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A Spiritual Makeover

Psalms 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

This evening there was something that made ​​me a bit shocked. My friend called and she said would go to Korea for plastic surgery. I asked, “What happened to you and what kind of plastic surgery you want to do?” ” I would like to makeover my nose and chin!” She said.

Gosh! It does make me thinking. How important physical appearances for someone, especially for a woman. I am fully understood that appearance is important. Everyone wants to look beauty and perfect to others. But if doing a surgery is not that mean there is an indication that we not satisfied and do not appreciate what God has given to us? I was reminded the story of the former president of Harvard University.

Charles William Eliot, former president of Harvard University, had a birthmark on his face that bothered him greatly. As a young man, he was told that surgeons could do nothing to remove it. Someone described that moment as “the dark hour of his soul.” Eliot’s mother gave him this helpful advice: “My son, it is not possible for you to get rid of that hardship…But it is possible for you, with God’s help, to grow a mind and soul so big that people will forget to look at your face.”

My dear friends, Lets we take time for a moment to pondering the story above. Like my friend, sometimes or maybe often we always concerned with our physical appearance. Many of us tend to spend a lot of time and money to makeover and cover up everything that we see does not look good. There is one thing that we should never forget. Genesis 1:31 said God saw all that he had made, and it was very good….” it means that everything that has been created by God is good and perfect. The question is, whether we need to change everything that has been created by God? If by doing that, is not that mean we do not appreciate and be grateful for what God has given? I really do agree with Mr. Elliot’s mother advice. When our mind and soul was growing in God, People will no longer look only on our physical appearance.

God has made humans as his image. Humans just need to understand that body will perish and the Holy Spirit will seek him when the body perishes. When the Holy Spirit is with the body follow good deeds so Holy Spirit will enjoy the limited ride. (comment from Kalyaan)

Do you really want to make a drastic difference in your appearance today? Let’s start not focusing on our outer appearances but on inner appearances and focusing on what really counts. Walking uprightly and wholeheartedly with the Lord. A spiritual extreme makeover! We will glow like never before.  Appreciate and love everything that is within us because all of it is just solely because of His grace. Amen.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. ( 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20)


Learning about Life

bring-to-lifeSometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be – a roommate, a neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover, or even a complete stranger – but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.

Sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.

Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are sometimes the most important ones.

If someone loves you, give love back to them in whatever way you can, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and listen to what they have to say.

Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you.

You can make anything you wish of your life. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.

And if you love someone tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store.

Learn a lesson in life each day that you live!

Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.

Think About it? Was it worth it?

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3 Choices to Make Your Life Better.


1250668942At the end of training, one of participant asked me about the tips to makes our life better. It’s a common question but the good one. I believe that ever one has been asking about it and I also believe that everyone in this world want to make their life better.

Before we get into the topic of the participant question, we should have to know that our life is what our thought makes it. Our life is a result of the choices we take. We have good capability to change our life better. We are the architect and builder of own life, destiny and fortune. We are the developer of all good aspect in life. We also need to know that every single moment in our life is very important. Through the moment we have ability and capability to change our life better

I am trying to shorten the answer of this question by providing three important points that we should have to do in order to make our life better.

Enjoy and appreciate the little things

In fact, in our life we often do not appreciate the little things and we are not enjoying on it. We always think about something big and we always trying hard to seek and obtain big things, and avoid the little things. It’s not good way. Many great and success people in this world start from the little things. I gave an example my CEO. He started his career from being an admin officer with small salary. But he really enjoyed and appreciates the position. He believes that is a starting point towards a higher level. Little thing mean a lot. Every little thing has the ability to make us happy. Learn to enjoy every little thing in your life. Because one day you will realize that you lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones.

Change your entire life and make your life better. Be thankful for what you have now instead of thinking of what you don’t have. You can never be happy in this way. Never leave something good to find something better. Because once you will realize that you had the best and there can never be something better than the best.

For most of our life, nothing wonderful happens. It’s always the same. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down a meal with family or friends then the chances are that you are never going to be happy in your life. If your happiness or unhappiness depends on major events like getting a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage life or a trip to Paris, you are not going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, your happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then you are more likely to live quite a bit of happiness. So to find not all of us can do great things. But we can surely do little things with great love. This one choice cans happiness in life, you must understand that there is always something to be happy about and enjoy. You just need to learn how to find it. Then you don’t have to try to make your life better. Because your life will be better as your thoughts change.

Do Things You Love with Great Love.

If you want to reach things that nobody else is reaching, you must do things nobody else is doing. If you cannot do great things, do things you love with great love. We would like to do things we love. But usually, we don’t do things we love with great love. We don’t put our best energy in it. Be faithful in small things you love to do. Because this is where your strength lies.

Don’t get tired of doing things you love. Because this is what will help yourself utilize your inner talents in the best way possible. Sometimes these little things will be the biggest part of your life. So it’s not bad to love doing little things. When you love your work, you can create your destiny through your work. Remember, things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

When you want something you have never had, you must do something you have never done. Things always get worse before they get better. Keep a positive attitude towards things you love. Because your positive attitude will create positive results. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will also change.

 Be Exactly Who You are.

Accept yourself the way you are. Love yourself for who you are. You really don’t need to be accepted by others. You just need to be accepted by yourself. Don’t change yourself so that people can like you. Be yourself and right people will like you for who you really are. To make your life better, you must know who you really are and what you want from life. People will always say that you are going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own. Be proud of yourself and confident on the way you choose to live your life. Don’t waste your valuable times comparing yourself with others and wishing to be somebody you are not. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses. And it is only when you accept everything you are and you are not that you will truly succeed.

Mike Dooley says, “The only way to get what you really want is to know what you really want. And the only way to know what you really want is to know yourself. And the only way to know yourself, is to be yourself. And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart.”

Here are the three important things we need to do in order to make our life better. I realized this is not the best tips. Thisis onlya small partofthe manytips in over the world. I hope this article could be useful for anyone who want  make a better life.

Adapted and edited  by Karina Susanto from http://uniquelifeguide.com


Appreciate the little things


A married lady was expecting a birthday gift from her husband. For many months she had admired a beautiful diamond ring in a showroom, and knowing her husband could afford it, she told him that was all she wanted.

As her birthday approached, this lady awaited signs that her husband had purchased the diamond ring.

Finally, on the morning of her birthday, her husband called her into his study room. Her husband told her how proud he was to have such a good wife, and told her how much he loved her. He handed her a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, the wife opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the wife’s name embossed in gold.

Angrily, she raised her voice to her husband and said, “With all your money,you give me a Bible?” And stormed out of the house, leaving her husband.

Many years passed and the lady was very successful in business. She managed to settle for a more beautiful house and a wonderful family, but realized her ex-husband was very old, and thought perhaps she should go to visit him. She had not seen him for many years.

But before she could make arrangements, she received a telegram telling her that her ex-husband had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to her. She needed to come back immediately and take care of things.

When she arrived at her ex-husband’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled her heart. She began to search through her ex-husband’s important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as she had left it years before.

With tears, she opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. Her ex-husband had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, “And if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father, who is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?”

As she read those words, a tiny package dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a diamond ring, with her name engraved on it — the same diamond ring which she saw at the showroom. On the tag was the date of her birth, and the words…’LUV U ALWAYS’.

How many times do we miss God’s blessings, because they are not packaged as we expected? Trust HIM always. HE knows what is good for you and may even ignore what you thought was good for you.

Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

If your gift is not packaged the way you want it, it’s because it is better packaged the way it is! Always appreciate little things; they usually lead you to bigger things!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”