Be Still


… and know that He is God, says Psalm 46:10.

I woke up this morning fully aware of the life I’m living and all the blessings I have received thus far. Until now, I am amazed at how truly loving and generous our God is and I couldn’t help but look back and think what I have done right to deserve all that I am enjoying right now.

Don’t get me wrong; my life is far from perfect. But I realized that all the big dreams and goals I set for myself — ones that needed to happen for my life to change forever — are now realities and items checked off my so-called list. And all these happened because I chose to be still and know that He is God.

Vague? Not quite. My current job and my fiancé are solid proofs of this claim. How? In these two major life decisions, I did not consult anyone but God… and some of His angels.

Still vague. Expounding.

Job – So I went through quarter life crisis blahblahblah and I only truly found myself when I decided to find God. When He led me to re-realize my childhood dream of becoming a flight attendant, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. But I also knew that despite a handful of cons and connotations, it was what I really wanted to do, and something I did not want others’ opinions on.

So I applied. I waited. And I prayed. All the while, not letting a soul (well, okay, except my parents) know that I was doing so. It took me 7 whole months to get processed and I had to go through SO. MANY. PROCESSES. But it was all worth it. And now I am doing something that I truly love. I have been doing it for exactly 23 months now, and still it feels like just 3.

Time sure flies when you fly. Also, when you’re having the time of your life. 🙂

With an awesome bunch at The War Memorial of Korea during my last Incheon flight. :)
With this awesome bunch at The War Memorial of Korea last January. 🙂

FiancéI know right, I keep talking about him now. Somebody strangle me. On June 20, 2014, we announced on Facebook that we were in a relationship. I got a mix of happy and shocked comments. My college friends, who were basically privy to my boyscapades back in the day, were like, “Saan mo napulot yan?” (“Where’d you pick that up?” — wow, it’s even worse in English, hahaha) ’cause he literally (not literally) came out of nowhere. Frankly because I told no one (except my shepherd and my closest girls) about what was going on between us.

Why? Because like with my dream job, I did not want anyone tainting it with their opinions. I wanted our relationship to bloom because we really took the time to just focus on getting to know each other without other people trying to get in on the scoop. I realize now that maybe the reason why the others never worked out was ’cause I kept being fed a mixture of solicited and unsolicited information. Or I just really failed at being a human being.

Thankfully, I haven’t been failing as a human being for almost 2 years now so hurray! LOL.

This was the picture we took on that day. #dugyouth
This was the picture we took on that day. #dugyouth

In these two instances, the common thing I did was to just really pray and discern. I listened to my heart, attuned it to His, and came up with a decision.

I guess my takeaway here, as well as my tip for you, is to be still and know that He is God. Focus on what YOU want and PRAY fervently for it. Pray for your heart’s desire but also pray for the unfolding of His plan in your life, ’cause the harmony of these two will surely be the best thing that will ever happen to you.

You don’t need people’s opinions tainting your decisions, robbing you of your zest, and filling you with unnecessary negativity. You just need to quiet down, talk to God, listen to what He has to say, and do what you can.

This has never failed so far. Do try it and tell me what happens. 🙂

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