When will you be satisfied?


We are too occupied following our worldly goals, reaching out for what we believe is the best for us.

Whether this be an education, a promotion at work, or even money itself – we are always chasing after what will make us comfortable. And the worst part is, we are never satisfied.

You study to get a job. Once you get that job,  you are rushing for better positions within that company. Once you reach your work goals, now you’re running after your house, a new car, a new spouse, etc. Once you reach that, you are running after securing a better future for your children/family, or perhaps a better retirement. Once you reach that, what else do you have to live for? Will you feel like you have no further purpose and let yourself slowly die away?

When you look back at the end, will you be truly happy for what you have spent your whole life doing? Will you look back and think that all those endless days and nights of hard work were worth it? Was it worth it to work hard just to reach your next job where you kept working harder, for your own self? Was it worth it to spend your whole life struggling in this vicious cycle just so you could “enjoy” a comfortable life, only to realize that you were never really able to truly enjoy it?

Let me tell you, no worldly dream will ever satisfy you the way you think it will. Once you reach each of these goals, you will find out that your human heart keeps desiring more and more, and that nothing you can do will ever truly satisfy you.

However, there is one thing that can satisfy you even when you have reached nowhere in life – that is God. I learned this the hard way!

Not too long ago, I was once caught up planning a big future for myself. I thought of all the endless possibilities, and started motivating myself to work hard with these goals in mind. But soon enough, I felt empty. When I felt tired, I had nothing to tell myself that would keep me going. In such moments, you realize how much you need God in your life, and how important it is to find rest in Him when you can.

If you keep worldly things as your only aim, like money, fame, a better life, etc., you will soon run out of fuel and motivation, and you will drift away from God. You will never feel accomplished. However, once you realize that living for a bigger purpose than yourself is more important, then life starts having new meaning.

Living with the purpose of serving God, remembering that you are put on earth for the purpose of uplifting other people’s lives at any cost, and knowing that you are moving forward with the aim of changing the world one heart at a time – this, my friends, is what Christian life is all about – spreading the love and light of Jesus Christ, and living selflessly. Trying to change lives for the better so they can see the power of Jesus work miracles in their lives.

God tells us to stop worrying about our worldly problems, and start worrying about our spiritual life more:

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?”

He then mentions that “your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)

It is very important to remain faithful to God and take time to actively pursue His presence. If you incorporate your spiritual goals into your daily life, then life will become this harmonious ambition to shine for God, and then you will feel His presence along every step of the way, in everything you do.

No comfort, no human relationship, no riches and no fame can come even close to the satisfaction that can fill your heart when you start living for Him, when you make Him an inseparable part of your life.

Love God, and love your neighbors more than yourself. Be that person in this selfish world filled with greedy people working themselves to death for their own material gains.

Be the different one.

God bless you all!

New Year: Thankful Reflections


With 2016 just a few hours away, I sit down to reflect upon everything that happened in 2015. Resolutions are not a tradition with me, because resolving to do something at the beginning of a year usually ends up with me having too many other responsibilities interfering.

I prefer to take time to be thankful for everything the past year has brought into my life. I believe this is a very positive way to see the new year – being thankful to God and to those around you for everything good in your life, and then also thinking about all the bad that happened in the past year, being thankful for all the lessons you learned from them.

In 2015, I matured. I learned to say no to certain things and to certain people – both of which would hinder my progress. Saying no is painful, but in certain situations it has to be done for the better good of everyone.

In 2015, I made new friends. I said hello to a new family in my new workplace and academic environment.

In 2015 I laughed to my heart’s desire. I also cried buckets’ worth of tears in secret. Memories were made.

In 2015, my heart was broken by the crushing of some dreams I had, despite how selfless I thought they were. I chose not to ask God why, because He certainly had His reasons.

In 2015, I learned to rejoice in the failures I brought upon myself in life. I learned that perfection is not humanly possible, but yet perfection is what we should try our best to obtain so that we may realize the best of ourselves. No one is perfect but God.

In 2015, my faith was renewed. I have a seed of new hope inside my heart. In a world that is fast entering a dark phase of evil and wickedness, my heart has found hope in the promise of Jesus Christ and the eternal life of peacefulness He grants His followers. I have learned to put faith in nothing else but in Him and that promise of His. This helps me fight through the challenges of life with the right perspective.

I have learned to truly love people, both friends and enemies. Before, I knew that God wanted us to forgive our enemies, but I did not know how. I would say “I forgive them” but would also keep remembering the pain and hurt that people brought to me and my family. I would keep holding onto memories of the loss and struggles we faced as a result. But now my memories are cleansed of all that.

Now my life is filled with new purpose, to the point where I have no more time to brood upon the negativity of the past. I now truly forgive everyone of the past and have forgotten every wrongdoing done towards me. I also hope with all my heart that God has forgiven me of my wrongs as well, and for this I pray every single day.

I hope that in 2016 I will be of more use for God and for the advancement of His kingdom. I will continue to pray for God to use me according to His will, and that no matter what challenges or pain I have to face because of that, I will rejoice regardless, given that He sees me worthy of that.

No evil, no sorrow, no loss, not even the devil himself can take away my happiness that I have found in the one, true love of my life – JESUS CHRIST. I truly believe He will protect me and my family until we have fulfilled our mission, and He will never abandon us.

I pray that you are also able to forget the loss and pain of the past, and that you are able to find new purpose and strength in the Lord. May the good God Almighty bless this coming new year, and grant us all the strength and willpower to face the good AND the bad.

Let us all take a moment to be thankful for all the blessings God has brought into our lives.

Love you all, my dear readers! ♥

~Stenila Simon~

“Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.” (Psalms 106:1)

What are you living for?


Dear and beloved readers, today I wish to discuss with you, the details of what you’ll have in the end.

Bear with me. I write about this today because a majority of the world’s people today live for nothing but material things. They place their sights upon wealth, fame, and fortune, they work hard to preserve their health, prestige, and status in society, and they live only for their own welfare and their own family’s welfare. Let’s face it, you have sometimes done the same, right? I have to admit that I’ve done it too. Sometimes it is hard to keep your focus upon the right things, and you accidentally get caught in the flow of life, and you follow what everyone else does.

Well, my dear people of God, let us today reflect upon what kind of a life we have been leading up until yesterday, and see if there is anything we can do about it.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)

What is the “world” here? Did Jesus not teach us to love our neighbors and give and be kind to everyone? Yes. But those are just people of the world. The ‘world’ refers to the earth, our temporary home. We are not to love this world. Life in this world will give you many attractive things to make you love it, like money, lust, fame, etc.

But none of these are from the father. Always keep in mind that the world is under dominion of the devil. Remember when Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness?

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.” (Mathew 4: 8-9) 

temptation-of-christThe devil offered to give JESUS all the kingdoms of the world! What further proof do we need that our world is currently being run by the devil?

Sure, if you do somehow unexpectedly receive some extra money, be thankful to the Lord for allowing it to you, but do not rejoice in it and aim to make even more and more and more. Money is a devilish item of worship. (This I will explain later) Give it to the poor. Do good with it. Use it for the better, not for your own luxury. No wealthy man will EVER enter the kingdom of heaven; carve this truth into your hearts right now.

If you do love all that this world has to offer, then you do not have the love of the Father in you, no matter how hard you try to think otherwise.

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13) 

It’s impossible for someone to serve two masters at once. Think of a farmer that tries to do work on the farms of two of his masters. If he constantly tries to switch between farms, neither of them will be well tended for. But if he tries to give some more focus on one farm, the other suffers. In the end no one has any benefit from such a farmer. It’s the same thing with God. Don’t forget that God will spit the lukewarm out of His mouth.

You can either serve God, or serve mammon. Now, about mammon: Mammon, is money. It is greed. It is wealth. It is a deity (god) of riches. I decided to add a picture just to let you 01-mammonknow that yes, if you live for money and are willing to die for money, and if you put money foremost in your life, even giving yourself into the greed and gluttony that comes with it, making it’s accumulation your soul’s priority, then sorry but you’re worshiping money. And guess what, wealth and greed is an ugly demon.

It is a demon that has the power to destroy relationships, to sink one into a state of unending greed, where they can no longer be satisfied by anything, and can take away your peace of mind permanently. Being rich means you have chosen that demon in place of the Father! I’m sorry, but it’s true!! No wonder Jesus said that a rich man shall not enter heaven. How can someone worshiping a demon enter heaven no matter what he does?

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Mathew 19:24) 

Have just enough money for your daily use. Make use of your excess money to help those in need.gold_and_riches_by_frostbitten_angel-d4moghd

Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” (Mathew 19:21)

You can never love both God and the devil. Again and again and again, I say to you, the riches of this world belong to the devil. DO NOT worship the devil.

A person who has his eyes upon the riches of this world do not have to care for what’s up in heaven. I mean if you’re living with more than you can ever wish for, then why on earth would a heaven where you cannot take your riches with you ever seem appealing to you?

The devil will take you to the top of some of the highest mountains. It has happened to me before! DO NOT give in to the luring call of this devilish world!! Once in, it’s really hard for you to escape the spiral of greed and selfishness the world puts you in.

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We are royal beings, you and me. We are children of the King of Kings. The temporary pleasures and fame and wealth of this world mean NOTHING to us. Find that royalty in your heart, my friend.

Let us take the money we have and help those that absolutely need it! Let us remove wealth and fame from our lives as priorities.

Our priorities should not be materialistic ones. Our priorities are divine!!!!! Live your lives for the living God that never changes.