We always pray for what we want for ourselves. Admit it or not, if sometimes our prayers are answered with a ‘no’ or ‘wait’ we tend to push things in a way that satisfies us.
Pinagpipilitan natin yung gusto natin.
This character often leads to more problems. For a long time now, I have been praying for a new phone that has a good camera + a decent productivity rate. You know my phone’s very low end and it can’t give me decent photos for my blogs.
Since I don’t have the money to buy a ‘good-blogging-phone’, I’ve tried to join contests that gave away phones. But none of those contests has answered my prayers.
I said to myself, “maybe God has something better to give me…”
But… Let us admit it, it’s so hopeless to wait. Sometimes I pity myself. Sometimes I blame my not-so-wise decisions, sometimes I just cry in a corner asking why life’s so hard.
A friend is selling me her phone. I would love to grab her offer but, BUT I CANNOT COMMIT MYSELF TO SOMETHING UNSURE.
Our housing loan will start soon + we need money for our relocation + my son’s 1st birthday is soon + more bills!!!
How can I afford a new something? Even how hard I tried to convince myself that I should reward myself for my hard works, I just can’t. My pocket won’t allow me to do so.
How did I learn my lessons?
1. I learned it the hard way.
I have had lost friends along the process. I have been judged and intimidated. I have fallen, I’ve hurt people, I failed. I lost temper. I explode. I became impatient. I’ve had bad relationships. I became hopeless. My faith was shaken. I stumbled. I see only ugliness and depression and anxiety.
I have been broken.
2. I’ve learned to accept life.
I have to experience all these before I realized that I should take life easy.
Life is a roller coaster ride, yes it is. But isn’t roller coaster ride fun at all? That’s why it belongs to amusement parks because its purpose is to give us enjoyment (with a chill!)
3. Let go. Let God.
I have always trusted God more than anything or anyone. People will hurt us, they will come and go. But He never fails to love us even after turning our backs to Him. This is one thing that I am trying to master : let go of anything bad or painful, and let God do His will.
After all, He has a control to everything and He knows what’s best for us + He’ll never ever leave us. What a sweet God!
It’s easier said than done. I know. But we can all learn the habit of it – surrender all our thoughts and plans to Him, trust His will and don’t think life is unfair, don’t get disappointed if life messes around. There’s always something better coming.
Focus on improving thyself. Life is a journey, enjoy all the adventures!
5. Wait for the better days.
Psalms 27:13-14 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
After the rain comes a rainbow. And even if the sun sets tonight, tomorrow it’ll rise again to give us hope!
Better days are yet to come. I will always wait upon the Lord. His promises are true. All these sufferings shall come to pass and we will find joy in this life.
God always wants to bless us. He’d like to give us all His riches! We just need to ask and wait.
Even if I won’t be able to get that blogging buddy (camera or phone), I would still find joy in this life. It’s not about material things after all, nakakapagblog pa naman ako e 🙂
I will just make use of what I have in front of me and wait until the Lord grants my prayers.
Happy Friday, my friends! ❤