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Friday, March 29, 2013

Growing Together

As of late, some friends have been asking me WHERE I am... HOW I am doing...WHAT I am doing... 

The month of March is marked by several transitions: seasons change from winter to spring; my youngest sister's goes to Europe to seek her future; the child I used to carry graduated and aced to kindergarten; my Saturdates now go to Mass by themselves; and work just keeps on moving to another level...

I asked myself several times if I were doing the same ~ Is there growth on my part? Am I facing the risks of uncertainty? Am I progressing in my inner spiritual battles? 

Am I growing deeper in my relationship with myself? others? God?

After I came back home from helping out in the convention last week,  I crawled on my bed and just slept for  days...no, it's not the busyness that keeps me from writing or reading... it's this gnawing ache inside that eats up my attention ... I'm giving myself ALL away... And I feel scared...

A news I received weeks ago regarding  work changed my insights. It was a little quake that shook me...It was the same feeling I had when I decided to switch lifestyle five years ago... The thought of losing a job for lack of support from other countries crushed my heart. We had worked our way to elevating our journal's status... 

Then, God surprised us with several good researches at the end of the month ~ enough to keep our journal going (I thank my dear friend Martha who has been constantly praying with me)...

Most people I know go for 'stability' at work ~ a regular pay and assured salary every month. Even my cousin couldn't think of giving up her position for a higher one...I'd often hear her say, "Let me be..." but when asked, "Are you happy?" That mutes other questions...

I guess, these constant pricks I receive are actually catalysts that hasten my adrenalines to act accordingly to situations (Again, I am grateful to Aaron who shared his ebook with me)...

And know what? With every situation I face, I might 'not always' be prepared but...



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14 comments:

  1. Thinking of you in this time of change, Melissa.

    Take care,

    Casey

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    1. Thank you so much Casey. I pray for you too. God bless always!

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  2. Beautiful post, Melissa . . . God will keep you growing in Him, getting stronger in your faith every day. Know I continue to pray for you, dear one!
    Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much dear friend, I know you do. Things may not always be visible but they are always felt so deeply within the heart. Love you so! May God bless you in every way.

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  3. just keep believing. everything has a reason. as long as you have God to guide you? youll definitely grow in life with Him as your guide

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    1. Hi Phioxee :) You have a pretty odd name anyways, thank you for visiting my page. Yes, I agree that everything has a reason, though it may not be very visible at the moment. It's the Year of Faith and what an amazing adventure God seeks out for me...

      God bless :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing, Melissa. There's room for change and growth in all of us - and you, my dearest friend are so open to the working of God's spirit within you. In my experience, God always provides - I've been without a 'job' several times and suddenly I'd get some unexpected money, seemingly out of nowhere, but I knew it was God's way of showing that He would take care of me. I know you'll experience the same. ♥

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    1. Thanks God BS :) I am so relieved to hear that there's so much space in us to grow!

      Lots of love! I trust.

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  5. Dearest Mom,
    your every article is a lesson for me. As you once told me, everything should be left to God. He knows what is best for us. yet I worry sometimes about the outcome of things. I know this is bad, this is a sign of lessening of my faith in Him, yet I worry! I feel so foolish at such times!
    -Portia

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    1. I think it's natural in all of us to react on situations ~ we worry and think of ways to alleviate our stress...and then we think of God and let go...

      Having faith does not only mean that we let God and do nothing. It is something 'active.' :) God bless you and your family always!

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  6. Melissa - such a powerful post! Good work, I'm glad I landed up on your blog from facebook. The questions you asked yourself about growth and uncertainty and spiritual growth are scary ones. haha Ones I don't dare ask myself:) Actually I do but not too often because afraid of the answers.

    My own experiences with uncertainty and God is that God tends to see how faithful we really are in moments of uncertainty. The more we trust and put our faith in him, the more strength we have to deal with the circumstances that come our way. the more faith we have, the more circumstances work out in our favor.

    Thank you for sharing your life pricks with us and reminding us that they are catalysts to move us forward and help us grow!

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    1. Thank you very much Vishnu :) We're always in the process of becoming ... and sometimes, we just want to see the results immediately.

      Thanks for sharing your wonderful insights. God bless :)

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  7. AMEN! And God is directing and guiding each of your steps, along the way. Don't be afraid, for He is always with you!!! Sending love and prayers your way.

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    1. Speriamo Lisa :)

      Lots of love always!

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