The Unknown

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It feels like only yesterday that I tore the last page of the calendar for the month of September but here we are already to step into December. The moment you reach September, time seems to move a lot faster. It’s as if the earth moves faster just to reach the next cycle.

It’s normal to feel uncertain as the year draws to an end. I won’t even get to the resolutions because I doubt that many can even meet half of their new year resolutions. So, don’t write up new year resolutions. Be guided by God in a daily basis.

If you know that you know that God has put a dream in your heart to pursue, baby steps is the key. My pastor once said that if God is the one who ordered it, He will pay for it. So, do not doubt His provision for your life. Just trust in His timing. Yes, you read it right. Things may not happen the way we want it and timing might be off (according to our plans) but God’s timing is best. Trust Him as you step into the near year and dream with Him.

Bible Verse

“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 6:1-9 (NLT)

Unanswered Questions

As I get older, I find myself having more questions but I also realize that these are questions that can’t be answered until I am face to face with my Maker. One of my cousins passed away two weeks ago. She had been suffering from cancer for some time. While I’ve only met her once, I am saddened. I can’t imagine the pain that her mother must be feeling.

Not even a week after her passing, I learned that one of my friends passed away. Nobody saw it coming. It got me wondering if God has some kind of checklist in heaven. Of course, we who are still alive in the world wouldn’t know our expiry date. Yes, we live to glorify God and to bring Him honor. However, that question remains. What is that one thing that I’m supposed to do in this life of mine that after having completed it, I would’ve done what I was born to do and can be called home.

How does He decide when to call His children home? Someday, I would ask Him when I am face to face with Him. Over the years, I realize that believing in God doesn’t mean that we don’t have questions. It’s ok to have questions, but choosing to believe that He is good and He has the best intentions for us without us knowing the reasons and plans is part of having faith in our good Heavenly Father.

Bible Verse

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)