We get in touch with client from time to time to see what they are up to, if they need us and just catching up in general. Yesterday, we saw a client whom we have not seen for several months, his background is IT at a 4As ad agency which he now has moved on to becoming a technology consultant. He is super capable, intelligent and quite intense. On personal side, he is a very fit triathlete and keeps on training during the time when he does not work. Not long ago, there was a night when he woke up in the middle of the night, he felt a bit dizzy and then he went to the bathroom and suddenly he black out. The next moment for him is quite horrific scene. He opened his eyes and saw himself in a complete blood-bath. His whole jaw were knocked off and when he moved, he felt almost all the teeth fell off his mouth and detached from his head. I can imagine it’s almost like an alien movie when human are under attack or something. What happened is that he was working too hard and working out on physical training too hard that he exhausted and caused him to be in a fatigue and low blood pressure and he fainted and falling on objects which dislocated his jaws. When we saw him, he only had scar and he actually appeared normal. He is a bachelor and lives on his own, and he told us that he was tremendously grateful that he was not one of those case which people discovered his corpse in his apartment after several weeks of absence. What’s his learning from this surreal experience? He now cuts half of his work and focus on things he really wants to do and pursue and understand that he has limitation. God gives so many of us tough unforgettable experience as wake up call to catch our attention because we are all so busy and get so distracted. Things too subtle and mild to notice, we don’t care and ignore. Wake up call are always painful, terrifying and unexpected so we remember. If we let things sit in our mind and distill it, we know we are actually lucky to go through those moments and relive and become reborn. Remember, God is invincible and we are not, and don’t over-estimate our own ability in overcoming situations, we need humility and not pride.
Quote of the DayThere is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18I pray to God that we all fear only God but not about what the earthly life could not bring us. Do not let anxiety eat up our focus in God.
It’s always a wake up call to get beaten.