Monday, July 14, 2014

Dream Chasing

All our life, we grow up believing that where we are is pretty much where we should stay.

Preschool to gradeschool
Gradeschool to highschool
HIghschool to college
Family to workplace
Workplace to death…

Even with the family we grow up with; we really don’t have a choice but to stick around and deal with what we have. But just because that’s how things have been all our life, I do not think that's how things ought to be all the time. I refuse to believe that this holds true to EVERY single part of our life. I’m beginning to believe that there’s so much more to life than one single direction.

My prayer for the next half of the year is that I will continue to break free from the stereotypes and idealistic notions. I dare ask God for new things and see things from a different perspective, and I hope you do too. BREAK FREE and DREAM BIG. Ask God for new things. As He allows the sun to set in on each new day and as He gives dying plants the chance to renew its growth, so I believe that He can do the same in my life. I believe that that’s His heart, that’s who He is: He is a God of new things.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Weight

Fear
Anxiety
Defeated thoughts
Insecurity
Jealousy
Anger

... (list goes on.)

Perhaps, if we lessen its importance, the lesser power it has over us. The time we spend to nurse our issues, dwell on negativity, or talk about them, all accumulate to an abundance of value or weight we give to it. Perhaps, they won’t be an issue if we don’t give too much importance to them.


What is important to you? Your happiness or the negativity?

Philippians 4:8. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Others and Praise-Centered

I was carrying a heavy bag of groceries at my right side, two paper bags on each hand, and my purse at my left. Upon heading to the street I live on, I saw a mother with two kids begging for food. I was quickened to give what I had, but I made excuses thinking, "It's too crowded here. My things are heavy. I want to keep going." 

Then came that rebuke, "Ginj, c'mon, you are struggling to carry your stuff... RICH PROBLEMS! But here is a family struggling to stay alive. Turn back. 'It is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.' You said you wanted this month to be all about praise and others. Go back." Simultaneously, these thoughts sped through my mind. So I walked back and grabbed something for them to eat. When I handed them food, I wanted to cry. Thinking about Leyte and other Yolanda stricken parts, I was humbled and rebuked.  It is indeed more blessed to give than to receive. 

Before this month started, I thought about how I would like my year to end. I thought to make it OTHERS AND PRAISE-CENTERED. I have 26 more days to go and I hope that everyday, I will be a blessing!

2 Corinthians 8:5,7 "And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves FIRST to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will. But just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us - see that you also excel in this grace of giving."

Bless someone today!