Transitioning to Another Season

I miss my Youth group days,

• when my friends & I would only hope for a love life because God is still molding us to be the right women for the person we’ll love & God will bring,

• when we could only think of the places we’ll go after earning money,

• when we would only be praying for the subjects that we needed to pass,

• when I would meet with my ladies on a Saturday to share what God had revealed to me during the past week & enjoy my Sabbath day every Friday,

• when my college buddies & I enjoy the night with the latest drama of our lives.

A lot of things has changed now. Some received what we prayed for, some continues to wait. We grew as individuals. Some of us are earning money and traveling for work & not just for pleasure. Subjects turned into presentations and meetings for the bosses. We’re dating great people whom God faithfully placed in our lives. We lost our sense of melancholic characteristic but the strength to overcome recurring problems developed. We may not be able to meet on a weekly basis for a small group but we’re involved with another small groups that help us gain more insight about the real world and diversities of people. You see, as the teacher in Ecclesiastes mentioned that there is a season for everything. If I could turn back time, I wish I’d never looked forward in the future as much as I did. I wish I enjoyed it. When the clock was ticking and we were about to leave our beloved university, I felt nothing. In my mind, I was hoping to get over it and move on.

I realized that our time should be spent wisely. Be wise by making yourself better instead of enjoying a company of people who will eventually pull you down and drag you to struggle in life. Stop quitting, take heart, and commit to plans that will develop work ethics in you. Don’t take your time and other’s time for granted.

Lastly, make a habit that will make you look forward to spending time with God. The more you experience God, the more you’ll say, “No regrets!”

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Solution to Depression

One thing that helped me survived suicidal episodes of my life is whenever I pray and read the Bible. It all ended when God showed a dream and gave me a verse that rebuked me so hard,
 
Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? (Ecclesiastes 7:17)
 
Then, someone I love told me angrily after complaining about life for so many times, “You want to die? I’ll help you do it.”
It opened my eyes and made me feel like Depression itself was talking to me. I got so angry at it that I want to punch it. Deep inside I protested, “I want to live. I’m not dying!” 
When depression comes and tries to steal your joy, hit it back and don’t swim with it. From now on, I will never allow it in my heart, mind, and soul.

A Fresh Start

If you can remember, I used to blog in danaabad.com. However, life threw its greatest bombs at me to the point that I couldn’t even speak up for myself.

Now, I’m at my greatest state. I am surrounded with great people and I’m currently expanding my horizons through different experiences.

This wouldn’t be possible if God left me. He is indeed a God who is faithful to His words. If He says, “I will never leave you or forsake you,” He will fulfill it until the end of time. Truly, God’s grace is sufficient in my weakness.

So, here I am, writing again; trying to exhaust everything within me through typing words and composing sentences. With all of my heart, I hope that you’ll find my blogs insightful and worthy to be read.

 

Love,
Dana A.