Friday, 4 November 2016
Singaporeans are known to be ‘kiasu’, ‘kiasi’ and what ah? This is Singlish. ‘Kiasu’ means ‘scared to lose’ – demonstrated by people queuing / participating in getting a share of goods that are free, or cheap and good. ‘Kiasi’ means ‘scared to die’ – keeping a distance from danger.
I thank God for a powerful message by our LCEC Chairperson, Dr Robbie Goh. The name ‘Uncomfortable Christian’ keeps popping up! I am number one for ‘comfort’ – in every sense of the word. I am also number one in taking precautions against danger/loss/mistakes – a super careful person in everything I do! Thank God I have true friends who tolerate my nonsense, laugh at my meticulous habits … maybe irritated at times, but still love me. Thank God for teaching us LOVE.
I do not think I can change overnight but I am now aware of my ‘make-up’ and I look to God to change me / use me for His purposes. I am glad. I am also aware that nobody is like me. I am a person that God has made wonderfully and fearfully, and He is still working in me and on me. Wow! A sculptor can only chip away on the outside to make his sculpture look like something / somebody he has in mind. But, our awesome God can chip away even things on the inside – flushing away all dirt, removing all impurities, sanitizing all parts – cleansing thoroughly every part of every person He creates - for His glory. Hallelujah!
How blessed we are, all who believe (without a doubt) in what our God can do – in us and through us. Let us yield to the shaping Hands, though it might be painful and unbearable, but we know that at the end of the day, when His work is complete, we will be perfected by our Heavenly Father who loves us so much that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Amen!
Lam Yee Ling