Thursday, May 31, 2012

The hinge

An IM profile displayed a message "Do not expect me to win, but I will never surrender!".

The profile owner wants to say that he is not a quitter. He wants to instill confidence in his employers stating that he will give his best to the cause and never give up - even though win is not certain. A very honest and genuine statement displaying his readiness to work hard yet indirectly accepting the that fact that success does not come from human efforts but from a source that is beyond him.

The above message point to his core strength, hinging it on an anchor point. The anchor point here is his own capacity to do things and is thus confined to his own human limitations. Sadly the victory is not certain. And since he refuses to surrender, he will soon exhaust his resources and may remain unfulfilled and ineffective.

If I were to write a sentence on my profile I would write, "Because I surrender, the win is certain".

When I hinge my anchor on 'God's capacity' and not mine, surrendering my plans, talents, knowledge, experience, everything to God the supreme enabler and the 'all knowing',  I allow God to use my little and build upon it by means of His grace. He ennobles my endowments, makes them His own and assigns it effectively to solve the problems of people. This way we don't leave any solution to chances. With patience and perseverance, we learn to focus little by little on the true purpose of our lives until God can take over our professions.

Four things happen as a result:

  1. God our Creator is glorified,
  2. The problems of the people are solved most uniquely
  3. Children of God are drawn back trust in Him - our Father and Creator
  4. Our livelihood is taken care ( worry free life)

The word of God says " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" [Phil 4:13].

In the gospel of Mathew, Jesus says addressing the issue worry and of daily bread "Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and God's saving justice and all these things will be given to you as well".