Before I begin, let me just tell you all that this will be a trial for my upcoming could-be regular blog post regarding my weekly devotions from the word of God. Some of you may come about asking, why?!
I am a Roman Catholic who just started attending The Feast (Valenzuela City) and have been working for a faith-based Non-Profit Organization for three years now. My stay with the organization have created this closer relationship between me and the Lord but in my own way and in my own pacing. I will try to share with you guys my weekly devotional based on how I have experienced Christ in my life. So, sit back, relax and read on. I hope you get something out of this.
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I had struggles with regard to my career before. There was a time when I feel like I deserve more because I can do more but I wasn't given the right break to show and push for what I can really do. I was getting frustrated and as time passes by, my desire to just leave and try out something new comes in more often than before. I have already, previously, blogged about how our organization is, currently, under a corporate dispute; but despite of it being, supposedly, a not-so-good-thing, I guess this is the moment I have long been waiting for.
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When the February 4 incident happened in our organization (long story), I was so confused, enraged and disappointed with a lot of people whom I thought will fight for what is right but ended up choosing the easier path and, eventually, tried to justify how they chose what's "right" but I was pretty aware that they, initially, chose this because they just cannot leave their comfort zone. But according to Psalm 37:8, "Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret- it leads only to evil." My, initial, anger has caused me to build up hate towards people whom I consider as friends and we know how hate brings about stress and more evil thoughts up our minds... Hence, I learned how to let go.
We all have the right to make our own choices in life and whether it is a right or wrong one is not really up to this world's judgment but to God. So, if in some way, they think that what they did and chose is for the best, then so be it; for I know my intentions when I chose this side - I want change and this was the right time for that.
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Psalm 37:7 says, "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." I almost gave up and caved in. If I left before because of how I feel like I haven't been given the right break I need to show them what I can do, I wouldn't be able to make and initiate the changes which could have helped the organization. I'm glad I stayed and that people have now seen what I am really capable of doing and appreciated my passion for developmental work and for the organization, itself.
But what made me stay? I was already at my interview when a scene just flashed up in my head:
I'm at my new job, doing what I love doing but with more stress and an unhealthy environment. I can smoke more, drink more, be more superficial, It seems like I'm more free but I didn't understand why I was working for, in the first place; unlike when I am in our organization... It was more than just a job. KMBI was a ministry. I will become an agent of positive change in this country, not just through my blog, but also because of the work I do in our organization. So, I snapped out of the scene and have, finally, come up with a decision that I will stay.
It says in Psalm 37:23-24, "The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; THOUGH HE MAY STUMBLE , HE WILL NOT FALL, for the Lord upholds him with His hand." The path I chose wasn't easy, but it helped me grow in maturity and it has, indeed, taught me lessons and made me stronger. If I didn't go through this... I'd still be in the comforts of my parents' place, going out every night... Same old, same old. But now... I have become (hopefully) more responsible and the incident has led me to knowing and talking to Christ more.
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See how things fall into place if you have good means and intentions? I'm not saying I always make perfect decisions and you wouldn't at all times, but when you're faced with a decision to make... Assess carefully. Are you taking this because it's the easiest way out or are you taking this because this is the path that will spark a good and positive change in your life and to what you believe in?