Subdue the Earth

The first assignment of God to man was to subdue, cultivate and make the earth fruitful (Gen. 1:10, 12, 18, 21, 25). Until today, that command is mandatory. This planet was perfect back then, but incomplete, because the earth still requires active administration. Man, as the image-bearer of God, is … Continue Reading Subdue the Earth

Growth is Not From You

“I did everything.” “There’s no hope.” “Where are the fruits?” Frustrations come when we think we are the author of growth. Disappointments come when we steal the role of God, thinking we can make all things work and perfect. Peace comes when we only claim ownership of the tasks of watering and … Continue Reading Growth is Not From You

Future-orientedness

Capital flows to those who believe in the future. Future-orientedness is a willingness to accept the burdens of time, and do sacrifices today to gain rewards in the future. Present-orientedness is a laid back mentality that only seeks the short-term gain without thinking of the long-term. This mindset is necessary. … Continue Reading Future-orientedness

Don’t Look Back

“Don’t look back. Someone may be gaining on you.” This was Satchel Paige’s advice. Don’t violate it. He used that to refer to his sport, that once you look back, you may be tempted to go back. There’s this Filipino saying, “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan, ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” … Continue Reading Don’t Look Back