Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What are you fighting for?

What are you fighting for?

Sa Tagalog, "ano ang pinaglalaban mo?" Or, "para saan ka gumigising?" The question has had several versions over time. But the thought of the same age old question remains...

"What is the meaning of life?"

Philosophers centuries ago have tried to answer this question. Fast forward to the 21st century, it has become a question of spirituality.

What is the meaning of life... for a singer? To sing.
What is the meaning of life... for a mountaineer? To climb.
What is the meaning of life... for a Christian? To worship God.

The question does not only pose a theological or philosophical question. It becomes the basis and foundation of your life and life activities. If life means to sing, then you will spend most of your time practicing your voice and learning music. You will give importance to your voice when you get sore throat or vocal cord related-illnesses. I presume, your job or career will be either as a singer or related to music. It would be difficult to imagine if it were not. You would not do anything that is not meaningful to your life.

It should be the same if you are a Christian. Your weekdays will be filled with activities that will glorify God. Praying before meals will be a given. Reading the Bible is a necessity. Sunday morning will not be enough for a Christian whose life's meaning is to worship God. But not every Christian  will have to be a Pastor, Priest, or church worker. They would have other jobs that still glorifies God.

But what if you find meaning in other matters? What are you fighting for?