“Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing” (Romans 4:17b NLT). There are certain dead-end words in life, including “cancer,” “divorce,” “bankruptcy,” “infertility,” and “unemployment.” How do you know when you’re at a dead end? You know it when things get out of your control and you can’t do anything about it. When you’re stuck and waiting for deliverance, you need to remember what God can do. The situation may be out of your control, but it’s not out of God’s control. When you face a dead end, don’t focus on what you can’t do. Focus instead on what God can do.
“Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, ‘Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved’” (Acts 27:31 NIV). Life is not fair. You will have problems, difficulties, and hurts that will make you better or bitter. You will either grow up or give up. Either you’ll become who God wants you to be or your heart will become hard. You have to decide how you are going to respond to the tough times in your life. How will you handle it? When you go through those difficult times, what happens to you is not nearly as important as what happens in you. That’s what you take into eternity — not the circumstances but your character.
“This small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble” (2 Corinthians 4:17 GNT). When we go through difficulties in life, the first thing we often try to do is blame somebody else. But it doesn’t matter where your problem came from — God still has a purpose for it in your life. Even when you do stupid things, God can use it. Even when other people hurt you intentionally, he can use it. Even when the Devil plans bad things for your life, God can bring good out of it. God’s purpose is greater than your problems and your pain. He has a plan! You need to look past the temporary pain and look instead at the long-term benefit in your life.
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33b NIV). In Acts 27, Paul set sail for Rome with other prisoners, and they faced great difficulties on their journey because the winds were against them. Paul warned the men on one leg of their voyage that if they set sail, they would be caught in a major storm and the results would be disastrous. They decided to sail anyway, making three common mistakes that we also tend to make that get us into trouble.
“I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things he does for me” (Psalm 103:2 TLB). When our dream is delayed, it causes us to forget many things. We tend to forget our dream. We forget what God has done in our lives and his goodness to us in the past. We forget that God is with us. We forget God’s power. The Israelites made this same mistake in the wilderness: “They forgot the many times [God] showed them his love, and they rebelled against the Almighty at the Red Sea. But he saved them, as he had promised, in order to show his great power. . . But they quickly forgot what he had done and acted without waiting for his advice” (Psalm 106:7b-8, 13 GNT).
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV). When you go through the delays in life, don’t get discouraged. Don’t lose heart. Don’t give up! The Israelites did, and it kept them out of the Promised Land. Numbers 14:2-4 says, “All the Israelites grumbled against Moses . . . ‘If only we had died in Egypt! . . . We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt” (NIV). They gave up on their dream. They had been rescued after 400 years of slavery but then wanted to go back because they were being delayed.
I have nothing to post today for on my own. I just wanted to share this story. The story of a Filipina who became from maid to made a Multinational CEO. During her childhood, she was just like me, she sold pandesal, ice buko, and ice candy. At age 19, she worked in Singapore as a maid to support her brother and sisters for their education. The seventh of 11 siblings, Bustamante grew up in poverty. She was 18 when her mother died, forcing her to leave her hometown of Dasol, Pangasinan and work in a factory in Bataan to put her younger brothers and sisters through school. Their father had no steady job. Even when she was in high school, Bustamante worked to earn money for her schooling.
“Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act … Don’t fret and worry — it only leads to harm” (Psalm 37:7-8 TLB). Proverbs 19:2b says, “Impatience will get you into trouble” (GNT). It’s frustrating when you’re in a hurry and God isn’t. God is never in a hurry! The Bible says a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day to God. One of the most useless things to try to do is to speed up God. When we try to take matters into our own hands and help God out, we get in trouble.
Notes: Are you a student? This is for you! Are you Intern or Fresh graduate? This is for you! You don’t have a Job? This is for you! Are you looking for a Job? This is exactly for you! Are you a Parent? This is for you and for your Children(s)! This is for all who are interested to read and learn! Where am I now? Going back in the year 1996, I was just from nothing like a rag. No proper clothes to wear, I used my clothes for 3 days without changing it, even a single penny to buy clothes, I have nothing. I went to school with only 1 notebook divided into 10 parts for all subjects! My mother died when at my age 9. I became the street child. No food to eat, no money to buy my own food. No permanent home to live. I was bullied by the boastful people. How did I survive on this wonderful planet? I will share you the steps I took to achieve from nothing into something. From being a Street Child, as a pedicab driver, a garbage collector, a bread seller, a janitor, a waiter up to being a student assistant, a student employee, an administration officer and working in the Oil and Gas Industries. “Everyone has a set of talents that we need to discover and to find the purpose in life”
Are you new in the world of Industries? Did you just recently joined with the Company as an Office Employee? Are you looking for an advice on what to do during your first day in your job? You just joined the company but you don’t know how to start and what to do? Well, you are not alone! I was just like you before, the first time I joined to the company. To tell you honestly, the first time I worked as a library clerk in one of the most well-known school in our country at our province in Pangasinan, Philippines. The AIE College! The first E-commerce school in the Philippines! Established on the year 2004. 11 years ago, I started working as a Library Clerk. But before officially became a clerk, I was just a Student Assistant. I cleaned the toilet, I cleaned the classrooms, removing stains on the floor, mapped the floors, cleaning the surroundings of school campus. In short, I was a “JANITOR”. As time goes by, I was trained by the Professional Admin Personnel, like HR personnel, Marketing Officer, Cashier, Accountant, Dean, and other faculty members. In short, I became their “APPRENTICE”…