Regardless of age and season, this is one thing that one must always do and never neglect- to level up. Stagnation will ensue, and opportunities for a better and more exciting life will be rarer if one does not aim for a level up- in career especially and in some other aspects of life.
However, a level up is hard to attain especially when priorities are already being steered towards other things, and responsibilities are getting more numerous and will eventually get harder and harder to juggle. There is a greater amount of effort being needed for a level up as we change seasons, as we change roles, and as we grow older.
However, this challenge shouldn’t stop us from attaining a level up for life will always be better if we continue striving for excellence, and for making this life better for the people around us.
Good thing is that you are not alone on those level ups. There will always be God with you- a God who is your everything (provider, mentor, guide, helper, shelter, etc)
I am just being comforted by the fact that my future and the opportunities that I will be having in this life will not be dependent alone on the people I know, the background that I came from, my status in the society and in my aptitude. I am comforted that my future are dependent on His plans- his good, pleasing and perfect plans.
Honestly, I do get jealous sometimes because the people around me had better backgrounds which already led them to places that I also want to be in. However, I always remind myself that God provided as well for me and He is guiding my way to the place where He has planned me to go. That He is so creative, He had set different journeys for everyone.
I am as well comforted in the fact that I can do everything through Him, that He is my ever present help, that I could enter His rest when I am feeling tired, and I can ask from him wisdom if ever I lack any.
Thank you, Lord.
I’ve been going to a lot of places these past few days but I can’t seem to have that creativity to relay to you some of my stories.
Maybe after my exam.
Random Writing inspired by one of Ptr Jon Dolor’s point in his preaching a while ago. The point was ”Find your music and play it loud”.
Let my ears be open to that music you are playing
I want to retain it, and be the tune I’ll be humming
In whatever situation be it good or bad
I don’t want this tune to be a passing fad
I want your music, I wanna play it loud
I want it to be heard by this big crowd
That they may see who you are in my life
My ever present help even in times of strife
Purity, Integrity, some of the things your music ask
Something that seem to be like some humongous tasks
But then, I will continue to play it loud
For it is something that will help this crowd
Allow me to play your music loud.
To play your music loud in front of this crowd.
To tell them that it is You who they need.
That it’s You whom we have to heed.
I have come to know you and it was great
I don’t want to be separated, nor deviate
For you are my life, my identity, my everything
And without you everything is nothing.
I am this serious for my upcoming exam.
I need to pass this and have my oath taking on May.
I need to study, and I need to praaaay!
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I was able to witness this conversation by Alvin and Dave:
"I thought you’ll never find us… that you’re not even looking." - Alvin
"Why will I not?" - Dave
"Because I thought you think I’m a pain…" - Alvin
“Yes, you are. But I’ll still find you no matter what." - Dave
Some idea hit me as I witnessed that.
It’s like me and God..
I am not perfect and I was bad. I did things (and somehow continually doing things) that are not pleasing to His eyes, yet He loved me and looked for me.
Familiar with the line “Lord, I am not worthy”? God’s answer to that can be like Dave’s (tweaked a little bit) “Yes, my son, you are not. But I will still find you no matter what. Because I love you, and there’s nothing that you’ll do that can separate you from my love”.
Even if you are a pain in the ass, I will still go looking for you. I love you, I even died to save you. I never even removed that oxygen from the air that sustains you today. I see you through and through- your thoughts, the things you do alone, the things that other people do not see- but that does not make me love you less.
That’s how great the love of God is. :D
Somehow, there are moments in my life that makes me want to hate and just shout at people because of different matters. However, there are things that I remind myself which keep me from getting mad at them.
I am not perfect and efficient all the time. This is one thing I always remind myself. As much as I want to get every perfect thing- from services, to products, and even behavior- from every type of people I know, it doesn’t just happen and I believe you will agree if I say that this is somehow stirs up impatience and anger in us. I always remind myself though, that at some point, I also do not work at my optimum all the time and this drives me to be more considerate.
I make mistakes and incur errors. This seem to be very alike with the point above but that one indicates our dissatisfaction of service, not a service that was wrongly done. There are people who makes no room for mistakes and this is hard. What I do is to remind myself that I, as well, made mistakes along the way and were spared by people affected by my failures. I remind myself that I also make mistakes (and not compare their intensity) and this drives me to become compassionate.
I am never smarter/better than them in everything. I remind myself that I can learn from them and that I am no smarter than them in everything. It could be in some areas, but they will still be better at some things compared to me. This makes me more forgiving. I am never higher no matter what.
I am not in control over everything. We know what we want, and when things do not go our way, it makes us angry. I remind myself however that I do not have all the control about things, thus there are things that will not go right even if I do everything that I can. What I do is to just do the best that I can about the matter, and then chill if it didn’t work well. I am not in control, and that will not change even if I rage.
And above all these is the idea that I am a sinner, sometimes a traitor, a faker, a doubter, a failure (just like Stellar Kart said in their music video Just Like You), but I was chosen to be loved and forgiven by a holy, righteous God. And that love propels me to love others. And that love hinders me from raging. And that love overflows in me.
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It had been quite some time since I graduated college. I am already on my second work, and somehow things are great- I find time to do the things that I want to do, without really compromising the hours of my work, and other obligations that I have.
If there is one thing I have learned that I wanted to share to everyone, it’s this:
The more I learn and the more I get to know things, the more I become aware that I am small and my knowledge is very little..
It is true that it is really blissful to know less, but I believe that a chance to learn a lot is exciting (even though painful at times) and humbling (because it makes one aware that his knowledge is small compared to the immensity of information that can be known).