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Damaged Time

Thinking I can fix my watch on my own, I tried to open it and do some “not so expert repair”. Sadly, it became worst. Before I open it, the minute hand, hour hand & second hand are together. After pulling something out, I mess things up. So I brought it to a technician and he fixed it in no time.That got me thinking about difficulties in life. 

Sometimes we are trying to fix things on our own instead of relying to someone who can definitely help us. God knows our story and He knows our burden even before we asked. [Matthew 6:8] The technician keen’s way of fixing the watch reminds me how beautiful God’s ways are – how He fixes things on His ways and on His time. Ways beyond what our hearts and mind can comprehend but assures better days. [Isaiah 55:8] No struggles last forever when you’ve got a God who holds and fixes our limited time.

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Genius baby

Dear Noob,

I wrote this letter because I’m sure that you’re not feeling well. You might be asking the same questions you’ve been asking yourself few months ago. Don’t bother to answer those questions when you don’t even know the answers to your simple tasks. That’s reality. I know how you feel belittled with your situation. I know how hard for you to look up when you’re being pulled down by foolishness. And when inexperience is not an excuse to commit mistakes.

It will pass. There’s a season for everything. Consider this  as a season for questions and a lot of mistakes. Take this as if you’re just passing a strange place and you’re just few hours away to your destination. The journey might be different, but if others were able to reach their places, you can definitely do the same. Just keep on striving. Run till you finish the race. 

P.S.

People are willing to help, you just need to ask. I know that because I’m not a “noob”.

Regards,

Optimistic Noob

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Handpicked by God

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Me: A little rain is necessary in our life. But what if it’s a storm?

Me: Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that whatever you do the outcome is always the opposite of what you wanted? Where you’re struggling so much and you haven’t recovered yet but another trial is on your way? To the point that you asked God, “Why of all people You’d let this happen to me?”

Rainbow Painter: Faith answers questions that a human mind can’t ponder. It creates a bridge of trust directing us to God’s answer. Maybe He has a reason? Cliche but it’s true.

Rainbow Painter: Or maybe you’re handpicked?!

Rainbow Painter: Isn’t great to know that God chose you to experience difficulties because He knows you can handle it? Or you got this unique disease because you’re special to Him? That if others were given the same situation, they might not be as strong and brave as you are? And that the reason why you keep failing is because God already set a better place for you? Amid billions of people, you were personally selected by God to fulfill a certain purpose that only created for you. This journey is hard. You’ll be beaten and crashed into pieces. But God put His trust on you because He knows you can. So prove to Him that He made the right choice.

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“Why should we hire you?” is a very popular question in applying for a job. Unfortunately, if you cannot answer this intelligently, I am 89% sure that you will not be hired. I thought finding a job is a piece of cake, but it is not. The hardest part is getting nothing after consecutive interviews. If you fail in your first try, there is a second try. And if your second try still fails, then you have to read this:

“With our limited foresight we select the route that seems best – only to find that the temporary advance has led us into a course filled with delay and heartache. But how reassuring that we can look to One who is above everything, who knows the end from the beginning! This is why the writer of Proverbs could say, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:6)”” – Our Daily Bread, RBC Ministries

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“Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way.”

Proverbs 3:6

Part of every day is a sunset. Every book has a last page and every story has an end. The same thing in my ministry in our church. I love doing my ministry, but circumstances in life sometimes give us choice. A choice in prioritizing activities in life. In my point of view, I know that a ministry is a good work and if I stop, it’s like I stop serving or giving back to God. I asked for this ministry 4 years ago so I also let God to decide when will sunset come. In this way, it’s not my entire choice but there is an approval from Above. Last July 29, 2012, God answered my prayer. The equipment I’m using in my ministry failed to operate. I know that this is God’s way of answering my prayer. I probably end my ministry, but serving God has no limit. I know that there are many ways to give back to God. And with our loving God, small good works are really appreciated by Him. I am happy that for 4 years of my ministry, God has been constant in letting me feel that I am appreciated. For me, that is the most important part of my ministry, it’s the feeling of appreciation from God when you felt no one notice you. It is because I know that when you have nothing but God, you have everything!

Decision is one of the hardest parts of life. It will define the end of something for the beginning of better part of your life. Just have faith that if God let sunset in your life, it is the best time to come. It is probably an end, but it is God’s way of saying “okay, I have better plans for you“.

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Day 23 of review for the board exam, I am using a ball pen which is erasable. The characteristic of a ball pointed pen that is not its usual purpose. The purpose of using a ball pen is to write things permanently in a sheet of paper. I use this erasable pen so that everytime I have corrections, I can still erase it without messing the paper.  Ironically, whenever I use the pen, I do not experience any corrections. The opposite situation when I am using a permanent ball pen.

There is a lesson in this simple story that can be your life’s turning point. I paint a rainbow in this way: I do not experience corrections because I do not care with errors, for I am thinking what I need to write and when I am using the permanent one, I focused not to make errors so I fail to avoid it. When we know our goals and focus our eyes in what we are doing and believing, we can avoid erasures in our life. And when we are focusing on the gloomy side of life, we cannot see clearly so we cannot avoid erasures.

Fixed your eyes to your dreams and disregard the destructions and failures. Always believe that God guides our every action. We do not need to focus in not committing errors because God never fails providing the best path for His children. Instead of focusing in the possibility of your failures, focus in the certainty of your goals and dreams through God. Use a pen of faith and great dreams will be written.

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“A difficult hill” is the title of the passage that somehow encouraged me to start the review for the board exam with a smile and no worries. The board exam for an electronics engineering graduate like me, is the same in climbing on a steep hill, where you need to have a backpack of knowledge, one liter of hard work, and compass of faith to get over it. These days, I really don’t know how to prepare for the review, until the passage I read yesterday.

March 23, 2012, A Difficult Hill, from Our Daily Bread by RBC Ministries. I read this little book not by date but every time I’m in the mood of reading God’s word so that reading will be more effective. I consider it as God’s way of answering my prayers.  Yesterday, I felt to read it again since I’m worrying about the review, and this time, God provided me this great painting of rainbow. The passage changed my view in starting the review on April 23, 2012. It stated that God will always give us strength for the next step. I realized that our views in difficulties of life are different in the way God sees it. Sometimes, due to the way we sees situations in our life, even small burdens can seem too big to handle. This is probably the reason why I’m frightened to start the review. I’m looking in the situation surrounding it and not focusing my eyes in the real goal, which is to pass the October 2012 ECE Board Exam.

Whenever worries are knocking on your door, try to paint a rainbow through prayers. I can assure you that in different ways, God will strengthen you in your journey. Just remember that if you encounter the steepest hill on your chosen path, wear the eyeglass from God and try to look at it again. 

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