“God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (New Testament, James 1:27)
I made and wrote this new introduction to my book “I am John Snow”
“Be Totally Responsible for your Success”
The year 2017, I turned 32. I would like to enumerate my past choices on how I became from nothing into something. The choices that I had made me surpass of being poor.
The year 2017, I made my first book.
The year 2016, I struggled because of the choices I had made.
The year 2015, it was the beginning of my new struggles.
The year 2014, it was the boom of my career.
The year 2011 to 2013, I bought my first 2nd hand car and took a loan for the brand new car, I have everything that I asked from God, a brand new mobile phone, going for a vacation trip for every 6 months, new branded t-shirts, shoes, computers, laptops, gadgets. Name it; I can buy everything that I wanted.
I was out of control for my hard-earned money. I became an impulsive man.
The year 2008 to 2010 was the start of my career working in the Middle-east, at age 22.
The year 2004 to 2007, my college life and my struggles for overcoming success, and it was my first job to receive my first payroll.
The year 1995 to 2004, at age 9, I was the orphan, I became a street child, and I find my own way of living. I was tricked by the bad people, thief, and drug sellers. I was a victim of police brutality. My life was almost taken twice by the bad youth.
For many years of my life struggles, I have never learned, and I never take good care of it, the blessings that I have received from God. I wasted it.
It was the God who gave me blessings and I have never become responsible for it. In short, I was a fool. The God said in the Bible:
“I have now given you a choice between a blessing and a curse. When all these things have happened to you… you will remember the choice I gave you.”-Deuteronomy 30:1
Imagine the time that I already achieved a good life, it made me out of control. Honestly speaking, I forgot the God and became overconfident.
I wrote this book because I don’t want you to become a fool like me, I want you to take care of everything that God has been given to you. Your good life, your career, your money, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your friends, your best friends, your wife, your husband, your children, and your family. Everything that you have, you are responsible for it.
“Selfishness is the root of all evil.”– By I am John Snow
Have you become selfish?
Having or showing concern only for yourself and not for the needs or feelings of other people is the root of all evil.
I will tell you something, before the God’s calling. I am always dreaming of having girls in my life. I mean a relationship. You know why? It’s because I have never been loved by my family, because I don’t have a real family from January 1996 up to the year 2006. Perhaps I am looking someone that I can talk to. This sounds crazy but it’s true. I am looking for a love.
Perhaps, you’ve never experience to become an orphan or a street-child. Do you know what’s in my heart while writing this? It’s a fire burning my heart, and releasing all the pains that I have suffered throughout the 11 years of life struggles.
What is the personality of Orphan?
I took a test from Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment, and the result of my personality type is Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging (ISTJ).
This means a person that is a serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and thoroughness. Practical, orderly, matter-of-fact, logical, realistic, and dependable. See to it that everything is well-organized. Take responsibility. Make up their own minds as to what should be accomplished and work toward it steadily, regardless of protests or distractions.
ISTJs direct their energy towards the inner world of ideas and information. They try to clarify concepts and information, seeking to have as clear a knowledge as possible. They often place a lot of trust in experience, but also envisage future goals providing there is a clear pathway to that goal.
What makes an ISTJ tick?
The Dominant function is the perceptive one of Sensing. Characteristics associated with this function include: looking at information in terms of facts and details, Focuses more on the here and now rather than possibilities for the future, Feels comfortable in areas of proven experience, Takes a realistic approach
“The perceptive Sensing function is introverted. That is, Sensing is used primarily to govern the inner world of thoughts and emotions.”
The ISTJ will therefore: Seek to develop a realistic understanding of the world as it is, in the light of what he/she observes, Be pragmatic in nature, constantly learning to adapt to the world as it is now, Observe in a subjective way, selecting and relating facts that others would not, and seeing those facts more in terms of impressions and significance than pure fact.
The Sensing function is primarily supported by extraverted Thinking judgment, That is, thinking judgment is used primarily to manage the outer world of actions and spoken words. This will modify the way that the Sensing is directed, by: focusing the (inner world) Sensing on impersonal facts and logical options, tending to spot flaws and injustices, making decisions on the basis of logical analysis that support the ISTJ’s understanding of the world. The classic temperament of an ISTJ is Epimethean, or Melancholic, for whom a basic driving force is duty, service and the need to belong.
Contributions to the team of an ISTJ
In a team environment, the ISTJ can contribute by: working hard and efficiently to complete tasks by the deadlines set, sorting ideas and identifying those that are most practical, applying a common sense approach to problem solving, maintaining team focus on the objective, contributing practical organisational skills, applying procedures and methodologies, applying relevant and realistic logical arguments.
As with all types, the ISTJ can achieve personal growth by developing all functions that are not fully developed, through actions such as: articulating more of the ISTJ’s own views, developing a long term vision, avoids focusing on details, developing a greater understanding of how people feel, changing things on an experimental basis to see if they can be improved, learning to promote the ISTJ’s ideas and achievements to others, recognising that others may well find them valuable, making decisions on the basis of how others will feel, rather than objective considerations
As stress increases, ‘learned behaviour’ tends to give way to the natural style, so the ISTJ will behave more according to type when under greater stress. For example, in a crisis, the ISTJ might: find a place of solitude in which to think and work, use tried and trusted means of solving problems direct or criticise others’ efforts, use pragmatic solutions at the expense of the long term.
When the Parentless Become Parents
“Curses are meant to be broken, blessings are meant to be passed on.”
After my graduation from college, at age 22, I started working overseas; my first job was at middle-east in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. When my wife got pregnant, the feeling of becoming a parent is intense. The feeling of becoming a father from being parentless is unexplainable. The question is: “How can I manage to be a good father when I don’t experience having a father to guide me.”
Now as a father, I gave everything for my son, and my goal for him, not to become like me as a parentless.
“How to become Something from Nothing”
I searched for mentors, I worked with professionals, and the first time I develop myself is from developing a relationship with the professional people. When I met my college dean while I am in college, I showed him everything, the skills of being a student, and the eagerness of pushing my studies and my goals in life. The Dean taught me everything that he knows, he taught me about character motivations and dealing with professional people. He pays for my bus fare just to come at school. He endorsed me to the College School President just to finish my Degree in College.
When the Poor Became Missionary
“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” – Proverbs 19:17 ESV
At age 32, it was the God’s calling for me. I am not a writer, though I hate also writing because it explodes my brain. “A humble apology for my English writing skill.” The writing of chronological order, the plot of a story, and the English grammar made me sick.
But I don’t understand, when during the night at bedtime, it’s always on my mind that I have to write. When my fingers are set on the keyboard, it starts typing, and when my brain continues remembering my past, and thinking about the future, the dream, mission, and vision. I can’t stop myself writing.
This is how perhaps the God’s work for me. My dream is to have a school. My mission is to outreach orphans and street children. My vision is to generate income to sustain the Dream and Mission. I know the feeling of being a Parentless, the feeling of being poor, the feeling of an empty stomach when you have nothing to eat, and no money to buy some foods.
I know the feeling of being abandoned when you are sick and nobody cares, I know the feeling of no family and when you need someone to talk to. I am very lucky enough because I have a Father, the Father of all nations that loved me when I was abandoned, no other than our God. I don’t know but inside my heart says: “Help those who are in need.” I am not a rich man yet; my family lives for what I am getting from my salary. If you buy my book, that can help me outreaching the orphans and street children.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”-Lifesongfororphans.org
What can you get from this book?
By reading this book you will learn on how to react by affecting the life of fate that define as the development of events beyond a person’s control, the life by chance that define as a possibility of something happening; the occurrence and development of events, the life by choice that define as an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. You will learn on how to develop yourself from being childhood to adulthood, to be complete as a better man; and to develop your career, by dealing with different characters of people from uneducated, educated and boastful. Especially, you will learn on how to reach and develop a relationship with God.
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