It’s been a long, long, loooooong time since I last updated this blog. A lot of things have changed about me and my surroundings that I felt the need to start writing again.
For one, I now live in Singapore. A major shift in the standard of living entails major changes in perspective as well. This is a first-world country. Its very different from where I come from.
Although so many things have been continuously overwhelming me since I moved here, it took quite a bit of a while before it sank into my head that this is really different now. Its a different place. It still feels a bit surreal, but in a beautiful kind of way.
But despite that I do anticipate that my life will never be the same and that I am looking forward to a lot of my long-time dreams coming to reality, I am glad that there are things that WILL not change. And these are the three:
1. GOD in my life.
He never fails to prove how He never leaves me nor forsakes me. His favor has just been enormous since I landed in Singapore and His grace and mercy have never left me.
I am glad that I have a church to go to and an instant family. And I still have a ministry. I get to sing for God. I get to write. I get to do all these creative things for His glory. And all these I consider a privilege. It is a great honor to serve the King of Kings and I am deeply humbled.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes and terrible ones, but God truly is the God of turnarounds. He taught me how to forgive others and most of all, myself… And that even if people hate me for many of the stupidest things I have done, I’ve learned that when God forgives a wrong, I am supposed to leave it alone because He always offers a chance to pick myself up, bounce back, and be doubly awesome… all by His grace and mercy alone. God is my motivation and driving force. His favor is the primary spice of my life, without which it will be tasteless.
2. My FAMILY in my heart
Singapore is not too far. And this is not the first time I’ve been away from home. I realize that everything I have ever been through has actually prepared me for all that I am going through right now. And technology has made it easier. The phone calls, Skype chats, and Facebook updates have all been sugar to me.
My family is my inspiration and will always be. My parents, brother, nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives cheer me on and up, too. They are the vibrance of my life. Your family understands the phases in life you have to deal with or even your reactions to the pressures and slaps on the left and right cheek that life throws at you sometimes. And they stand by you through all of it. My family reminds me that I always have a home in my heart that I can always go back to, whatever happens or wherever I may be.
3. My FRIENDS by my side
I prayed for good new friends when I arrived here. And thats what I have been getting. I can never be thankful enough.
I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and I know I will keep meeting more in the next few months. My new friends remind me of how bouncing back really is supposed to happen because they make me realize that life really goes on and on and on and that if I would stay stuck in just a moment in time, I would miss meeting all these beautiful people, learning new things, enjoying new ways, and finding new reasons to laugh or simply smile.
My new friends remind me how big the universe is and how broad the horizons are. The things I once thought were too big are actually just tiny specks of a huge picture.
And then of course, there are my treasured old friends. Their worth can never be questioned. It always makes me feel great when I get to connect with any of them in any way. They remind me that life is indeed big… because although there’s a broad horizon out there that would fit a lot more new people in my life, they still stand in their usual spaces in my life, unshaken. And that’s simply because that’s what true friends do. They stay. They never judge you as being a permanently cracked egg. Or a rotten one even. They always believe. Even if I did countless crazy things, they stood by me and believed that I can get out of the rut. And wherever I am– near or far– I would always consider my true old friends as being “by my side” always. Because they are.
And of these three things, I acknowledge that only God remains constant.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. -2 Corinthians 9:8
I’m excited about the things that are bound to happen. I’m a little scared, but I know that even if so many things have changed and are still changing, these that remain will help me pull through life in great color. =)
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