For an early twenty’s coming from a Chinese family in the Philippines, we’re suddenly expected of a lot of things: help out in the family business, if not have your own; cook, manage the home, prepare for marriage, drive and be successful, am I right?
This article was inspired by the Holy Spirit where God spoke to me during my girly days. I hope you guys can bear with me. 😉
These might be easy for many of you out there. But for me, I’m in dire need of help. I know this blog entry seems a little different from all the other blogs we have written but I just want to encourage and be encouraged by you readers.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I’m being pressured, I tend to compare what I am, what I have and what I’m going thru with other people. I don’t exactly talk about it but it goes thru my head. Inevitably, God knows.
As a gentleman He is, He responded by reminding me of this verse, John 21: 22, “Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” This verse told me that Jesus is focused and holding me accountable in my own walk, not in the walk of my parents or loved ones. It’s about me and Him.
Whether or not I were jealous of the lives my friends have, overprotective of other family members or ‘controlling’ of the walk of a dear friend, God told me this has to stop. He knows best. As the Bible puts it in Luke 12: 25 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”.
It doesn’t matter what my intentions are, I surrender to His loving care knowing that He loves my loved ones and me more than I can understand or even imagine.
Don’t get me wrong, we still have to do our part in warning our loved ones of the consequences of their sin, procrastination or unbelief; but it is ultimately up to God’s perfect Will and timetable when our desires will be met.
To close, please include me in your prayers as mentioned earlier. May I witness and walk closely with Jesus this 2012 in order to overcome the daily problems and expectations especially concerning the people I love. May it be a year of intimacy and close relationship as I continue to seek and know Him more.
Thank you and Happy New Year everyone!