Friday, June 12, 2009

Deserving Nothing...

This is controversial. I still have not come to terms with it completely.

In life, it is normal to raise our voice to ask or question, make a plan, fight for our rights, strive for what we believe in. For what we deserve. Be it our right,a job, education, house, a car, or a cell phone, or a proper attire! At work, it is my seniority, my experience, my role. At home, it is just being me, deserves all I have.I deserve to be loved, understood, to be respected, to be accepted.... The list is endless.

But did/do I deserve a loving family, good brothers, a happy childhood, a good education, a good neighbourhood, a not so problematic state, country, good friends, good health (good eyesight, a functioning heart, walking legs.....) , a good job, a roof over my head and all that I have ? Do I deserve all I have, and more?

My answer to the above question, is I realise a blunt NO, as I see our maid walk in, she is my age too. And so here's the ghastly truth. I deserve nothing. Absolutely nothing. It is only by the pure grace of God, I am what I am.

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. ....—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10


Nebeula said...

Practicaly using this, is initialy difficult, but slowly one is filled with GRATITUDE. Everything you see, believe and are, changes.

"Amazing grace" makes sense, and you sing from your heart. ALL the time.

Kingsly said...

I agree 100%

little Denny said...

Nice post... We should thank God and also should make the Earth better for under privilege.
Good comparison.
Keep going.

sharon said...

How much grateful, we ought to be! And rightly, said.. make the world a better place atleast for people around us!!