Life is about chasing after the things you truly think are worth it, even if they don’t happen. I’d rather have nothing but know I didn’t settle for something I didn’t want.

Ecclessiastes 3:11

I recently have been feeling upset because for two weeks in a row (the same) people has been canceling their appointment(s) with me in the very last minute. It’s not that we didn’t agree on the date and time – it was planned long before and everybody agreed – and when we did agree to reschedule, they cancelled on me again.

I was upset not just because they cancelled on me in the last minute, twice, but more about the time and value I placed on them that I’ve given up my work time just to go out with them.

I am SUPER THANKFUL I have a God who is never late nor ever canceling out on me.
When He says so, so is happening, even if it means I’ll have to wait.
Even when I haven’t/don’t ask, He has always been faithful.

Just as it’s written in Ecclesiastes 3:11, He made everything beautiful in its time.

I might never knew WHEN is the time, but I trust God knows and He’ll make it beautiful when it’s time.

Just like the Israelites had no idea how long they’ll need to walk to the promised land or how long they’ll need to circle around the walls of Jericho, just like Joseph didn’t know why his brothers sold him out or how long he will be put in jail, just like Abraham when God asked him to present Isaac as an offering… I just need to be like them – keep walking, believing and be faithful to God – and He’ll reveal the rest.

PS: On my story, I got a happy ending. I shared this with a friend who ended up taking me to go scuba diving with him. Two boat dives. No hassle walking down the beach with the heavy gears. And it was for free. Truly, everything is beautiful in its time.

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The Best is Yet to Come!

Today is HILC enrollment day! I am officially enrolled to my second semester on my first year journey here in Sydney. To (finally) attend Hillsong College is a highlight of my 2014 and as I walk in 2015, I believe this new season in college will be another highlight. As they were saying, the year to be remembered.

I am beyond blessed and privileged to get the chance to be here and learn so much (and more to come!). And to continue it to the second semester, it is not just something I happen to do, it’s another door of opportunity for me to work myself and my faith, to be challenged, to step out and to touch and be a part of someone else’s life. I had never imagine such privilege, but I’m willing to be faithful and obedient to His calling.

So, here I am, super excited to start the second semester on this special day. Well, every day is a special day, a day to be thankful of. But I want to mark today as the most special day (so far), not just because it’s enrollment day but as the start of The Open Water Journey: Part II.
And to have it fall exactly on the day I was born, I’d say this is the best present I can ever get. This feeling – knowing He has seen this coming since I was born, how He put the pieces one by one and made it all fits perfectly – is just indescribable~

I hope somehow this bless and encourages whoever you are reading it. Our circumstances may never be the same but the same faithful God who works in my life has His hands over your life, too. Know that He will guide, protect and lead you to life. He has it all figured out! Be faithfully waiting, for the best is yet to come!

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I realized I was holding onto something that didn’t exist anymore. That the person I missed didn’t exist anymore. People change. The things we like and dislike change. And we can wish they wouldn’t all day long, but that never works.