The Jump

This is my ‘out-of-hiatus’ entry! When I was thinking of something glamorous to write for my 3 blog readers (me, myself, and I lang pala, hahaha), I suddenly saw this video in my file. Nevermind the taga-batok-guy I’m with, he used to be really mean. When I travelled few years back to Subic, I decided to […]

Best of 2012 and Moving Forward

A month-late post.

I’m not sure how to condense my 12 months worth of stories in one blog post . I have forgotten some of the people I’m with, places I’ve been, lessons I learned, hopes, dreams, goals. And speaking of goals, I wrote my 2012 goals in onenote and I completely forgot the password *facepalm*. Suffice to show that I really forget details.

Taking credit to this site  for giving me an idea on how to summarize my year.

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Car&Tree. Came unexpectedly expected. Whew! Ineffable joy and love, it is.  House. One that I dream of for my family. It was 25 years long wait for my parents and long years of dreaming for me. God is faithful. Passed Theory. I had three theory subjects last year. It was really hard for me to juggle my school, work, and responsibilities. I intent to graduate and I cannot afford to fail. MDM Graduation. It was four years of working here. Finally, it’s over.  

I’m dreaming too much for this year. Created some organized file to list my goals of faith and hope. Most of them is to settle the ‘mess’ I did last year or to ‘iron’ the things I have started – more polished and organized. I’m dreaming that this year, I’ll be more holistic. Biggest priority is to grow more spiritually. That even if I have walked several times to the zigzag road, I will still connect the dots leading me  to the straight path of my destiny. 🙂

Wisdom

Especially when  you keep on doing same thing for the past years and your ever wanted opportunity suddenly knocks on your door, you tend to get shattered and confused. I was like this for the past days or weeks since I saw that two-layered coupon bond job opening announcement at the school where I’m taking my graduate school.

I tried to weigh options within myself first. But things were not clear, confusions clattered  in my mind instead. There were couple of reasons in my head, like 7 opposing reasons, one reason favoring one option versus the other. I can’t say that hey, self…you need to make a choice. Come on!

So, I decided to ask couple of trusted friends and mentors. I have learned that among all the people you have asked and answers you have received, some opinions most likely weigh more than the other because it’s either they gave a delightful answer or the person matters to you that their opinion matters much! Am I making sense here?

One thing that reminds me during the process of consultation is Solomon. Solomon must have lots of wisdom to ask wisdom from the Lord. Redundant,  I know.  But it seriously makes  sense  that he asked an understanding mind not for his own glory BUT to make him a LEADER capable of LEADING the already GREAT people.

1 Kings 3:5-12  At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.  And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.

Do you personally believe that  you are  already a GREAT one? I believe I am even I may have fallen short sometimes  if not most of the time. My discipler is GREAT in leading me, when she speaks especially on my career consultation. Also, I think I have one of the best team leaders at work now because he keeps balance. And I have great and wise friends too, they opinion always help me on deciding things.

But while their opinion counts, still my decision will reign at the end of the line! And while, I admire my mentors and leaders wisdom, I sincerely ask God for wisdom to lead me on the wisest decision.

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I have decision today. And I’ll write about love one of these days (makikiseason naman!) 🙂

No one!

1 Thessalonians 4:6-7, “No one should take advantage of or exploit other believers that way. The Lord is the one who punishes people for all these things. We’ve already told you and warned you about this. God didn’t call us to be sexually immoral but to be holy.”