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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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Sid of the movie Ice Age is not just a funny sloth, but a source of hope. Sid paints a rainbow by saying this to Diego and Manny:

“bad news was good news in disguise… even though things look bad, there’s a rainbow around every corner… and nothing but smooth sailing ahead.”

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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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Colton Dixon was the 7th eliminated contestant in American Idol Season 11. His message in the Curtain Call: Colton Dixon video from americanidol.com made him a rainbow painter. This is his inspiring message:

“I’m humbled and thankful… It has been an amazing journey. It really, really has… and I’m so glad that I got to proclaim His name one last time on the stage in front of twenty million people. We’re all messengers. We’re all called by God to share stories and to inspire one another. So don’t be afraid to step out… step of your comfort zone… step out of your box. It’s been so amazing.. to see how God has used me to lift you out of the dark place and to inspire you to do the exact same thing that I’m doing. It’s just amazing and I just wanna thank you so much”

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Part of every school-minded person’s life is the last part of pencil and paper chapter, one of the chapters in my life that I have been waiting for. I am talking about collegiate graduation day, the day to give thanks to the Painter of my life. I am really waiting for this day since my story in choosing my course is different. It is not as easy as the yes or no questions. Nursing was my choice, but unfortunately, I woke up one day in the direction God has painted for me. I took the direction with doubt. I am in doubt taking engineering course. But as the day goes by, I am realizing that I am on the right track.

Last March 27, 2012, at 4:00 in the afternoon, it happened, the day to be grateful to God, to give the biggest thanks that I can. I spent 3 semesters for Nursing, 1 semester for Computer Engineering, and the rest of the days for Electronics Engineering, but God spent every seconds of His holy time for my wisdom, health, relationships, and blessings beyond the sky. I am being foolish when I doubted God’s plan. I realized the reason why God made a U-turn in my decision. I am not saying that Engineering is better to Nursing but it is what God wants me to do. Probably, He let me took Nursing to meet great friends, which adds color to my life and lead me to Electronics Engineering to complete the scene. I am confident that God is at my back, to tell me where I must go and give me the choice to take it, freely.

To the students who are also waiting in the last part of pencil and paper chapter, just keep the faith and God will lead the way. Make this chapter worth remembering by letting God write this chapter for you.

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Few weeks ago, I’m in the library studying for my quiz in Broadcast Engineering and Acoustics subject. As I’m looking outside the window, the freezing air from the air conditioning unit was comforting my eyes to close. Out of this sleepy scene, a little bird catches my attention. This bird was flying the same way that other birds did, but when I looked at it for several times, I somehow realized how this bird painted a rainbow. It forced its little wings down, then up, repeats it, struggles, tries it again, and struggles, maintaining altitude, and then fly. See? Do you see what the little bird did? It doesn’t care whether hindrances blocked its way. To this little bird, what is more important is how it can fly.

Life is full of struggles. Everyone experiences hindrances along the way but how a person respond in the situation creates the difference. We must focus our eyes in the direction we are going and disregard the things that cause the delay in our flight. God does not promise a smooth journey but a magnificent landing. We will encounter struggles in reaching our dreams, but perseverance in keeping the altitude of our dreams will get us there, just in time.

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