In August last year, I received a text message that says a meteor shower is about to take place at exactly 1AM. I was kind of sluggish-hesitant. But as the same old child-hearted me who believes in wishing upon stars and fairy tales pleaded, I opted to stay awake.
At 10PM, I was glued watching the compelling debate about the infamous RH Bill. The program lasted almost two and a half grueling hours. I drained several more minutes pondering on what to do next just to wear the hours out.
Then, the clock read 12:59AM. I was about to gaze upon the dreamy night sky and try to scour for a falling star. But something over the center table caught my attention–a Kerygma magazine issued way back 2005.
I flipped over the pages, and I guess, my fingers inadvertently turned to the last page of the magazine. The article read, “No Buts, No Ifs.” My heart melted in an instant. The title stirred up an adrenaline rush. I believe it was really meant for my perusal.
What about the meteor shower? Was my time wasted away pointlessly?
For those who invested their time reading this blog, congratulations! That’s because God predestined you to take a look at this piece.
“If we believe that there are no if's in God’s world, then we can rest assured that where we are right now is where God wants us to exactly be.”
I was one of those girls who wished that my first boyfriend should end up as my husband. I had visualized a lot of ideals such as this one.
If I had chosen a business/communications course instead of nursing, my career would have been a skyscraper or as dramatic as a meteor shower.
Having read “No Buts, No Ifs” made me truly aware why God allowed me to be in the position where I am in: why I am my parents’ daughter, my friends’ friend, a struggling young professional, and most importantly His faithful servant.
Having ifs and buts is a human log jam. We should emulate Job. We should appreciate everything that God planned for us. We should acknowledge every blessing or detour He puts on our plate because He meant all of those to happen–to allow our faith to grow in every joyful or painful circumstance.
He alone knows that gloomy days don’t eat up the third of the life He had drawn for us. He is our ‘Life Architect,’ who put together every minute detail in our lives.
The text message only served as an instrument for me to discover the most conspicuous shooting star in the form of publication—the wonderfully written article that validated a wonderfully constructed life from God.
"Lord, I know this is where you want me to be. Not for the reason that it’s where I’m after, but because this is only a segment of your well-written plans for me." As He promised, he ended it with my all-time favorite Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11. And it’s like I heard a soft voice whisper in my ear, “My child, you have My word.”
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