Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Do You Dare To Be Different?

Do you dare to be different? Do you dare to swim against the current of popular world views? Can you stand for your principles and for what you feel are the right things to do when everybody else is doing the opposite? Can you maintain your scruples and principles amidst the darkness and permissiveness of the world? It is easy to go along with everybody else and be comfortable with the popular and accepted views. It is easy to justify a morally warped principle and way of life when everybody else is doing it. After all, did not the popular maxim says, "when in Rome, do as the Romans do." Yes, it is so easy to swim with the popular current of worldly living since almost everybody else is doing it. Anyway, no one gives a hoot as to what we do with our private lives. Or is there really nobody who cares for what we do? But at the end of the day, when the life of our individual candle is snuff out, we will give an accounting for each and every thing we did, said and thought while we were alive in this mundane world. We did not sprout out of nowhere and we will not be extinguished forever like a flame of a burning candle. There is an existence beyond this present life and we will be giving an accounting to our Creator after our mundane lives are over. So to those who live for the day in excessive pleasures and wanton living, disregarding the norms of morality that God has prescribed to the world, there will be judgment that they will never forget for all eternity. They will rue the day that they disregarded the dictates of their conscience and instead live for their own selves in excessive and profligate living. They had their own "rewards" while they were still living.

Tags: Dare To Be Different, Principles, Going Against The Current, Morality, Excessive and Profligate Living, Conscience, Just Rewards

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Arvin U. de la Peña said...

Ang mga tao na masasama ay sisingilin sa kanilang pagkakasala.

Pia said...

hi bro. do i dare to be different? well, as far as i know, i've already been different by choosing my stand in marriage. people can say whatever but i chose a different path. not everybody approves of it. not everybody supports it. but for as long as i know God does, that's more than enough. i couldn't care less what other people's opinions are.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Amen to that. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
Yes, you have a different stand as far as marriage is concerned. But who can blame you for that if you are just following the will of the Lord. Thanks for your visit and comments. Happy New Year to you all. God bless you always.

tin-tin said...

i'd like to be different, but i don't think i am different

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tin-tin,
Being different means you follow the ways of God rather than the ways of men which most people are doing. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

happy new year sa iyo......

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Happy New Year too. God bless you always.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I still prefer being the ordinary, average and maintain low profile. Don't have the guts to be different and besides we are different in our own littlw ways, i also have different DNA hehe just add some humor here Sir Mel. Happy New Year

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Yes, you are different from the rest dahil hindi ka plastic. I respect your honesty and transparency. Happy New Year my friend. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

kimmy said...

i have always been viewed as 'different' because of being outspoken and straightforward. when i got a little older, i practiced a certain level of 'tactfulness' but others still see me as different, so, i am no longer sure why, hehe..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kim,
Different means you are a nonconformist and that's what you are. Most different people are independent minded and have a mind of their own. They would rather stick to their principles rather than go the way of the masses. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Dhemz said...

I agree with tsangShy...I'll just remain as I am...mahirap na magpakaplastic just to be different.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
I respect your point of view regarding this matter. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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