Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Result of Curiosity

I want to share you a story: Karla was a curious girl. 
Not that long ago she was excited about life. So many choices. 
Why not try them all and then decide? 
She wasn't a kid anymore, but still there was plenty of time left. 

After all, it was her life, wasn't it? And she would choose what would right or wrong for her. She would experiment. Get new friends.
 Do things she was curious about but had never tried before. 
And so she did. It was fun and even more exciting than she had imagined. 
Even the “cover ups” in front of her family and her old friends provided a thrill. 
Then one night, she went to a party where she did things she couldn't quite remember. Everything was a blur and out of control. 
The last thing she recalled was holding on to a wall and sinking into a corner. 
The next morning, Karla found herself on a strange mattress, her rumpled clothes saturated with the smell of smoke and beer from last night’s party. 
Her head hurt and she felt so powerless, alone and lost. 
It wasn't supposed to be like this and it definitely wasn't fun anymore. But it had been her choice. 

She had no one else to blame. Her choices had left her without friends. She never know herself anymore.

Jesus met a "Karla" by the well of Samaria in the bible. 
Early morning trips to the community well was where women "downloaded" the latest new news and laughed with friends. 

But this woman came all alone in the middle of the day. 
Her choices had left her without friends and worse, one failed marriage after another. Then Jesus showed up and who could have imagined what happened next?

Read this bible verse about The woman at the well: 
John 4: 2-41
New International Version (NIV)Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman. Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John—
2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.
3 So he left. Judea and went back once more to Galilee.4 Now he had to go through Samaria.
5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her,“Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a ])
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
17 “I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband.
18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.
20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”The Disciples Rejoin Jesus
27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”
30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”
32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”
34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.
38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” Many Samaritans Believe
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.
41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

Being Curious is not really dangerous just as it is. 
It is sometimes inevitable for some of the things we do, can be dangerous. 
Because basically curiosity is just human nature. It is something what people possess. 

It is a strong longing or desire to experience, to know or to learn something. 
Curiosity is inquisitive things that is interesting because it could be unusual. 
Our mind is active and likes to wander always.  But when others are curious about the things even they know it's wrong, that's dangerous and bad things can happen. 

The example above about someone who is curious what its like to be drunk like in the Story i had share with you.  So you must be careful of your Decisions especially when you have a big curiosity. Use your curiosity in a positive manner and in a right way.  

Always think the consequences that might happen if you do such things. 
Because you may regret something in the end that you wish you never done before. Sometimes, Curiosity brings negative results but there are also positive results that help us bring the best of us.

When you get to a negative result of your Curiosity and you don't know what to do in life, when you feel like You are alone in this world, that nothing saves you during hard times. No! You are very wrong. 
Read this blog post about Change and Good Decisions of Life. 

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