It was on January of this year that I passed-by some posters in one of the malls in the city that tells about the future: for your career, health, love life, family, etc. I thought reading things like this would be so much fun! I even captured a snapshot of the poster which says: “It is a green light for you this year. Career wise, the door is open for you. You will finally get your dream of having that nook in your office with the wonderful view”, my horoscope says.
I grinned. A bit excited. I went home.
My days went on. I was enjoying my laid-back life, convenient, easy-go-lucky and as if things just come and go. I thought that nothing so hard and complicated in life that I just cannot hurdle. Self-reliant? Yes I am aware that as a christian, there is no one else that I should rely on so much in this life but God. But that was how I see myself before (sigh). Somehow, things just became boring, day in and day out.
One morning, my husband disbursed this news to me. We were called as a family to work in our denominational university in Luzon. I just stared at him with disbelief! What? Why? How? These are the words that came out from my mouth.
It was indeed the time when we have to drop down on our knees; together we spent nights talking to our Creator, asked for enlightenment.
I started to search for answers to my unending questions. Why us? Why now when we’ve started planning for our retirement? What about my investments? My questions and worries went on….
And finally, the decision was made…to move to another place…to start anew.
Moving to a place that I haven’t been yet and meeting people whom I considered as complete strangers is no good at all, I thought. Will I be happy? Or is God happy with my decision? I made a decision – TO TRUST HIM MORE, just as a blind person putting his trust on the one person leading the way for him.
On my first day of work:
Who could have thought that this majestic scenery is what we will be seeing in our new workplace?
As I recall few months back, “It is a green light for you … You will finally get your dream of having that nook in your office with the wonderful view”. But to my understanding, there is a much bigger reason than what was written on the poster in the mall. I believe that it is by God’s grace that I am able to witness His miracle through this majestic view!
Not only literally has this been a breath of fresh air but realizing I am living a life away from the hustle and bustle of the city and being able to rely more on God and less on myself…i guess is a fresh air. 😀
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and LEAD ME IN THE WAY EVERLASTING”. Psalm 139:23-24