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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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Today, I’m very busy of doing nothing. I don’t have anything to write. But I want to have new post once in a while. So I decided to write about me – of having nothing to write.

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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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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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In His Ways

It’s been 1 month that I didn’t get a chance to attend our church’s Sunday service due to my in-house review. Honestly, I didn’t feel guilty about not attending church service every Sunday. It is because I assure myself and God that I will not waste my time during those days. I also read my RBC ministries’ Daily Bread every morning to somehow remind me that I need to give part of my time to God. And then guilt knocked on my heart this morning, I thought of going to church today.

I don’t read my Daily Bread based on its date. I read it whenever I want it and I feel that I need to. This morning, the passage I read was entitled, The Most Important Days. It says, “The time spent with God is a time well spent”. This last line of the passage opened the door of guilt to my heart. I thought that God is giving me sign that He wants me to attend the Sunday service today. I disregarded my guilt and continue to what I’m doing, until I received a text from my classmates saying that our review for today is cancelled.

I smiled and said to myself, “God texted me”. It’s like God make a decision for me today. He painted a rainbow for me. He really did! He cares for me!

These are the times that I really proved that God cares for all His children. I don’t know how but faith knows how. When there are times in our life that we can’t decide for ourselves, take a time reading bible or anything that would remind you of God, I’m confident that He will make a decision for us. A far better decision than what we can imagine. If you can’t make right decisions, ask God to do it for you.

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Have you ever doubt God’s goodness? Have you pray for blessings and until now you can’t see God’s answer? Everybody does and those are the times that we didn’t seek the small light in the dark. Painting a rainbow at those times will be helpful. To start a rainbow, try to listen to Laura Story’s song entitled Blessings. This song can let us see beyond what our naked eyes can see.

In our daily living, we pray for blessings and wait for God’s answer. Most of times we are overwhelmed in what we receive and few times the answer is delay. But actually, there is no delay in God’s time. We are just being blinded by the darkness around us. We must not doubt God’s goodness. What we need is to change the way we look in His ways. Instead of looking in raindrops as trials, paint it as billions of blessings. Instead of being sad in crying, paint it as a way of healing. Instead of being tired for the sleepless nights, paint it as God’s way to be closer with us. It is because through faith, trials in our lives are all blessings in a different form. Without using our hearts painting these scenarios, we will stumble and fall. It is not hard to paint these little things using our huge faith to God.

God gave us rough journey, but we can expect to have smooth landing. Nothing worth having comes easy. We may receive blessings in different forms like pain, sadness, and trials but in the end, we’ll realize God’s reasons are far better on what our mind can perceive.

Darkness is part of our lives, we just have to seek the small light and make the best of it. Through faith, that darkness is actually part of the small light. In a different view, we’ll realize that God is giving us more blessings than what we ask.

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Losing To Win

C’mon, it’s not as bad as it looks.” – Brendan Conlon

Sports that intend to hurt someone for the sake of winning are probably in nowadays. I’m referring to “nothing personal” intentions and just pure game. Few of these sports are boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. People behind it are fierce, brave, have a blood of melted copper and have heart of steel. That is my view before I watch the movie, Warrior. It is the story of two brothers who joined the five million dollar tournament, Sparta, where the two meets at the championship.

Warrior changes my view to people behind these somehow bloody sports. I’m impress with the character of two brothers, but two minutes before the movie ends, Tommy, the former U.S. Marine, wins the battle when he lose. Giving up is not in their vocabularies and both have great reasons to win, so losing can’t be seen in their eyes. In the movie, it is technically Brendan who wins because Tommy tapped the back of his older brother when he almost breaks his shoulder. But Tommy inspired me when he decided to stop the fight, not because he wanted but because he must.

Tommy paints a rainbow although he was defeated. His character in the movie is the least person you will think will give up, but he did. Everyone wants to win, everyone aims to be on the top of the highest mountain, and everyone who dreams deserve a vision like that. We all know that even the beautiful rose has thorns and so is life. Biggest and hardest rock is created to block our way, but sometimes we must make a life turning decision to get through. God provides obstacles to lead us to the way which is worth living for and which is definitely better than what we can ask for.

Whole heartedly accepting our defeat doesn’t make us a loser. No one can be greater to a person who accepts failure and ready for the bounce back.

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