I have a confession to make. This past few months I am quite troubled. Our company is not quite doing well. It's been 4 months that we are always delayed in getting our salary. I know I am still blessed compared to other people who don't get their salaries for over 6 months but still the thought of our company being on a lot of setbacks gives me uneasiness and I don't feel at peace.
Some of you may not know this because of the words of encouragement I post here on my blog. Reality is, I am human and I still feel fear. That is also the reason I am blogging encouraging words, it is not just to encourage my readers but me as well. Instead of setting myself apart and doing drastic measures to solve my problem, I read the Bible and find peace and encouragement. That is why my words of encouragement does have some punches - I try to punch myself and make myself realize how valuable I am to God.
Do I really know how valuable am I to God? Guess not, coz I am not at peace lately. I guess the feeling of guilt made me feel this way. Guilt of hating our accountant of telling lies on when we are going to receive our salaries, guilt of not trusting the Lord. But all things work together for good to all those who love God (Romans 8:28). I asked God for forgiveness on that and I pray all things will be well soon. I still haven't received my salary but thanks to God for touching my wife's finance department and gave her long awaited salary which is also delayed by the way.
How valuable are we to God?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? - Matt 6:26
The bible tells us, God loves these birds that don't even sow nor reap nor stock, how much more we/us His children?
So the next time we feel unblessed, look at the birds and ask yourself - Am I more valuable than these birds?
I took the photo last Wednesday, on my way to a Star grocery store while waiting for the "sala" to finish (Prayer time for Muslim people). This was taken in Balad area, in front of McDonalds.