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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. 🙂

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. 🙂