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Friday, October 14, 2005

Akologist!

There was this story about a millionaire who attended a gathering. He sat next to some people who were discussing the subject of prayer. He joined the conversation by declaring "Prayer maybe alright for you but I don't need it. I worked for everything I have. I did not bother God to provide me anything!" One of the person there remarked "Sir, there's one thing you don't have that you might pray for." "And what that might be?" asked the millionaire. You Sir, could pray for humility.

There are really times in our lives that we became so prone to a certain amount of pride, especially in the midst of achievements, a good harvest, a house full of riches or a recognition of being a star. We are tempted to get all the glory from all of these and so eager to pronounce our self-sufficiency to the world. "Look at me. I'm very special. My story is more interesting and I'm more important. Just focus on me. Ako muna! Ako lang!!" To varying degrees, many of us engage in this habit much to our own detriment. It takes an enormous amount of energy to be continually bragging about your accomplishments or trying to convince others of your worth as a human being. Bragging actually dillutes the possitive feelings between you and others. The more you try to loudly prove yourself, the more people want to avoid you, talk behind your back and perhaps even resent you.

Although it's a difficult habit to break, it's not only enjoyable but actually peaceful to have the quiet confidence to be able to surrender your need for attention and instead share the joy of listening to others' glory.(R. Carlson)
Far better, we can acknowledge the Higher Being that give and allow all things for a greater reason than ourselves. Huwag laging Ako at Ako lang, lest you bacame an "Akologists"

Let us not get into trouble which enslave some of the so-called self-made men....... they worship their creator.

Have a blessed day!

Verse-Meal

Jeremiah 9:24
But let him who boast, boast about this: that he understand and knows Me, that I AM the Lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,"

10 Comments:

At 2:43 PM, October 13, 2005, Blogger darlene said...

i, me and myself - such a self-centered, self glorifying stance. Only few learned how to be and stay humble.

 
At 7:26 AM, October 14, 2005, Blogger Abaniko said...

i'm proud to say that i'm humble. hehe.

 
At 7:29 AM, October 14, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

oo nga Darlene tama ka....

so do I Abaniko....LOL!

smiles...
--jun--

 
At 8:35 AM, October 14, 2005, Blogger racky said...

tell that to the alemans...
money, money and more money! kaya di sila happy.

 
At 2:27 PM, October 14, 2005, Blogger J said...

add din kita ha,at salamat:)

just be happy :)God bless.

 
At 4:36 PM, October 14, 2005, Blogger bing said...

people who wanted to get that much attention lack the attention. KSP, sabi nga. these kind of people never bothered kung me nasasagasaan sila o me nakalimutan on their way to success simply becuz driven ONLY by the desire for power, authority, popularity and money.

have a very nice weekend!

 
At 7:24 AM, October 15, 2005, Blogger Bluegreen said...

Ako, ako, ako na lang ng ako! Wala na ba iba? Hehehe....

Human beings always start as being self-centered, only aware of themselves...maybe that is why babies always have their hand closed? But as that baby grows, he becomes more aware that he is not alone and that others have also their personal needs..sad to say that some people never outgrow the baby stage and so they end up as a scientist...akologist eh sabi mo hehehhe

 
At 7:37 AM, October 15, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

Neng,
Ganun ba generally ang alemans?? Money??? Yung aleman na kilala ko si Guwapong Fafa Manny ang type...yaiks!

Money...hmmm makapag-blog nga tungkol dyan...

J,
Thanks....you be happy too!!

Bing,
KSP's oo nga noh?? tama ka! People who wanted to get that much attention lack the attention. Gandang additional insight nayn ah!!
Tnx!

Blue...
Closed hands with babies...nakalakihan tuloy, laging naghahanap ng suntukan.. clench fisted guy...boxer noh??

smiles...
--jun--

 
At 1:41 PM, October 15, 2005, Blogger Ka Uro said...

father jun, galing ng sermon mo ngayon. very enlightening. pwede na siguro akong di magsimba bukas. hahaha. have a great weekend.

 
At 1:52 PM, October 15, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

Brother Jun na lang...may asawa ako eh...hehehehe

 

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