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Saturday, March 27, 2010

My thoughts on *Loyalty*

It’s been a rather long day at work… just finished my monthly end-of-month work, ISO audit and a CG BBQ outreach. Phew!

I thought and expected that I would crash into bed tonight but surprisingly I did not. In fact, i suddenly had thoughts… Thoughts about loyalty. I guess many things had happened around me, not to me though, that had triggered these thoughts.

“Character is more important than talent”

~ Edwin Louis Cole

“Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. I will go where you go and live where you live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” ~ Ruth from the Bible

“The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him”

~ 2 Chronicles 16:9

As I think back on my life, I realized I had only grasped the concept of loyalty 10 years ago – The time I got serious with God.

I guess you take after your ‘father’. Father God is most loyal.  

I am glad I have and I know the few causes in my life which I am loyal to. Do you have? Doesn’t life become superficial, meaningless and perhaps uncertain when there are no causes in which you would ‘die’ for?

Well, I can say I am loyal to God, my husband and family, my church for sure. I am also dedicated to my work and ministry a.k.a my calling, my leaders and close friends.

What is loyalty to me?

Loyalty is loyalty when you don’t feel like being loyal.

Loyalty is when you know the cause you are supporting is right and you support it even if you are the minority.

Loyalty is thinking for the person you are loyal to, putting yourself in his/her shoes.

Loyalty is when you speak up and defend your cause when truth is not being spoken.

Loyalty is when you act even during times of difficulty, pressure and inconvenience.

Loyalty is doing what you promised you would do.

Loyalty is going the extra mile at no cost.

Loyalty is spending your time, energy, $$ not on yourself.

Loyalty is unselfish.

Loyalty is laying down your life.

Loyalty is true love.

Loyalty is a choice.

To me, my life is worth living because there are people and causes I am loyal and committed to. I chose and continue to choose to be loyal. And I am so thankful to God, that I live in an environment whereby I am surrounded by loyal people. I also have full confidence that I have a God and family and friends whom I know are loyal to me. My beloved hubby, my siblings, my super loyal leaders, my colleagues, my peers in church. Amazing…!

So tonight, I am tucking into bed… happy and contented with life. :)

Good night!

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