Emerge was great on fri..was sitting at the floor area that, felt so young during praise & worship,kept jumping and jumping...haha..hmmm...ya..there was a mini interview between Pst Zhuang & Annabelle..knew she was a cgl before but din noe she was a zs...she came church at 13,became cgl at 15 and a zs at 22,she is 35 now and she dun look a bit like 35,she look so so young..she share how on fire she was,how she would call her cgl early in the morning to ask if there is prayer meeting,her leader who was still sleeping would say no,she would ask if there are other groups praying and ask for details and go down to pray with the group even if she dunno anyone there,wow..super on fire sia...
that day PsT Zhuang ask who is under 25,i happily raised my hand with my members but he asked who is under 20, i was the only 1 with my hand down,all my members only 17-19..as Pst talk bout revival in school,i felt old and i felt i wasted my youth away,what was i going in sec 4 and poly?i got saved during end of sec 3,what have i done when i was still in school?its been 9 yrs but what have i done?but God showed me that He is going to use me,to impact youth who will bring other youth to His kingdom :)
after Emerge,went to a ktv in chinatown to celebrate sec sch friend bday,its only 10++ per person, went home at bout 2,woke at at 11am the next day and went to jurong point,was walking aimlessly when i saw 1 of my colleague-Elizabeth so we had lunch together, then met gwen and aaron,got refreshments and went cg,had mos burger after that,reached home at bout 11...tired...
sat i was feeling kinda upset,was thinking the friendship strain with Joanne,Jessie and Emily?is it really my problem?know they like to sing ktv so told them bout the 10dollars ktv i went to,we suppose to go out together on sat,cause if u message 2009 to 79777,you got this sms reply from Singapore Tourism Board,the reply acts as a passport to free entry to Singapore flyer and bird park and a few places,if you are within the 2009 people in queue..in the end we din go cause one of the colleague reach at 7am,already a lot people,a lot camp overnight,so singaporeans,hehe...then i receive this msg from Jessie,we want to go the 10dollars ktv now,where is it?can tell us how to go?she msg somehting like that, when i read that msg,i was super upset, cause i din even tell them i not free that day and they dunno i got cg..cause when Joanne ask bout going out on sat, i din know got cg at sat and i was going emerge on fri so i say i can go with them...but that msg from jessie,obvious they did not ask me to join them,they just cut me out from their activities,at that point of time, i know that answer i put up on twitter-colleagues or friends?to them maybe i m just a colleague...was upset at that point and now i feeling beta le..i know i still have a lot of friends who care..at least i know my cg members really love me and care..they more anxious bout me losing weight and getting a bf..haha..thanks N317,you guys are not just my members but my friends :)
ytd after svc,fellowship at coffee bean then went JP with Minghui and Gwen,had a great time...haha..Minghui keep saying me and gwen acting very funny..she very worried...Gwen treated us to toast box and next week i be treating them to Ichiban...i owe Minghui a lot of meals le...then we to get thigh guard for Gwen and i realise both of us the size of our thigh is the same...haha..then we kept laughing..and i can only go home at 7, they left at 5+, Minghui ask me take bus with them then change bus home...haha...crazy but i did that,,enjoyed the fellowship a lot
A Leader’s First Responsibility Is To Define Reality
By Dr John C Maxwell
The first time I heard that it is the leader’s responsibility to define reality was from leadership expert and author Max DePree. His assertion made sense to me instantly, and I agreed with it. But that doesn’t mean I was naturally good at it.
Of all the lessons I’ve learned about leadership, this one has been the most difficult. I could be the poster child for positive thinking. I am wired to give hope and encourage others. I just can’t help myself. As result, my philosophy has been a little like that of humorist Garrison Keillor, who said, “Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it” Truthfully, my aversion to being realistic and my occasional reluctance to embrace the fact that it is a leader’s responsibility to define reality has cost me greatly. But at the age of fifty-four, I finally learned my lesson!
You can't define what you don't see
I have often taught that people change only when they hurt enough that they have to, learn enough that they want to, or receive enough they are able to.In my case, pain prompted me to learn. In 2001, I came face to face with a painful reality: One of my companies was steadily losing money and its effort seemed to be going in too may directions. This problem did not appear suddenly. For five years there had been indicators that I should make changes, but I was willing to make them. I needed to change my leadership team, but I didn't want to do it. I loved my inner circle. And year after year, I was willing to absorb the small losses that the company experienced. But after five year, the losses began to add up and take their toll.
My brother, Larry, who excels in business and always has a firm grasp on reality, kept exhorting me to face the truth and make some tough decisions. As a leader, I know the first rule of winning is "Don't beat yourself." By not facing reality and making some uncomfortable changes, I was beating myself, and I was beginning to feel discouraged. So when Margaret and I left to visit London for two weeks, I resolved to wrestle with the issues and come to some kind of decision. To help me think things though and process my decisions, I read a book that had just been published: Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch. In it I read the following six rules for successful leadership:
When Difficulties Arise…
“Hang In There”
Difficulties arise in the lives of us all. What is most important is dealing with the hard times, coping with the changes, and getting through to the other side where the sun is still shining just for you.
It takes a strong person to deal with tough times and difficult choices. But you are a string person. It takes courage. But you possess the inner courage to see you through. It takes being an active participant in your life. But you are in the driver’s seat, and you can determine the direction you want tomorrow to go.
Hang in there… and take care to see that you don’t lose sight of the one thing that is constant, beautiful, and true. Everything will be fine – and it will turn out that way because of the special kind of person you are.
So… beginning today and lasting a lifetime though – hang in there, and don’t be afraid to feel like the morning sun is shining… just for you.