As I stated in my last blog post, this semester has been a rough one for me — in every aspect. Just because things were very rough for me doesn’t mean that I will let off my principles. Much on the contrary, I must add. Honesty, hard word, respect for others and caring for students is still what I believe and always going to believe.
A regular person without hope would have simply given up and folded if they would have experienced what I’ve passed though but I never give up or fold. In my opinion, everybody should live their lives exactly the same way. Never giving up.
Misfortunes come and go and so do ocean waves. I guess what differentiates me from many other education professionals is my degree of hope and focus on the positive things in life. I’m still hopeful that something wonderful will happen this Summer for our family. A lot of things happen in a period of a month or so. It ain’t over yet.
I’m from the position that a dream is worth pursuing, all the way. Never will I ever give up on what is right and fair. For me, my family matters quite a lot and staying close to them is important to me. I’m hopeful for as great tomorrow and a prosperous future.
Why? Because I believe in a just God. What God gives, He can take it away. I understand that. But what God gives to those who ask for the right reasons can’t be quantified by anybody that you or I know.
I just know that everything will be all right. I’m hopeful. Giving up on my dreams? Never.
” The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:8); “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23:1-6).
There is no reason to be alarmed or worried, brothers and sisters. God is good and He will take care of you and me. We don’t lack anything in God as he owns it all. Our God is a generous one. He is a protector — a fair and honest God. The Lord is our strongest shield and will comfort us in times of distress and pain. Quiet waters are coming our way because God is good and just. In this life, we need to look at things objectively and be willing to accept the fact that we are, more often than not, in control of our own destiny and that’s okay. Christians must keep the faith and move their lives forward despite the many challenges that we face on a daily basis. It is the nature of life and many times… the Lord’s will. Everything happens for a reason under the sun.
One thing is for sure: Don’t be discouraged… “Be strong and courageous for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).