Friday, June 21, 2013

Acts of Faith: The going has been rough, and the tough keep going.

Title says it all. It's funny, I re-read a letter I wrote to myself about 2 years ago, and it just helped me put it all into perspective all over again.
*sigh* IT IS WELL :-)

                                                                                                                        June 19, 2011
Dearest Rahilla,

            Here we are again at another overturn – five years later from when you first stepped your foot at one of the most pivotal places in your life (and where you succeeded and conquered might I add) – ready to step into the next phase of your life. You are about to embark on one of the best and worst times of your life… exciting and terrifying, engaging and isolating… rewarding, satisfactory and yet with a lot of troughs. It will be hard, I won’t lie. There will be days when you will lay in bed and cry and will want nothing else than to run, give up and go home – but don’t. Hang in there a little bit longer and you will conquer and be right where He wants you to be.
            Here we are again – drafting you a letter to keep you strong through the next five years of your life. First things first, you need to remember these things:

            *** The letter for college still applies!!!***

1.     God has brought you here for such a time as this, for a reason and to accomplish a purpose. So honor Him in all that you do. Be honest, remember to love and give of love freely, your neighbor as yourself. And remember to love yourself as well. You must remain alive to do His bidding.
2.     In all that you do, do it WELL, strive for quality. Be the best at what you do – in lab, with your colleagues, in your studies and in your friendships. No one can ever lose from you giving the best of yourself that your conscience can allow to them. Nothing can detriment from your trying your best at finding the answer.
3.     Never take anything personal. Forgive easily and let go even faster. You are flawed, people are flawed – and inspite of it all, not everything is about you. You must remember that trivialities and trifles in life exist, not everyone is out to get you and yet no everyone will like you – regardless you must still move on. Live, Laugh, Love. Remember if all else fails, He loves you inspite of you and forgives you inspite of you, and hence you must forgive and let go inspite of circumstances.
4.     Always be true to yourself. Your principles, your values, your beliefs and your instinct. The foundation and core of yourself is what keeps you going. At the end of a hard bustling day of life, you lay on the bed you make, and hence you must always live up to the notions that will leave you in peace. There is no need to please others or live out of fear of hurting others – you must remember to do what will leave you at peace with yourself at the end of the day.
5.     Above all, remember to whom you owe all of this journey to – your Maker and the architect of your destiny. He allows you your free will and the gift of enjoying the pleasure of pursing that which gives you some fulfillment. Remember where you steam from – the Word of the Almighty God, the One who smiles at you and covers you by the justification of His Son’s blood.

Hold down your Forte, He loves you deeply.
Penciled by His Leading,

P.S. So, how are you? Tell me below :-)


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