Praise report! <3
Hallo guys, hallo guys! I know it’s finals week na! Wow, one sem has passed. I want to share with you how FAITHFUL God is sa sem ko na ito(As of the moment). NAMAN! Diba diba :D
Anyways, this sem ay napuno ako ng major subjects ko. Honestly, I wasn’t ready to face this sem! I thought it was going to be the normal semester for me, na I will breeze through it and move on. Pero wow, pag si God talaga kasama mo, what an adventure life is! Hahaha. Anyways, kaya medyo hindi ako naging ready this sem kasi sobrang nagbago ang acad life ko. Honestly kasi, God gave me the gift to remember very well the lectures na binibigay sa classroom, at pag nagbasa ako ng books, madali akong maka-gets. Kaya nakakabreeze through ako sa exams. Ang result, hindi ko na kailagan na masyadong mag-effort kasi nakakaya ko siya. Pero wow, God really sees the heart. Kasi this sem, ang ginawa niya ay binigyan niya ako ng set of professors and subjects na kahit pag-aralan ko, hindi ko magets! Talagang binasa ko na yung buong chapter sa book, nakinig ako sa prof, pati yung slides binasa ko na! Pero pag dating sa exam, kahit ultimong question man lang hindi ko na magets. @_@ Grabe, sobrang nakaka-lungkot na nakakafrustrate na hindi ko magets kung bakit ganuon yung nangyari. It became a consistent thing that happened this sem,kahit mag-aral ako, bumabagsak ako sa exams. Nakakapagod siya, physically and emotionally.
Then, kinausap ko si God ng masinsinan. Hindi ko na kasi kaya physically and emotionally lahat ng nangyayari kasi puro puyat at workworkwok(both in school and in my business). I wanted to give-up, to just cease everything. Kasi nag-aaral naman ako, pero bumabagsak parin ako! Ang dami nang nag cicirculate sa isip ko like, “How will I pass all of these? How will I tell it to my parents? How?”But God encouraged me through His word and said to me,
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. – John 14:1
After nun, na mulat na mata ko na wag mag worry. Evidences point to the worldly fact that I am destined to fail my subjects. But faith is being sure of what we hope for; and God was teaching me to trust in Him. So, I did. Kahit na mukhang walang patutunguhan ang pag-aaral ko, I still did my best and studied for my exams.
So ayun, lumabas na yung results ng lahat ng exams at pinakita na yung exemption list. Tumitingin na ako dun sa mga student number na naka highlight(kasi yun yung magtatake ng finals), pero nagtaka ako. Bakit wala sa mga naka high light yung name ko? So hinanap ko yung name ko sa list(kasi baka na miss out ako ng prof ko, haha!). Nung nakita ko, shucks, EXEMPTED AKO GUYS!!!! Sobrang baba nung first few exams ko, nung I was depending just on my memory and skills on studying. Pero nung tinignan ko yung exam na tinake ko with the grace of God, GUYS NA-PERFECT KO YUNG EXAM!!!!!! Kamown, praises to the one who can revive grades! WUHOOOOOO!!
Pero hindi pa tapos yung story ko. HAHA! More than just the grades, God taught me a lot of virtues during this semester. Most importantly, He taught me how to depend on him on a whole new level! Dati nung hindi ako masyadong bumabagsak at keribels ko yung exams, I can just depend on myself to be victorious in my studies. Talk about pride. Huhu. But God brought me to a level where I can no longer depend on myself. In my weakest moment, God showed me His perfect grace and power over my life. He made it clear to me that with man, it is impossible. But with Him, I can do anything. He is the vine, I am a branch. Bearing fruit is just a consequence of abiding in Him. Kaya nga I can relate to the writer of Psalm 119 when he said,
“It was good for me to be afflicted, so that I may learn your decrees” Psalm 119:71
Kaya gorabels my friendships! Have faith to the one who sees your heart. Stay humble, stay hungry. Remain in Him. He loves you and already won the victory for you. ♥ Always support your faith with diligence. 2 Peter. 1:5-8