Friday, January 7, 2011

One In A Million, Chance Of A Lifetime



Man strives for that one shinning moment in his life, that one in a million, chance of a lifetime when he can etch his name in immortality and fame. He marvels at the pantheon of the immortal greats of history- Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, and others. He marvels at the great minds that shaped the philosophical and intellectual world of mankind- Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, Freud, Emmanuel Kant, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Albert Einstein, to name a few. He spends a lifetime of planning and plotting to achieve that one in a million, chance of a lifetime shot at fame, glory and fortune and a place among the immortal greats. It does not matter whether he risks his life in order to attain that one in a million, chance of a lifetime ticket to fame, fortune and immortality.

Many have perished because of these quixotic quests. Many have fallen by the wayside in their attempt to achieve worldwide recognition. And they died disillusioned, broken and in anguish. Man has time and again, became victim of the illusionary goals of this world. They swam with the collective mindset of the world, established by that great enemy of man- Satan. Like the rats of old, they march to the hypnotic tune of the Pied Piper of Hammelin to the edge of the cliff and to their eventual doom. They strive for greatness only to end up in disaster and doom.

Why? Because God never gave us the one in a million, chance of a lifetime to be great. Instead He gives us little stones scattered all over our lives, to pick up each day until our lives become clean and wonderful, devoid of any litter and trash of this world. We then become a shinning testimony of God's greatness in our lives as we reflect His wondrous glory. Then we become a light of the world and a salt of the earth, reflecting and magnifying God's glory to the world.

One In A Million - Hannah Montana




Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

20 comments:

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

God never gave us the one in a million, chance of a lifetime to be great. Instead He gives us little stones scattered all over our lives, to pick up each day until our lives become clean and wonderful, devoid of any litter and trash of this world.

I like this line. well people just dont have the patience and perserverance to pick up that pieces they one instant. hehe

Akala ko yung post mo about yung street guy na nadiscover because of his golden voice, that was a 1 in a million chance

Thanks for the post

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Hindi talaga uubra yung one in a million, chance of a lifetime kasi hindi ganuon ang gusto nang Diyos para sa ating lahat. Gusto Niya tayong magsikap at lumapit sa Kanya para sa lahat nang ating pangangailangan. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

chubskulit said...

Picking up the pieces is a challenging task but if you are focus on achieving your goal, you will eventually succeed.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
You surely know what you are talking about since you walked the winding and littered path when you were younger but you were able to overcome all the obstacles along the way. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

kimmy said...

i, for one, had that same dream before, and i even deluded myself in believing that i may be destined for greatness. but the Lord had other plans for me. He gave me a child when i was still a child myself. failure as i thought i was, i came to understand that what he gave me was a sense of purpose that made me walk in the right path. GOD is great..

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

it is nice to be back.........................kumusta po kayo sir mel......

fingertalks said...

"God never gave us the one in a million, chance of a lifetime to be great. Instead He gives us little stones scattered all over our lives, to pick up each day until our lives become clean and wonderful, devoid of any litter and trash of this world."

beautiful words...thank you for this wonderful post, my friend...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
You had such a wonderful view in life. Yes, God gives us something much better than what we are dreaming off. We always dream of our own greatness but He gives us something better, a life that will reflect the glory of God in our lives. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
I hope you are back for good. I am okay. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Des,
Coming from you, that is indeed a compliment but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Yes, our actions must always be aligned with the purpose for which we were created by God. To do otherwise will be foolhardy. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

GAGAY said...

kuya mel, sorry this seems to be out of topic here..i can't add your last blog link..blogger said they can't identify the blogger source..it might be broken?dunno exactly! :( but your other blog links were added already.. :D hope to see my blogs here also! thankie! GodBless!


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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gagay,
No problem with that my young friend. Filipino blog kasi yun kaya nga hindi ko rin na enroll sa Blog Catalogue at Entrecard. Thanks for putting my other blogs in your blog roll. I truly appreciate that. Thanks again for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

fingertalks said...

hi bro. mel, you're welcome.

btw, this is off topic. can you please change the link of my blog on your blogroll - from fingertalks.com (my old blog) to www.fingertalks.info? thank you very much...

cheers and God bless...

A Walk Through Life said...

brother mel, i agree with you. we should never strive for greatness. some people always want to be glorified and recognized as "the greatest" and "the superior", forgetting that everything they have comes from the Lord. happy new year to you and your family!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Des,
Yes, that I will do immediately. Thanks again. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
I agree with you my friend. The Bible
says that apart from God we cannot do anything. We must strive to declare the glory of God in our lives instead of seeking our own glory. Thanks for your greetings. Thanks also for your visit and inspired comments. God bless you all always.

bingkee said...

Everything you stated in this post is true.....it's a great, inspiring, enlightening and humbling article. We are not made to fall, but to rise up against all odds because of God's unfailing strength, wisdom and comfort.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bingkee,
Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

fingertalks said...

thanks bro. mel. God bless always...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Des,
You're welcome. God bless you too.

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