Hello, everyone! Thank goodness I finally found the time to write another entry for The Sunday Currently series. Big thanks to my sister Angel for reminding me about this! So, how has my life been lately? I admit it's hard to keep up with blogging when I have just so many things to do. Church work has been hectic the past few weeks as I've been assigned to send e-mails and to help co-ordinate at our classes every Friday. I also got to teach multiple times the past month! Not that I'm counting, but I must say that I've never been this busy before, haha! I'm honestly down with cold & flu right now — just like my mom and dad which usually happens every time the weather drastically changes here in the UAE, so no worries! God's just amazing! Aggggggh, my words will just fail to describe just how awesome He is in my life. Okay, enough with my unfiltered thoughts. Here's the Sunday Currently vol 13:
30 days 'til Christmas! How fast has it been since last year's? Time really does run fast; so quickly that we don't see how much we have changed the past year. My life is basically the same— been dealing with a lot of problems emotionally—learning and unlearning; forgiving and forgetting. Life really is a cycle of something. Some things just have to go on while some don't really have to. We have to let go of the negativity while holding on to the few positive ones that make our lives worth the living. At times, we feel like giving up and sometimes we feel energized to continue on in this race we are in— competing against all hardships & dilemmas.
Life is so complicated, ain't it? I just feel like undoing all the things that went wrong in mine, but I just can't do it! The choice we only have is to make use of life and enjoy the presence of people we love in our lives. This year truly taught me soooo many things that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. This year has moreover brought out the gratefulness I have to God for never failing me — for never leaving me behind. I also never loved my family like the way I do now. God's absolutely good in that He's answered a lot of my unanswered questions and just listened to my heart's desires. I know that the problems my family's facing now isn't ending yet, but the assurance that He is in control just makes me want to surrender it all to Him. I hope I could be more open in here, but I care for my family's privacy too, so I'll keep it this private for now. Whatever it is, I just want to tell you that life isn't ending even when you want to... so keep on running, keep on blooming wherever you're planted even when life seems to be but a big blur, and appreciate every good thing that comes your way. Some people only beg God for a life like yours, so live yours and own it!
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. — 2 corinthians 4:16
I live an ordinary life; striving and making it work in the giant sandpit aka Dubai. My life isn't perfect (I wish it was!) But I guess there's something about the imperfection in my journey that makes it worth the write and share. I believe that we don't have to have everything figured out because if we do, a lifetime won't be enough.
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The Sunday Currently vol. 14
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