My dear Father who loves giving surprises has began His work… and I’m still uncertain where this is leading. All I know and all I hold on to right now is the Word He gave me this morning from Ecclesiastes: “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” And He will make this circumstance I am in right now beautiful as well, in His time, in His perfect time. And knowing God, there is just no way I can fathom or even imagine what He can possibly do for me.
Sometimes I would find myself trying to figure it out, which will only frustrate me obviously. I went through hell yesterday feeling insecure, cheated, questioning and stupid. I thank God for surrounding me with discerning people who knows to say the right thing as I grapple for His Word the whole day yesterday. It was already evening when I finally see the word HOPE and TRUST which was staring at me all day long, which in my insecurities and questionings I failed to see.
The best thing for me to do right now, though it may not be the easiest, is to TRUST HIM WHOLLY and LEAN ON HIS UNDERSTANDING and HAND OVER THE PEN TO HIM (refills and all) for Him to write my story and BE PATIENT. Not a matter of “OR” but AND’s … I have to fulfill the four! Not easy… Yet possible. By prayer, with thanksgiving, possible. Please pray with me. Thank you.
When you say YOLO, I hope you realize that YODO, too. You only live once, you only die once. I hope you reflect on that before you do reckless stuff. I hope you understand that time wasted, money spent and words spoken can never be taken back, and that the injuries you have caused yourself and other people may heal but scars don’t go away. I hope you see that for every action there is a reaction that reverts back to you – some call it karma, I’d like to think they’re consequences for our actions or failure to act, all the same. YOLO and YODO must not paralyze us or lead us to be reckless, it must make us prudent and discerning and make us see the things that truly matter in our lives: time – spend them well; people – love them well; things – use them well; talent – share them and bear fruits that will last; and life – we only have one with this body, let us live it well so as to earn the eternal one. Cos you know, there is a YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER (YoCaLiFo). It’s never too late to begin investing on eternity now.
So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.
And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment, Even so it is that Christ, having been offered to take upon Himself and bear as a burden the sins of many once and once for all, will appear a second time, not to carry any burden of sin nor to deal with sin, but to bring to full salvation those who are [eagerly, constantly, and patiently] waiting for and expecting Him.
For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the past 3 days, I’ve been repeatedly listening to Joyce Meyer’s ministry on podcast about this topic: Using Your Time Wisely. I know I needed a lot of guidance in that aspect of my life and I know I needed to do something about it. I listen to it again and again because I want to internalize every single lesson I am going to get from this ministry. True enough, our gracious God sent His help in the matter. Aside from the ministry, I am given today a strong Word about God’s visitation in my life. Just when the term ‘visitation’ resonated with me from that podcast ministry, I get a reading that warns me about what happen when I do not realize God’s visitation in my life.
What about visitation from the podcast ministry of Joyce Meyer?
The word visitation and the meaning and importance of it resounded to me only on the second day I listened to the ministry. It made so much impact on me that I pondered on it – what do I usually do when God distracts my routine, my plan? Continue reading
Me thinks writing is the best profession out there. Let me count the ways.
You get to manage your own time, express yourself, let your imagination roam wild and free, learn new things so you can write or incorporate them to what you’re writing, and you’re not limited or boxed to just one profession, or even confined in one workplace. You can go wherever you want to be and write – you can be a teacher now while writing by the school park then a mom next week while writing by the cafe outside a grocery store then a little girl building sand castles while writing by the beach the next month and so on. Oh, the endless possibilities! You have the opportunity to influence people, connect with them, inform them, inspire them and encourage them. And there are no age restrictions, no medical exams, as long as you have the words, the imagination, the inspiration and the resources to write. – a pen and paper at its minimum.
Okay, maybe it being a profession will involve a certain pressure to submit and meet deadlines but every person who loves to write knows that when the inspiration hits you – you can be up 24 hours and writing and not feel stressed out, tired of course because your body needs rest but your mind, that mind is jumping around bursting with energy! And when you see your finished product – like a proud parent holding his child – that certain joy!
No, I’m not a professional writer, not yet. Writing is my hobby. 🙂 And that doubles the joy! 😀 No pressure, my pleasure. 😉
How about you – what’s your ‘no pressure, my pleasure’ story? 😉 Do share.
I used to feel bad seeing my friends and majority of people around me caught up and busy with work, leisure, dining out, traveling, I felt I’m missing so much of life.
I check Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and see all these places, food, travels and party posts it made me feel jealous and I ask myself, ‘what am I doing with my life?’
Now, I understand and see the wonderful gift of time that God has provided me. For giving me this much time to enjoy His Word, to do things for Him, to be there for people who need me. I will not be deceived. I am living my life to its fullest whenever I spend it with and for the Lord. (:
“Jesus made it clear that the most essential thing you can do is to learn to sit at His feet and listen to His words. God doesn’t necessarily need you to do anything for Him. He doesn’t need your time, service, money, or talents to accomplish His will. He wants your heart and devotion first.”