In every aspect of our lives, we have crucial decisions to make. It doesn’t matter how small or big it is, all I know is that it will definitely make an impact in your life or in the life of others. In our daily living, we all make decisions. Even though it may seem like a small decision, it’s still a decision. Every day when you wake up, you decide whether you’re going to pray or not, but as a Christian, prayer should be a lifestyle. On your way to work, you decide whether you’re going to take the bus or the jeepney. When you’re hungry, you decide what food to eat and not to eat. You decide what to do next, where to go and what you’ll do with your time. Every second, we are making decisions we aren’t even aware of most of the time. If in every tick of the clock and every moment of our lives we are making a decision, is there such a thing as small or big decision? How does it affect our life here on earth and how does it influence other people? Or what do you do if you have a decision that other people do not agree with?
In life, not everyone will like you, so expect that there are people who will definitely disagree with your decisions. There are also people who will love your decision, but hate you. These are the people who lack objectivity because they will find ways to make you feel that they don’t like you. The question now is, how are you going to deal with him or her, and how firm are you going to stand on your decision?
For more than 3 years I’ve been praying for guidance on whether I should continue my studies. I needed to cut my college education short in order to support my two little sisters in their college studies. 2 years ago, I had the opportunity to take an all-Sunday schedule at a college but at the middle of the semester, I was forced not to continue it because my Job then as an Accounting Assistant demanded more. I had to work all day until midnight just to finish the load. I plan to invest at The Children’s ISA so my future children will have better opportunities than I did. Last year God placed me in a company that was totally different compared to my previous employers. I had more time for the Lord and the Ministry. I also met a lot of awesome people. One meaningful night, as I had a conversation with the Lord, I asked Him if it was the right time to continue my studies, and to my surprised, He showed me everything I needed and all the confirmations I asked for. I thought everything was perfect, but there were still people who would try to bring you down. One person tried to manipulate my own decisions and for awhile, he made me doubt if going back to school was a good idea. Although he showed me the pros and cons of continuing my studies, he also gave me many reasons to try to change my mind. I was extremely disappointed and discouraged that day.
Yet, I Stood firm on my decision. How? No other answer but God alone. From the start, God impressed in my heart this desire and I held on to His promise that He will allow it all to happen in His perfect timing and perfect will. If there was one thing I learned from this experience, it’s that trusting God requires faith.
Have faith that God is working in you. That in all His promises, He will see you through. God is incomprehensible. We may not see Him move, but He is definitely working in our lives.