Praise The Lord who always provides!
As we travel back to Tokyo and Atlanta, I thank you for making this trip a success. We were able to secure the safety, comfort, and happiness of our kids while we follow your will and return to Guam/Manila. I pray for continued strength in not letting the rumors, gossip and ill will of others take away from the blessings you have shown me. You are a faithful God and have afforded me opportunities I do not deserve! I do not know why i was chosen but i am eternally grateful that i am yours.
As the time approaches and people begin to talk, I am getting more nervous. I must stop and ask myself:
Why do I care what you think?
From Moses to Noah, Abraham to Job; the bible is full role models who were blessed by God and did not listen to conventional wisdom. I am no where near these men but I can still try to act like them!
I do not mean for this to come off as arrogant and I certainly do not call myself self righteous. I am just in a point in my life where I no longer care about the opinions of others. No longer will I care about what others say. I am not here to please you. I am here to please my GOD.
In Jesus name I pray, amen
The last 24 hours has been a personal struggle. I recently found out that certain people I thought I could trust have been talking behind my back. There was a good 4 hours were I was silenced with shock. I was beginning to be scared and doubt began to enter my mind. Up until that point, I had complete trust in the will of The Lord and the plans he has made for me and my family. Now, I was not so sure anymore. I tried praying for it but no inspiration came.
I started getting glimpses of quotes, passages, and sayings.
“Man cannot destroy what The Lord has created.”
I began to understand that a person’s opinion should not be a determination on how you feel. Why should man make me feel bad about what THE LORD has blessed me with?
Finally, I came across this on the net.
It really does speak truth. Man should never be in position to take your happiness. If you allow man to determine your happiness and self-worth, you are giving man way more power than he deserves.
Lesson learned… Now if only the Knicks can pull of a win in game 6 against the Pacers in Indiana.
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As a Christian, why should I let life’s trivial problems get to me? I am a visitor to this place for my home is not here but in heaven. Why worry about something that the lord has control over?
New International Version (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.