When The Answer Is No

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When God says no, it just simply means he has better plans away from what you have imagined. It may be painful and difficult, but it will surely refine you.

It may leave you wondering but you have to believe that there is a purpose why He allowed it to happen. Trust that it will shape you and will make you the best version of yourself no matter how it may look vague.

Maybe, as of the moment, you have been undergoing testing and you can’t fathom it. Numerous questions have been bombarding your mind. And as much as you try to decipher your situation, you remain oblivious. Totally clueless.

Though you hardly understand it, you have to put your trust to Him and embrace the fact that He has a perfect and right timing. He will reveal it according to His timetable. It may not be too soon, but definitely He will.

We may both do not know when that right time will knock, but we have to keep our faith no matter what. His timetable is never align to our own time; He has his own. Yet, one thing is for sure, He will allow you to fully grasp it when you are ready enough to handle it.

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For now, you have to remain still and firm. Stay calm. Trust His time. Take it slow. Believe. Don’t rush; be patient.

Because God surely knows what He is doing. He is moving even you felt He’s not. He takes control even you think He’s not. He loves you.

Remember in 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.  So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.  For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”

Keep in your heart and mind that it is for a purpose. It will not happen just for nothing. It is never in vain and surely it works for your good.

Keep on moving forward. Take your faith higher. Intensify your prayer. Don’t quit. Keep journeying with Him. In His perfect will and time, He will reveal the purpose and you have to be ready. Prepare yourself for He will only show it once he saw your faithfulness and maturity. 

Do not be disappointed. You are in the process. You just don’t know that God is already putting you to the direction He has already planned long before.

His directions will never come in a straight and smooth form; most of the time it is curvy and messy. Nonetheless, despite the twist and turn, all trials and challenges will soon lead to a wonderful destination.

And when you get there, you will finally recognize that it’s not just about the destination, but also about the process you’ve been through.

Keep the faith! Don’t settle. Keep conquering!

Romans 8:12 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

 

Later you will understand – J

Perhaps you have been praying for something for quite a long time. You have kept on waiting for answer but you felt like nothing is happening.

But wait. God’s is moving on your life. Trust Him

God is able; He provides. And sometimes He just doesn’t want to give what you desire right away. Surely, He can give it to you in just a snap but He decided to test your character and heart so He can see how faith works on you. He wants to increase your faith and trust His amazing plans for you. 

It may be for your career, family, personal growth, desire for another level or whatever it is, but take heart, God is just teaching you something. Just always be persistent. 

Just like when a woman came and asked Jesus to heal her daughter, on  Matthew 15: 25-28 

25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.

26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

Same us with our life. When God sees our genuine faith and authentic love to him against trials and testing, He will reward us. He will answer us according to our faith.

Be patient with the process. If you’re about to give up on your dreams, fight for it. Allow your faith to increase. Don’t ever stop. Believe on His promises on your life for what He has promised  will surely be accomplished on you.

You’re just starting and you’ll never know what He’ll be doing for you.

So don’t allow any negativity or circumstances to stop you from stepping forward. Take each step one at a time and you will get there. Keep your faith higher and higher because that’s how God wants to see you handle each situation of your life.

We will triumph; We are more than conquerors. We won’t allow any situations to hinder us from growing. 

Soon, this test will be a testimony. 

It’s not about what you are doing or what you have been going through, but it’s all about WHO YOU ARE BECOMING. 

Connect. Inspire. Transform

There are some moments in life which will let you remind that you have a great mission to fulfill on this world – Sending HOPE to other people.

Over weeks ago (so this is a late post. Hihi), I received an e-mail from the Public  Relation officer of  Light Network TV, a Christian TV Network in the Philippines, inviting me to be part of their Bloggers’ group.

I was literally surprised upon receiving the message since it’s been quite a long time since I had my consistent blogging.

Anyway, it was such an honor to be part of the team which motivates me to write even more. Not for the sake of blogging or flexing my writing muscles but for the sake of inspiring other people and sending hope to them.

The Light Network Team, Sir bong and the bloggers. (from left to right): Sir Bong, Sir Next, Kuya Joseph, Me, Ate Madz, and Ms. Elaine

Thank you Light Network TV for reminding me that I have mission to fulfill. Through the meet up, I was able to come to know with two great writers who have the same passion as mine. Kuya Joseph, an engineer and blogger at tumblr (transformedtobetransformer.tumblr.com) and Ate Madz, a fashion designer and blogger at blogspot (bettercurly.blogspot.com)

I’m excited for the role I’ll be doing for this group. Age doesn’t really matter as long as you have the heart and desire to make a difference. Our life – no matter how ordinary we think – is destined to do extraordinary things. We are called to shake and change the world. Choose to be great!

Continue what you are doing for you will never know who you are inspiring! It is not in vain. Just be joyful and keep your passion to it. Every one has the story but the story of God should be told of all. 

God bless every one!

PS: Who wants a life changing experience through a fun-filled concert? Come and See Tommy Walker Live in Manila Concert. Click here for more details. I’ll be blogging about this for further announcements 🙂

 

World Suicide Prevention Day

It’s been over a year since this comment has attested me how powerful blogging is. This has reminded me of using what I have to reach people and bring hope. 

Today, September 10, 2014, marks the World Suicide Prevention Day which started in 2013 through the initiative of International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and World Health Organization (WHO). According to WHO, About 3000 people on average commit suicide daily and nearly one million people die by suicide each year. Could you imagine that huge statistics of people committing and dying of suicide?

So what can we do? And what can you do? 

Let’s bring HOPE to these suicidal people and to others! 

There may be problems, hurdles, and challenges in life but that should never be the reason to end a precious life. Probably, you have a friend, classmate, or family related to you closely committing to do so. What you can do?

Be the light! Don’t get tired to remind those people that life is not really smooth sailing. That life is tough so we’ve got to face it. That there are undesirable circumstances that we need to overcome.

We have to PREVENT suicide. Prevention is always better than cure. And I believe that suicide should never happen and it does not have to happen. Ending your life is not the answer to everything that’s confusing you to think normally. Ask help and there are a lot of people willing to help you. Don’t ever think that no one is bothering or caring you because there are a lot of them willing to save you. 

If you’re about to commit suicide now, throw away that idea already. Your life is so precious and there are lot of opportunities in store for you. You may feel unloved, unwanted or hated but believe me there is someone up there who really loves you so much. His love for you is insurmountable and He’s with you in your journey.

And we can only find HOPE in Him. 

Embracing the Grind

When things get tough, exhaustion becomes unbearable. Your physical body seems to withdraw from your strength. your weakness tries to stop you from doing your desire and goal. But at the end of the day, it is your cause that will make you continue each and every day – your purpose to battle and face life challenges.

Besides, everything must be cleared at the very first place. Questions and doubts should have already answered. ‘Cause if not, weariness will just eat your system.

Glad I know my cause and purpose why I’m doing everything. So in times like this that I could really feel the exhaustion from my physical body, I don’t have something petty issues to entertain. I found ways to lessen it, one is to write the feeling so I can easily release it.

I need not to entertain exhaustion; I’ll just write about it instead. And truly, writing eases it,  just as it done to me right now. #relieve

Devotion (Day 1 of 90 Days Challenge): No excuse for your calling

There should be NO EXCUSES. Keep running for your calling!

There should be NO EXCUSES. Keep running for your calling!

Read Isaiah 66 and  Jeremiah 1-2

 “ 6 Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. 9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:6-10

Rhema: You should not create any excuse when God calls you. Whatever his calling for you – be it on leading, writing, singing, dancing, etc – you should go for it,  even you think that you’re not good enough or you do not fit on the standard of the world. Just remember, you have a BIG GOD. Excuses should not hinder you to do His calling; it should not paralyze you. God is always on our side so that we may rely on Him.

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90 days challenge

Tomorrow is the start of new and strict challenge! Doulos for Christ will be having the 2nd phase of 90 days challenge. Who is excited?

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”– 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

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