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MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT

When you apply for work especially online, there is always that application question required for you to answer so your application could be fully evaluated and considered. Well, in my experience, I have this application question that goes: What would you consider as your biggest achievement and why?

At first, I was reluctant to answer. I tried asking myself several times the same question. “Ano nga ba yung biggest achievement ko? Or do I even have one?” I tried answering “graduated from college with flying colors, landed a stable job, found a suitable partner (husband), etc.” but whenever I say “biggest” achievement, they do not seem to count. For me “biggest” is something more, something extreme, something worth it. And so I just remove any hesitations to answer what was really in my heart, ignoring what will be the employer’s reaction upon reading my answer.

This is what I wrote:

Biggest achievement for me is not measured by means of defining what you are or what you’ve become, what you have or own or even where you’ve been. For me, it goes beyond that. It’s simply living a life full of contentment. This may sound strange or too unspecific but this is what achievement means for me. It’s living a life of finding purpose in God. It’s just that you enjoy what you do and you don’t feel like comparing yourself with what others have achieved because you believe that every individual is unique, wonderfully made and has his/her own purpose. I think this is my biggest achievement–learning to live a life of full dependence in Him. It means simply living life to the fullest, being happily married and trusting Him for whatever wonderful purpose He has in store for me. My biggest achievement is what I am now–what God created me to be. And I believe that it would never be hard for me to love what I do because I do it for the Lord. 🙂

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You are Loved

If God never discriminates, then we have no right to do so. We are all sinners and fall short in the glory of God. There is NO EXCEPTION and the most amazing thing is: WHOEVER WE ARE, GOD LOVES US.

Try to grasp this (Be careful not to faint or fall off your chair):
You are loved. You are loved by a King. You are loved by the Greatest of all. You are loved by the Most High. You are loved by the Perfect one. You are loved by your Creator. You. Are. Unconditionally loved. By GOD. Yes. You are loved by God and no one else could ever love you like He does. And that’s all that matters. Right? 🙂

Better give up the driver’s seat and let God take control of your steering wheel. Trust Him. He’ll take you to the best-est destination you could never imagine. 🙂

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Been Born Again

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

Reading this question, I could not think about of any answer except this one: my life completely changed when I became a born-again Christian.

I would not say that I stopped being imperfect when I became a Christian. All I wanted to say is that my perspective in life has completely changed, taking a 180-degree turn. The old was gone, the new has come. When I asked Christ to come into my life, I have never felt this kind of overwhelming peace overtaking me. It was unnatural in an extraordinary way. I felt that  I was cleansed and purified differently. I felt so light and so joyful. The happiness was too much for me to handle that I suddenly burst into tears. I just can’t contain it.

My life became meaningful. I finally found my life’s purpose. And it is to serve Him joyfully.

Before, I was never satisfied with my life. I always tend to crave for more. I was too selfish to think about others. I was a dreamer in a very arrogant way. My life was anchored to the world. I lived my life the way the world would want me to live it. I want to be accepted by it but it never did after I have tried so hard to please it. It always end up with the same result–the world is never pleased with me.

I grew tired and weary trying and trying. Until Christ came into my life and everything has changed. I’ve come to realize that I have attached myself too much in this world. I have wasted my life trusting the world with its impermanence. But the Lord told me that it’s never too late. So without any doubt, I let go of my worldliness and cling to Him instead. I have never felt so secure in my life knowing that Christ is always holding my grip. Even when I’m losing it, He never gives up on me. At that point of time, I could say I was indeed loved by God and His promises remain true.

Truly, nothing/noone could ever changed our lives completely. Only Him and Him alone. We just have to surrender and trust Him and He will take care of the rest. 🙂

 

Patiently Waiting

 

I love writing songs. It is something that takes me beyond my own personality, my own world. Simply like my little outlet of expressing my thoughts and emotions.

This song I wrote is entitled “Waiting”. It is one of my favorite written songs. It tells about someone I was praying for to be with in my life. It depicts waiting with patience and full surrender to the Lord– that may the desires of my heart are still in accordance to His will.

These are my song’s lyrics:

Verse 1:

First time I saw Him I was not aware of the feelings

But as time went by, I felt something strange inside

Then I prayed to the God of Love, What is this? You know I’m afraid to love.

Just tell me so I’d be glad to know all Your plans

But for now…

Chorus:

Lord, help me guard my heart as I grow closer to him

And Lord, I’d be willing to wait no matter how long it takes

Oh Lord, help me guard these feelings, these precious feelings

Now I’m praying while I’m waiting, Oh Lord,

for Your perfect timing

Verse 2:

Lord, take away these feelings if they’re not from You

‘Cause I’d never get tired of waiting as long as You want me to

But then Lord, if he’s the one for me, I’ll rejoice

And still I’ll never cease to pray

I know Your plans are way better than mine and I trust You

So for now… (Repeat Chorus)

 

Now my years of waiting has finally paid off and the Lord has indeed provided me with someone I could love forever.

Are you waiting for that special someone too? Ask God to grant you the patience and strength to wait for that special person.

 

Rewards that Last

 

 

Most of the time we tend to do something because of the reward we would get in the end. We tried to be good in our work so we could get promoted. We study even harder just to get good grades. We even offer help to someone for a payback. Whatever our reasons are, we can’t deny the fact that we work on something for the reward. We get motivated into doing something because of the benefit we would get. If we could not get the benefit ourselves, at least someone we love would. But don’t we ever realized that we tend to settle in rewards that never lasts? Rewards that are only temporary? Maybe it’s time we ponder about it. We are not here on earth for a superficial purpose. We are here for God’s purpose. And when we say God, it’s serious. It’s eternal. It lasts forever. When we live for God, we will not be wasting our time anymore doing something that seemed meaningless. It is because we know that we will soon get our reward for it. And when that reward comes, I believe we could never ask for more. When we do something, let us do it for God. When we want to work hard to be promoted, let us commit our work to the Lord. If we get promoted, let us bring Him back the glory. In everything we do, let us always offer it to God. When we help someone, let us not expect for something in return. Just leave it to God. He will reward you. It may not come in an instant but it will still come. And when it does, we will realize that we have been rewarded for more than we deserve. That is our God. He never fails. He could give us something far greater than the world has to offer. He never ends. He lasts forever.

Now, let me ask you a question: What are you working for? What kind of rewards do you want? Fame, power, money? Or is it simply a reward that lasts forever? 🙂