I want to tell my fragrance and give thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother for giving me Their unconditional love and allowing me to dwell in the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) and the secret to living a carefree life.
I was on my way to work this morning and there were so many cars stuck on the street. I got so exhausted and all of a sudden, I recalled what happened last summer. It was very late in the evening and I remember I was exhausted and annoyed just like this morning. It felt like everything was going wrong in my life and nothing looked easy. My life was so miserable and I started to complain about my life to my husband everyday. Actually, I don’t really talk that much about my problems or concerns to him because I don’t want him to worry about me and my personal dilemmas. However, I felt my problems were driving me insane and my body and soul were utterly worn out.
My husband, Darren, who is a Tae Kwon Do instructor suddenly took me by the hands and led me into the living room, sat me down on the couch and brought a potato, an egg and some Oolong tea leaves and laid them out in front of me. I wasn’t in the mood for playing games so I wasn’t impressed. I said to him, “Are you trying to play games when I’m feeling like this? Do you think this will make me feel better?” He took me by the hand and asked, “Honey, what do you see?” I could see he was going to be persistent so I answered, “A potato, an egg and some Oolong tea leaves. Why?” He then put some water in a pot, turned on the stove and put them all in there. After letting them boil for some time, he took them out and brought them back to me on a plate. Then he came closer and asked again, “Honey look closer and tell me what you see?” I was getting fed up with his questions so I answered sarcastically, “A boiled potato, a hard boiled egg and drenched Oolong tea leaves.” Darren looked at me lovingly and said, “Is that all you see?”
“Darren, get to the point! What’re you trying to say?” He said, “Honey, you looked stressed today, so I wanted to show you something. These three items were all thrown in the same pot but the way they responded to the hot water, varied. The potato, in its natural state is strong and firm but after it became soft and weak. The egg, although it has a fragile covering was able to become stronger and hard if it lost its fragile covering. And the tea leaves, changed the color of the water completely.
My husband’s voice soften and spoke, “My beautiful diamond, which one do you consider yourself to be? How do you overcome the storms of life? Will you become soft and weak when faced with adversity? Or will you become stronger when the walls of your world come crashing down? Or will you take that bad situation and turn it around completely? I want you to think about this very seriously! If you do, you’ll know the secret to living a carefree life.”
At that moment, I just felt like some clobbered me on the head with a club. Thinking back on my life, without a doubt, I used to be like the potato. I was so shameful not in that I was such a weak person but that I lost sight of the fact that I have omniscient and omnipotent counselor with me: God the Father, Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother who dwells with us and listens to every single word of ours.
If I am a child of Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother, then I have nothing to complain about. Even if the situation is really bad, just with our earnest and sincere prayer, the bad situation can definitely work itself out in the blink of an eye.
After having the conversation with my husband, I regretted my lack of belief in God and as a true daughter of Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother. I decided not to grumble or complain about whatever situation I came into in my physical life.
Matthew 6: 31-34 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat? or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
2 Co 7:9-11 “Yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.”
It is so true that sorrow and worry should not be earthly but godly as God already prophesied to us through the Bible. Our only sorrow we should have is the one leading us to repentance so that we can receive salvation in the end while worldly sorrow only brings death without the promise to receive eternal life. With the unconditional love of Christ Ahnsahghong and Heavenly Mother, we don’t have to worry or concern ourselves with trivial things but just have definite hope to enter the kingdom of heaven so all our lost brothers and sisters can be with our Heavenly Parents forever and ever.