16 Jun 2018

Protecting our God given Destiny

It takes a while of walking with God to know and finally have a glimpse into the future that He has for you.

Even when we did not see it, He did. The Lord allows situations to happen, some times even misfortunes to us. It is during these times, when we cling to the Lord, that molds us to be stronger, and be more confident about who we are as a child of God. 

No one would have known that 12 years ago in 2005, everything was set in motion from the time I stepped onto the shores of Australia.

From the time I enquired of the Lord of his will for me to go to Queensland to study, He had confirmed it.

Even when I thought I almost was never going to graduate from university, the Lord was with me through out the whole journey. I had failed my practicum, and could not graduate. Yet, everyone in church had been praying for me.

My housemate had pointed out to me that it was not a coincidence that the entire church was praying for me, and God's hand was behind the scenes throughout that whole time.

Instead, He had turned the whole situation around to something that would serve me and would change the course of my future for the years to come.

Even now, my very unspiritual cousin KG pointed out that the Lord had been equally guiding his every step of the way through the years.

It was not a coincidence how the Lord had guided his steps, just like mine, that we both would end up meeting in Melbourne, to have him staying with me for the past one year.

The Lord opened my eyes to realise that the Devil has a bounty out for my life, when I thought myself worthless and lack of confidence.

The enemy knew something about my future that I didn't, when the enemy  started shooting arrows in my direction. I told the Lord, if there is something He had needed me to accomplish, He has to find ways of covering me through the journey until the task was complete.

John 10:10 says that the Enemy has come to steal, kill, and destroy. But Christ  has come to give us life, and life abundantly.

Our heavenly Father, will never let any of his children come to harm. For we are His, and He will cover us, protect us and defend us when we seek Him.

3 Jan 2018

Digital Perm @ FM Beauty Salon, Strathfield

On my third day in Sydney, I finally had the time to head to the hairdressers.

I don't normally mind heading to the local one in Tarneit locally, but I was looking for an Asian styled cut, and all the ones on my area were Caucasians. Since I was heading to Sydney, I decided to just catch two birds with one stone.

                                   

                                   

1 Jan 2018

Welcome to 2018

Today is the first day of the year 2018.

Sitting (surprise, surprise) at the Sports Bar in The Star, Sydney, I finally have the time to sit down to reflect and write a short note about this past year.

(Basically ignoring everything else, whilst waiting for Jess to come here and catch up with me).

This morning, I was busy cleaning down the house, and watering the garden as I will be away for the week. I couldn't be able to know if my plants will survive the impending heat of Melbourne's weather this week when I am away, but I pray my good houseminder, Elaine will be there to save the day!

2017 was a year when I tried my hand at starting many different business endeavours, from childcare and catering. It was mentally challenging, especially when I was in a tight financial situation almost all the time.

However, when I finally made the decision to put down the childcare, a job in Montessori teaching fell into my hands. I really felt it was the right thing to do, as I had not had to struggle to look for this position that I currently still am in.

With office politics abound, I felt as though God's hands were on me. It felt  like there was a hedge protecting me from getting involved in it.

In reflecting as a Montessori teacher working with preschoolers, I learnt many things about consequences. The  importance of choices we make, and how it could affect the life of another many years down the road.

How the choices that a parent makes could have an effect on their children many years to come, as they grow into adulthood.

How the bad habits that parents allow to  develop in their children, affect their success in their adulthood, which takes  even more years to undo its effects. What parents hold true, will take root, do and don't do, will pass down to their children.

As the Holy Scriptures say, train the child in the way he should go, and when they grow up, they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6)

There are many things this year I wish I could have had, but they have yet to be achieved. I will never know if it will even come to pass, but I must not give up hope.

That I have a hope in a future that as I continue to serve my Lord, and my community, they will one day bear fruit.

31 Dec 2017

On the last day of 2017

Writing this on New Year's Eve, in the last half an hour of the year 2017 in Melbourne, Australia