and ended up did not do anything. Lost somebody I loved because I was too scare to try. Regret to not putting enough effort to ask someone to come to church for Christmas celebration (which is tomorrow!). Diagnosed with the high bad cholesterol level in my 27th just because I was too lazy to do exercise and pick the healthy food. 

A lot of simple things, yeah? 

Yes I am trying to be better. Putting my effort to win my race versus ants. Do you also want to win your race? Or do you want to let the ants take your sweet things?

I believe that you all wants to win the race, don’t you?

Lets be the winner. Mostly in God’s work. Lets participate in it.

If you are a Christian, take your part in God’s work, to bring people to God.

If you are not a Christian yet, do you want to be one? Take the change before the ants come over you and you lose the chance. 

Don’t wait too long, time is moving fast. Jiayou!! 🙂