Monthly Archives: February 2013

talent vs skill

talent – is something that you can come up with easily on the spot.
example: mcguyver
see how mcguyver takes a bunch of materials, and forms it into one gadget?
example 2: art
it takes talent to come up with three dimensional space and multi-faceted color of a vision.
if you have more talent, then skill doesnt even matter. talent surpasses skill.

Skill – is a dexterous or adept trade of craft you’ve developed over the years through methods of techniques and honed.
example: art
it takes skill to be able to draw a picture figuratively as exact as the one in real life.

most artists who have majored in art are skilled artists.
the artists who are art school drop outs are the talented artists.

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Sports example.
Notice how there are 2 types of athletes.
Athlete A, they are good at the sport, but they approach it as logically, because in their practice it is a skill.
Athlete B, they are also good at the sport, but the movements come natural to them, because they are talented.

Athlete A’s are the ballers you see in your local courts.
Athlete B’s are the ballers you see on the NBA.

Athlete A: any of the sickest nextdoor neighbor ballers you know.
Athlete B: Lebron

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so i guess what im trying to say is that.
What God given you as a gift, is your natural TALENT.

What you achieved through your years of living is your SKILL.

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i guess for me, it just comes natural to me once i learned a few things.
i am very uncoordinated when it comes to physical sports. but if i learned a few techniques, i somehow become a natural the next following day. and i am also able to come up with 50+ ideas in less than 2min for any problem solving situation or improvement. i am also able to visually take a photograph and store it in memory to use for future paintings. God has gifted me with a visual talent.
Creative, Ideas, Visual, Vivid Dreams, Visions.
But the only thing i lack is skill. Skill takes focus, concentration, patience, and foundation. Foundation is Bible.
something I am trying to work on.

 

people will judge or criticize. its just a human thing that happens. I mean sure you can address it to try and change it, but let us learn to just look past the exterior and look at them from the inside of embracing love. to not care about if they judge us, but to just approach with love. and if they keep hating or judging, so be it. just gonna keep on giving compliments, and love, and hugs. and if they talk trash behind backs, so be it. just keep on being a lover. be there for them, care for them. and if they keep judging, so be it. just do what the Lord Jesus asked you to do. to love thy neighbor.
its not as hard as you think…just learn to let go of that pride.

i encourage my brothers & sisters to stop caring about the small tidbits of a person’s actions. and just appreciate them as a whole. look into their soul, for the eyes are the windows to their soul, for they are just like you and me. we are all struggling through the same thing. the better thing we can do is just show appreciation and embrace them as a whole. stop nitpicking whats right or wrong. it really doesnt matter in the end, because whats more important is to show love. we’re all going to get old someday with our canes and wheelchairs….do we really want to die with unforgiving hate or unforgettable confrontations/discord?..wouldnt it be better to just appreciate the person next to you? yes these people are bitter with life, they measure each other up, etc. its because they lack love. Christ is love. but how do they learn to love thyself or love one another? that is only through people to show them love. so if a person doesnt show love to another, then how will that person meet Christ in the end? i didnt come to Christ by myself, i was fortunate enough to have people before me share the gospel with me, through those people, they chose to not judge me, and decided to embrace with love, and that is why its important to show love to people. that is the way through Christ. it is through people. 

because really there’s not enough care in the world. it’s our duty. we’re all brothers and sisters. we’re all children of God.

you cant just look at perception through your own only. you gotta see it from diff angles, and that will help to open your insight to new perception and notions, and then overtime you will learn to understand how to address it in the way you want to. Proverbs 18:2 “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”

prayer request: social butterfly

prayer request:
i realized that i have a selfish way of thinking.
i dont socialize, because i am more comfortable doing my own thing. or doing things that i like to do, or creates my interest level to peak where it involves the things i enjoy doing. but now i have been trying to see what i look like from the third person perspective, and i realize that me not trying to get to know people at the church and just attending and then to leave, is arrogantly foolishly selfish intent. Me not socializing is being inconsiderate of others feelings. When its alone time, that is the time to do things you enjoy doing alone, but when your in a social environment, its expected to be social with people. doing things by yourself in a social atmosphere will only cause discord for your own reputation, and will only hurt your own relationship as a church member and relationship with Christ. because church is more than just a religion of principalities on code of ethics for the denomination of the religion and a relationship with Christ, but it is also to honor the community. Church is community.

I mean it’s not like im not anti social, or i dont have people skills, and im not an introvert either, (i actually dont believe in that stupid categorized label of “introvert/extravert” very black and white judgmental notion, bc really people can be introvert one day and extravert the next day, it all depends on your mood) It’s just i’m an action man, im a doer. I like to make moves, be productive with my time, rather than just sitting around and bojangle.

i have lots of friends, i am a social person only when I want to be or if i am in the mood. i think that’s what made me realize the epiphany i came across from the aforementioned notion. i am only social when i WANT to be. that is pure SELFISH intent!
Like for example, when you go to work, at that point of time, even if you dont like the people or if your feeling grouchy, you have to be social.

being a loner…
i see that doing that is only hurting my own relationship with Christ to be a fully committed brother of Christ, because it is contradicting to the underlying truth of that terminology fact. How can i be a brother of Christ, if i am not a brother to the fellowship of the Church? my point exactly!
i have totally contradicted my walk. and now these eyes see, that i need to start socializing with the communion members of the church, rather than just being a loner and trying to seek God alone, when I should be seeking God together as a corporate motive.
Now i know that fellowship is significantly imperative to help grow the church in the right approach the way Jesus wanted it to be. Through including love, and to not judge, and humble thinking, and selflessness to expect nothing and not want anything for future accounts. to appreciate what’s in front of me.

Please pray for me that I will stop thinking on my own when in a social environment, and start being more considerate about others. it’s going to take a while for improvement on progress, but i pray that someday i will start thinking of others.

Proverbs 18:1-2
“Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”

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church.
i hate church.
*GASP!
haha i know i know, your probably thinking, “What? but your Christian!? How could you say that?”
Well, it’s like this…
check this.
church is like an establishment that emphasize principals and code of ethics as a religion.
church is religion basically.
what it’s doing is that its kind of not delivering the full definition of what true Christianity is about. Christianity is not religion, it’s having a DEEP relationship with Christ & God.
It’s a full encounter with the Holy Spirit, and the presence of Jesus.

but the way church is now, it’s become so much of a mechanical byproduct disarrayed from what God addresses, to have a relationship with Christ. Not so much the laws of bible, i mean sure yea the laws are important fundamentals, but it shouldnt circumference the entirety of the church nor Christianity.
church is like a robot. Christianity is what it means to be a real HUMAN.
every time i go to church, it is so weird. i feel very uncomfortable.
there is gender segregation everywhere. you have to be socially charismatic to be accepted?
where is the content of Jesus involved? there is no butter between the bread. just 2 slices of bread without the glue. the glue is Jesus.

i pray that some day in the future, church can get over this perception that it aint a high school of cliques or segregation to honor ethics and order of principals. but that it is deeper than that, that it is for the sake of humanity. that church is a FAMILY.
LOVE each other without judgment.
I wonder if it’s because of my own social skills? or is it because i just dont care?
because i
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Leaders.

I hate that word “leaders”. I think it’s because its been miscued to what it actually means.
Leaders should be changed to “Shepherds”. because that’s what it means to really be a leader, to care for others so much that it’s almost as if it is your responsibility.
You are a shepherd for the flock of sheep.

Proverbs

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “trust the lord with all your heart, do not lean on your OWN understanding. in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”

Proverbs 18:1-24

English Standard Version (ESV)

18 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;
he breaks out against all sound judgment.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.
When wickedness comes, contempt comes also,
and with dishonor comes disgrace.
The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters;
the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
It is not good to be partial to[a] the wicked
or to deprive the righteous of justice.
A fool’s lips walk into a fight,
and his mouth invites a beating.
A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;
they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Whoever is slack in his work
is a brother to him who destroys.
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
11 A rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
and like a high wall in his imagination.
12 Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor.
13 If one gives an answer before he hears,
it is his folly and shame.
14 A man’s spirit will endure sickness,
but a crushed spirit who can bear?
15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,
and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16 A man’s gift makes room for him
and brings him before the great.
17 The one who states his case first seems right,
until the other comes and examines him.
18 The lot puts an end to quarrels
and decides between powerful contenders.
19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
20 From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied;
he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing
and obtains favor from the Lord.
23 The poor use entreaties,
but the rich answer roughly.
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.