My 4-month long season in Hanoi
was something very precious. I really believe it was God’s unique graduation gift for me. He wanted me to breathe for a while and take my long-awaited rest after all the years of studying (hard)
. Yay! What I loved about my time in Hanoi, aside from witnessing the wonders of God’s work on earth and God gifting me with awesome new friends, brothers and sisters in Christ from different nations, was the fact that I was able to spend more time with Him. It was a beautiful season wherein I truly was able to spend day and night meditating on His word, knowing Him, and falling more and more in love with Him each day. It was also a hard time of breaking and molding. I was reminded, humbled and refreshed. It was difficult being in a foreign land but thinking of it now, I believe it was also God’s way of preparing me for the next season that I was about to face.
When I came back to Manila I had to face several challenges which I don’t think I could have ever survived if I did not have that time with Him in Hanoi where I was able to learn and grow from His word and have a deeper relationship with Him. The past 4 months was tough. REALLY TOUGH. Health problems
, worries about not getting a job, etc. All I could do was hold on to His promises and because I know I have a big and mighty God with me, I stood victorious not because of my own ability but because God has changed my heart and how I respond to my situation. He taught me all the things I needed even before it happened.
And now, after 8 months of rest and being part of the “unemployed population” (haha), I’m now officially a working girl!
Yes, I kinda got a little worried and upset after several failed attempts and closed doors. But after worrying and getting a little sad over those things, I still knew that God was just redirecting me and indeed He redirected me towards the place He knew I would be happy!
I am truly grateful knowing that I am exactly where I am supposed to be!
I know it won’t be easy but by God’s grace I believe I would be able to enjoy and make the most out of this opportunity. I just pray that I would not get tired of getting up early for work (which I’m really not used to be doing haha) and that I would strive for excellence for His glory.Now, I am saying HELLO TO MY NEW SEASON!
Thank You, God, for seeing me through that tough season. And now as I enter a new one, I pray that You’ll always guide and protect me. May I always be reminded of your faithfulness that I may also draw hope and strength from it.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.– Colossians 3:23