Hyo Jin Moon November 18, 2007 Belvedere, 7:00 am
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Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC. All welcome Hyo Jin nim and Yeon Ah nim and offer a standing bow.
Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage.
Good morning. (Good morning)
Today's topic is having faith to fate.
Do you believe in fate?
According to the dictionary, I guess, it means a prophetic declaration, or something like that.
Do you have some kind of inspired thing about yourself that you're willing to die for?
Do you have it? (No answer)
Then you have no fate, because that's the definition; that's the standard.
We try to understand who we are. We try to understand our limitations because that's important; that's when we can grow.
Truly knowing your limitations makes the expansion that you're willing to make, make sense in the end; make something in the end; make something substantial in the end.
Otherwise it's just foolish nonsense; it's just a dream.
A lot of people end up in jail because they had foolish dreams. I see many people in jail because they really never clearly understood who they were, their limitations. That's why they ended up in jail.
And all sorts of crazy and nonsensical sense of themselves that they can never measure up to, but they kept on pushing it for what ever reason. It can be peer pressure. It can be out of lust or greed or something.
Things like that are always out there, and that's why they keep on pushing themselves to that nonsensical self of themselves. They crash and burn. And you can't blame anybody else when you do that.
So you have to think about your fate; you have to believe in your fate, because you have it. You're children of God. You have something to offer to the table, and bring it all to the pool beyond race and nationality.
Fate; think about your fate. What is your DESTINY?
What is your prophetic declaration? (Laughing)
It starts from understanding your limit, expanding it, one step at a time.
And you should be checking whether it works or not, for you. You know what I'm saying?
You should be monitoring that stuff because when you say that you're an adult, pretty much that is your responsibility. Right? There's not somebody over you always looking over your shoulder tapping you on the shoulder and saying "No, no, no that's not right; do it this way." You're not going to have that all the time.
That's the problem. That's why take it easy, even if you want to rush forward, pull yourself back. Know your limit first.
Knowing your limit is: knowing whether you can be effective or not in pursuit of something that you want to achieve, that you can actually accomplish, because without it, it doesn't mean anything in the end.
If you set out yourself to build something and you build nothing, and you say "Hey do you see what I see?" No, I don't see it because there's nothing there. (Laughs)
You know the story of the Emperor Has No Clothes, that kind of stuff. There are all sorts of fables like that.
Unfortunately, if it's going to be true, it's not just me that's going to see it; it has to be you too. (Laughs) That's why it's a pain in the butt.
So having faith... that's another factor.
I try to have faith in my family. Sometimes it's difficult. It's very difficult. Oh the ride is hard. But you believe. You try to believe that, in the end, some good is going to come out of this, in its own way, in its own way, because they're all unique.
And I must have faith, because it should mean something to make a difference in the world and if I'm trying to do the same...
So what is my fate then? Ideal family...
And what is that? That's where all of you belong, everybody belongs.
That's what ideal family is.
And when my children get older and they get married I like to see all sorts of people come into my family, so that I can call them my son or my daughter…
Have faith. Have faith in yourself, and know your fate, your good. You will bring something to all.
Believe that, and bring it.
And that will define us in the end.
You want to compete and win?
So be it.
Let that be the bench mark.
(taps podium once)
Take care of yourself.