Rules are for our freedom – use them.

When you see it 🙂 #red #makati #Philippines #rush

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Have you ever gone into a new country and had this looming feeling over you – where you were real careful about everything you did? When did the feeling go away?

I’ll bet on two things about that feeling going away:

  • you knew a bit more about the place
  • that feeling was called freedom

Knowing a bit more about a place boils down to knowing the social norms and rules that governed where you are. This is freedom.

Most people misunderstand freedom, what they see sometimes as freedom is more akin to anarchy. The mere fact that we are human and here on earth shows how important rules are. Imagine if there were no laws of physics, how could we survive? Knowing more these laws have made us progress exponentially – freedom.

The freedom that I wish to pursue is the freedom from not knowing. The saddest moments in my life where when I had, in very brief moments of extreme grief, forgotten that God was there. I am so thankful though for the people that kept reminding me of His presence. I am free because I follow God and his commandments.

Imagine if everyone in the world pursued His two greatest commandments? Loving Him and loving our neighbor as ourselves. I will NEVER believe that we could not be living in Mars right now, or have the cure to the worst diseases for that matter. So much of our time has been spent in “defending” or “preparing” for threats from other people that we have delayed progress for more than 99%! How many lives have been lost in wars? How many hours have been spent on creating better guns to kill people than guns that heal people?

I am not the first to call and think about this.

I wish to keep the conversation going.

Let’s  not just read or write, let’s do something!

Romans 8:28 “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”


Amen! God bless! 🙂

Listen to all the stories.

Sometimes we tend to look up and forward when we should be looking down.


There is so much information right now that is being blasted in our faces that we often don’t see those right under our noses. We forget to be thankful for the people around us. We grow in familiarity at how people work hard for us that we can sometimes not look back.

Try and be thankful for the effort that people give. Most especially to the things you might not ask for. Do discern though the reason behind the effort. If you feel love, love in return. Love more.

The people close to us, or those that WERE close to us have awesome stories and lives to tell. It just takes a little tweak at how we see them. Most often, we go after the more “interesting” people. We want to connect to the world. My friends, we are limited. We must limit but within those limits we should grow to our highest potential. I don’t know if you understand this but think of a huge desert, you cant change the whole landscape but you can change a small part of it. That small part may be an oasis that will save a dying person in the future. Build your oasis. Build up the people around you. Inspire others that they do the same to the people around them.

Often we search for stories and not write our own. Make your own story WITH people.

Proverbs 1:5 “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.”


What do you think of the uniqueness of people around you? – I hope it’s positive. 🙂

Where do you put yourself? Above or below anyone else? – I hope it’s in line. 🙂


Amen. God Bless! 🙂