On Relationships

I think it’s sad how some women define themselves by how men (or people) look at them. It’s sad that people are (or wants to be) defined by society.

I think we lack people that tells these words to those who need it. I think we seldom be an example (especially to yound women) that’s why we don’t seem to be a role model to them. Maybe we should start acting like we care for the younger generation by becoming like the woman we want our daughters to be. Maybe, just with that simple step, this world will be a little bit better.

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My God is great. Why am I still doubting?

If you know you are serving an awesome God, do you have any room for doubt? In fact, it’s simple. All you have to do is trust and obey. Stop worrying and doubting and asking God so many “why’s”. Stop thinking what might go wrong. You’re God is all-powerful and all-knowing. The key is to know God every single day. You’ll be amazed at His surprises and promises for you.

Doubt is there. Sure. Let it last for only a second and realize how great and awesome the God you are serving. The more you know Him, the more you realise that, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10. Even “…long ago”, he already has plans for us. For sure, it is pleasing and perfect and also will glorify Him only. Besides, aren’t we living for Him and not for ourselves? When was it ever about us?

Sometimes doubt is just a way to test our faith. When you doubt about what God has planned for you, think about this, “Is your doubt greater than your faith? Or is it the other way around?” Knock, knock: reality check! It’s like setting aside your 10% for God but also at the same time thinking, “I could use this for something else more important. I’ll just tithe next month.” See the faith in there? The Bible says that even though our faith is as little as a mustard seed, it’s enough. How much more if our faith is bigger than our boulder-sized doubt?

Everything happens for a reason and that is God’s pleasing and perfect plan for us. He already planned it. Meaning, everything is already laid out in front of us. It might be a little unclear to see right now, but that is the whole point of faith. It is looking at Who holds your future, not What your future is ahead of you. If you can see everything right now, where does God fit it? How does His glory shine in your life if you do not experience everything in details?

If we can see what our future holds us right now, we will be complacent knowing that that’s our future. But if we do not know yet, what’s in store for us, we would be holding on to God every step of the way. We would experience Him in hard times and in good times. We would be able to see God’s glory in every ups and downs in our lives. We would see clearly how incredibly detailed His plans are for us, and we would experience it on the front seat.

Trusting God is more than just trusting Him. Trusting him is faith, discipline, prayer and obedience wrapped in one. Trusting Him is not only knowing that He has perfect plans for us, but trusting Him is experiencing how great He truly is! It’s your relationship with Him that’s strengthened. It’s knowing that although at this point in time everything is not making sense, you know that with God, you are okay and not alone. It’s not a journey all by yourself.

God is there to comfort you when you’re brokenhearted, to provide for you when you’re in lack, to be with you when you experience joy (even though sometimes we forget to thank Him) and so much more! He is basically with you every step of the way, sometimes we don’t notice it because we get too consumed with earthly things. If we learn to focus our eyes on things above, other things won’t matter anymore because we know we are secured in everything as long as we trust God.

So here I say to you…

Trust God and keep that faith firm on solid ground.

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Random thoughts from my notebook #1

I think it’s funny how we let go of things we thought we could never let go of. That picture we think is the “best” but then turns out looking “blah” after a few days or even years. Got me thinking that maybe life is as simple or as superficial like that. Simple because it’s just as easy to say “No” to some things, maybe most even; and superficial because the things that you can easily let go of eventually are actually the ones you just thought valuable, but not really. They are the ones that you value so much for one second, but when along the way you see something better, you just drop it off like it never meant anything to you for a while.

Maybe sometimes we’re just complicating things. Maybe the things are as simple as “yes”, and “no” but we complicate things because as much as we don’t want it to become complicated, we also don’t want it to be that simple. There are a lot of things to learn from this life and I believe our own character, attitude and our life altogether is defined by how we respond to that simple “yes” or “no”.

Love never-ending.

How much could you really love someone?

Whenever you tell someone, “I love you very much”, how much is very much? I believe we never could really love someone so much until we know the Author of love himself. There’s so much satisfaction and fulfilment once we get to know Him. Aside from that already-beautiful thing, there’s so much to learn from Him. Everyday is different, everyday is like falling in love again and again for the first time.

Now imagine all this love inside you.

You can’t wait to share it to others, right? Because of its overflowing power, you are capable of loving others just how Jesus loves you!

This is the goal of my [new] blog: to talk about pretty normal stuff happening in life, and in the process learning what is in that situation that God wants me (us) to learn. I know I’m not perfect, I will have some rants posted here but in the end it’s all about Him and how can we learn to respond to situations given to us.

See you around!

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In Christ Alone

Worries arising, fears escalating but I know I have a God who has unlimited wisdom and knowledge. A God who knows all things. I know that with Him all things are possible, even the wildest of my dreams. I know He will not leave me nor forsake me and that His promises are true. His will is good, pleasing and perfect and I know all hard work will not be in vain as long as I do everything for God’s greater glory.

10 more days till board exam. And I know I can do all things through Christ who has every wisdom and knowledge and that He strengthens me in every step of this journey.

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Lord, if this is your will, help me to understand your ways. Help me to see what you see. Remind me of the days I’ve longed for the “why’s” then you gave me an answer. I don’t know which road to take, but direct me in Your path, Lord. Lead me not to go astray on my own ways, but to rely on You alone. Break my heart for the things you do not like. Break the chains that bind me to sin. Show me Your ways, Lord…

Almost at the finish line…

I am constantly finding myself staring at something these days. It’s the stress. It’s the amount of data my brain has to process every time I have do to something. It’s the amount of work my brain has to do every time I have to think of something. It’s the amount of stress I have to do in every single requirement I have to do in order to finish this thing I need to graduate. It’s exhausting; and my body wants to give up every time–just leave everything behind and move on with other things. But then, am I just going to be someone who don’t ever finish anything? I’ve been this race long enough to be completely so sick of it. Tired of everything, I just want to move on with the next chapter of my life.

This time I refuse to move forward with tasks not completed. I rebuke all the negative things in my life right now that’s telling me what I want cannot happen. I’m taking the leap of faith because I know the One who holds my future knows all things. I believe in the fact that I will finish everything on time as long as I lay everything down in His hands. The victory has been won. I have nothing to fear about. That is my testimony.

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Status of the heart

My heart is tired from all the chasing, running, stopping, resting, slashing, stabbing, chasing, running, stopping… I don’t know how many times I’ve been inside this circle and it’s killing me that it has to stop. Of all the blurry things in my life, this just has to be it. Because it can’t happen right now. Just not right now.

Rest your heart in Lord. Let Him hold it, for He knows best. Trust Him that He will take good care of it for now. He will give it back to you once it’s ready. Hold on to His promises and do not rush things. I know that it is very painful right now, but this has has to happen or your heart will be into pieces in just a matter of time.

Just wait.

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His thoughts are higher than your thoughts.

After writing a reflection of what God is trying to do in my life right now, God answered me with this:

“If we depend on God, He will give us favor and make things easy for us when we seek Him and His perfect timing. He leads one step at a time. If you take one step forward in the wrong direction, He will let you know before you go too far. Be aware that His thoughts are above your thoughts. He sees the end from the beginning. All His ways are right and sure. He knows what makes sense for your life and He can make it happen.” -Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life – a Daily Devotional

God is truly the God of comfort!

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Heart check: Knowing Pain is Essential

Maybe that’s why this process hurts. Maybe it’s because God is trying to put you into a mold (which at this moment you do not like) for you to become more like Him and yet you are not acknowledging it. You’re being resistant and disobedient. God is telling you to trust and obey Him, but you keep on insisting your own ways. And now you end up being hurt because of it. Who’s fault is that? In this process of God creating in you a better daughter of Him, it will hurt. He is disciplining you for greatness.

There are a lot of things and attitude that He needs to correct and develop in you. There’s that character of yours He wants to get rid off, just obey. That thing you do when you get annoyed and impatient, God wants to change that in You, too. Maybe there are prayers unanswered at this moment because of those. Maybe deep inside of you, He wants to change something because He is just preparing you for the great things He planned for you. Accept the pain, embrace it even. Know that through that struggle and difficulty, He is trying to show you the way to the plans He has for you. Just be patient.

Please, please be patient about all of this, it’s all for His glory. It’s not about your wants and your plans, it’s about His. Because He knows what’s best for you. And if you obey and follow His will, He will give you the desires of you heart–according to His plans. All of the pain will be worth it, He promised. For as long as you obey in His words and trust in His promises, you are in the right path for He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Just trust and obey.

Trust and obey.

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