24 Hours Only

  • Depression is a very sensitive topic. So many reasons why people get depressed. There are financial reasons, personal relationships, environmental factors, health conditions, family issues, work disappointments and many failures and so on and so forth. But I can only speak for myself how I am battling with my depression right now and hoping I can inspire someone.

Having faith in God was my greatest source of strength. Believing that He made me with a purpose on a certain time only was my wake up call. Just looking at myself from head to toe I should feel blessed already because every part of my body are still functioning well. So, I stopped overthinking. I took a deep breath and asked myself what part of this body is most beneficial for me to fulfill my duties as a human being if I have given only 24 hours a day. Then all of a sudden I realized this is the reason why we are born with nothing else but our body. This body inside and out is fully equipped to survive in this world. Why not use it wisely and discover those  inner strengths and talents that were in stored inside of us. For sure there is at least one that you are just about to discover. Ask yourself! Why do we feel sad? There are infinite opportunities out there.

Consider this, if you are good in writing, drawing, singing, dancing, cooking, composing, giving parenting tips, decorating, doing make up, building houses, gardening, preaching and so many many more things to do, go do it now and use it and share to the world. Use whatever resources you have. If you want to do it online like vlogging grab your camera, learn how vloggers do it and start your own channel. Things like that! Be inspired! And connect to other people you might never know needs your extra talents or knowledge so they can improve themselves as well. Let other people discover you, maybe you are the one they are looking for to get entertained, to feel happy, to acquire knowledge, who needs your service, etc. If you are a comedian come on, take your shot. Do not hide that inside of you. Let other people laugh at your jokes. We need those kind of laughter to overcome sadness. Happiness is contagious. Once you decide to start a meaningful life then you will feel like 24 hours is not even enough for day.

As for me,  instead of being lunatic for a day I looked around my house and tried to find anything useful. So, there’s my WiFi access and my laptop so I decided why not give it a try to express my thoughts thru writing and share it to the world. Now a days it’s very accessible to connect to other people thru social media and a lot have become really successful because they gave their 100% hard work. But of course there will always be people we can not please who will give negative comments and I admit that was one of my greatest fear to start blogging and maybe others feel the same way so they don’t have the courage to do it. Remember, do not allow them to discourage you. There are only few unkind people in this world. Kindness starts within us, our willingness to share our purpose to others is more important than our fear of getting negative comments. If I get 1 like on my article, it gives me thousand reasons to smile already. At least there is someone out there who appreciates my effort and that feels awesome! In this chaotic world we need that connection to fulfill our purpose in life. Contentment is an attitude we have to build before trying anything. Sometimes negative situations gives us motivation to do better next time. Do something meaningful to overcome depression, one day at a time! Things will get better eventually.

Spread your wings!

Good luck and God bless!p

 

My Self, My Enemy!

  • I’ve been battling depression for a long time.  But today, I felt the presence of the Lord. He heard my plea, my cried and I came to realized there’s no other way to step outside of this uncomfortable situation but to just surrender all my worries and anxieties to Him. And as I prayed he lifted my spirit.

“Lead me Lord and take me to the right path where I belong. Please use me to be a blessing to others and let me put my trust in you with all my heart, my mind and my soul. I should not worry too much coz I know you will send me an angel to help me face my battle.  Let me figure out how to use what you have equipped me, and discover what inner talents  I have. Show me your great plans and let me embrace and use my capabilities you have in stored in me the moment I was born and serve my purpose. Let me face my own fear of judgment and conquer it with my confidence. Give me the courage to respond to my calling and fulfill my duties before my time is over. Thank you Lord you have opened my eyes today and let this remind me this is your greatest blessing. I praise you Lord for all your glory…In Jesus Name, Amen!

Today is the day that the Lord has made! The moment we wake up is the only time we have given to do the things we need to do or continue what we  have not finished yesterday. Time moves forward and there is no way we can turn it back. Do not miss the chance to use the time we have, the opportunities, the privileges, the talents God has given us. Take things day by day because tomorrow is not promised. Life is too short here on earth. Maybe we feel depressed because admit it, we lost our faith or maybe we felt unloved or expected too much from people around us and or loved them but never get appreciated in return. Putting our trust in Him alone is the first thing we need to do to step out of this war zone within us. Love God first then self-love, no expectations from others…Just do what you have to do for the glory of the Lord and let’s see how amazingly things will change for the better….

 

 

 

 

God Is Real, He Is Not Stupid!

Recently, the issue with President Duterte calling God a stupid God of the catholics really caught my attention and I don’t want to keep silent about it because it was not totally okay and acceptable. I am not angry or mad at him but just really shocked hearing those words from a president. Even though most Filipinos are already used to his way of expressing himself in public speaking they just accept the fact that nothing will change him anyway.  I think we should not keep silent about things like this because he will keep the same misbehavior over and over. Well, although most people wouldn’t really care to react, the best we can do right now if we can’t speak our feelings about the issue is to just pray for him because it looks like he has no idea about who is really the God he was referring to. But I believed God can still change his heart if we are thoughtful enough to include him in our prayers. May the  Lord continue to bless him, as well as the rest of all the political and religious leaders in the community and the whole world. Let us pray especially those who doesn’t have faith in God. This kind of leaders probably do not seek God’s help, guidance and/or blessings for their people. And that’s not really good for the nation. So, as believers we really need to pray for everyone and be firm with our faith.

         For me, I like to write because this is my way of expressing my thoughts and feelings. Freedom of expression gives us the right to say or write everything that we want to tell the world, but that doesn’t give us the privilege to insult a living God. We have different beliefs, cultures and traditions that we have to set boundaries for respect.  So, no matter where we come from, or whatever is our position in the society or what kind of religion we practiced, let us give respect to one another how we call our God because I believed we are all praying to the same God, the Creator, the Supreme Being, God the Father, whom we all believed created the universe, heaven and earth.

      We are divided in beliefs because we personally and from our ancestors different interpretations and understandings of the story of the bible. It is really hard to understand and comprehend the teachings of the bible, but as for me as a Christian we need the help of the Holy Spirit and the guidance of our Religious leaders/mentors to understand every word. Then when you become a bible reader once you go deeper, the more you want to read and know more and more about each revelations. Every chapter has its own story and surprisingly you will discover it is really part of our history. As we say, history repeats itself. So, I think President Duterte is the Nebuchadnezzar of this age. Just kidding! But If you do not know the history of each character in the bible, it is hard to understand.

        As a Christian, I believed in the Holy Trinity! God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And I also believed  in the story of Adam and Eve. Why? It’s in the bible…

        I already know the story when I was young as well as the teachings of the evolution of man. Now that I am an adult, I came to realized which one is the truth. Would you believe you evolved from some kind of animal, an ape, a monkey or whatever? I used to, really! But the truth is, God created animals and human separately. Why do we still try to discover where humanity started?  The bible has the answer already where we came from and how everything on earth started and even how it will end in the future.

        Were you like me always trying to figure out what really came first, egg or chicken, chicken or egg? Do you still wonder up to now? But I have a clear vision now. When God made the birds, he made them so beautiful and perfect and peaceful. They have freedom, they can fly, they can go anywhere, they don’t need to plant or sow but they don’t get hungry or thirsty at all. Everything is provided. So when God made the birds He made sure it comes with the ability to lay eggs, so they can have babies and multiply so the earth will be filled with more beautiful birds.

God blessed them and said, Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” (Genesis 1:22 NIV)

         So it’s clear to me now that the chicken came first that has eggs inside of it. But God is so good, He made and gave much privilege and the best of everything to human beings. Adam and Eve were made for each other carrying each eggs in their bodies that has the ability to produce humanity. Amazing!

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7 NIV)

           God  himself mold this dusts from the ground into a human, gave breath, life and spirit, as free as a bird. So, now there came Adam and Eve whom He made sure carries the eggs that can bear children so they can multiply to fill the earth with more beautiful human beings. And for me it is not impossible to believe that because we really  came from the eggs of our parents, right? And here we are, now part of humanity. If you still do not believe just look at yourself now how could from just an egg grow into a human, with a heart that can beat, with lungs that can breath, and all these body parts that works together as one human body. It’s awesome right? Amazing! And It’s all because of Him!

      Remember, He made not only the Earth but the whole universe to give life. Everything we need to survive are well provided. When we plant a tiny seed, with rain and sunlight from the universe, it will grow into a beautiful big tree, that can bear fruits (to give us food to eat), leaves (that gives us oxygen to breath),  body (that provides a shelter, clothing and everything) that we need for our everyday survival. So everything is well planned and planted.  The universe, heaven and earth are full of wonders and mysteries.

      So, how can we as a human question or doubt God with all His creation. Yes, I can say it’s tricky, confusing and intriguing why did He even made a forbidden fruit at all that started all of these sins and death. But that remains a mystery! Just keep in mind God has always have a perfect plan. Whatever he did or he does or will do in the future , it will always be perfect in the end. That’s what matters most .  So, why on earth we still question where we came from where in fact the answer is already given in the bible. We are His most precious and wonderful creation. So just believe it! There is more than this in heaven. And as a human our mission is to take care of this beautiful planet earth God has provided us and everything it has to offer.

      Then next all these heavenly things  will be revealed to all of us in His chosen time.  So, do not be afraid to speak up the truth and tell those people who do not believe and have faith in God that He is real and He is not stupid!

       God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19 NIV)

Thank you for reading!

May God bless you! In Jesus name, Amen! 😇🙏