I am having a hard time writing an article suited for Love Season. Sharing you this video that left me in tears, instead.
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.
I have decision today. And I’ll write about love one of these days (makikiseason naman!) 🙂
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.”
After a full week of battle on work, studies, and value101, I chose to attend the Sunday Service. And the songs and words struck my heart. Boom! (I’m sounding like the church people here! Hahaha!)
Rereading the Isaiah 49 gave me a rekindling feeling to the Lord.
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
to restore the tribes of Jacob
and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
Calling! God has placed a calling in our hearts, on the depth of our soul is a calling. Never doubt God that you are called just to be born and die (sabi nga, isang marka ka lang sa census ng Pilipinas)! We all have a calling – never doubt that. We are far better people called by God to unleashed our potentials. He has a plan for us better than our plans for ourselves. So it follows that no heartaches, rejection, past, and fear can hinder that calling. May paglalagyan ka!
15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.
17 Your children hasten back,
and those who laid you waste depart from you.
18 Lift up your eyes and look around;
all your children gather and come to you.
As surely as I live,” declares the LORD,
“you will wear them all as ornaments;
you will put them on, like a bride.
But we cannot achieve this through our own strength. Some may have struggled a lot, insisting on the so-called-calling and fighting for it. Some are dreaming and struggling to climb the ladder of the so-called-strength but are just exhausted along the process. For us to achieve this calling:
1. We need an encounter with God.
How could we then realize that we have God’s calling if we didn’t encounter Him first? For every encounter with God, there is a revelation.
2. We need discipleship.
A higher authority. Someone who will guide us, will take risk on us, guide us on reaching our potentials, or trim down the unnecessary baggage in our lives (that most of the time prevent us on reaching our calling).
Calling is a destination! Malungkot ka kung namumuhay ka ngayon sa alam mong hindi ka tinawag. Bloom where you are planted.
Everytime, I hear this song (especially on my tough times), I easily break down to tears. A familiar song to almost everyone…
We can ask ourselves right now, Who am I?
I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
Vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I’m calling
Lord, You catch me when I’m falling
And You’ve told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours
Tinatago ka ba, or Nagtatago ka? Baka pangit ka? – Ben Dinglas.
Let us not hide ourselves from Lord’s Show Business. We are destined for a great calling!