Ever wondered why sometimes we don’t have peace?
Making all things big deal to us?
Yung mas madalas ngarag pa tayo tignan,
kaysa sa mga madalas mag-overtime sa work?
Yung tipong Monday pa lang, feeling Friday na.
Baka naman kaya mas burdened pa yung feeling natin
kasi lahat ng bagay pinoproblema na natin kahit hindi naman dapat.
Wasting our time overthinking on the things
we don’t have control, yet we try to control.
Three of the many things na nagagawa sa atin ng pag-aalala
ay ang mga bagay na tulad nang…
It steals away our joy
Makes us older than our real age
Allows us to live in fear and anxiety
Na alam naman nating nakasisira ito
ng puso at being ng isang tao. Nakababaliw.
Pero sa mga panahong labis ang ating pag-aalala
at hindi mapakali, ano ba ang mas magandang response?
SIMPLY DO NOT FRET OR WORRY
“Madali lang sabihin ‘yan pero mahirap gawin, Chinkee…”
I do not neglect this fact. Sa umpisa siguro, oo.
But know that words are powerful,
that it can even destroy or build lives.
If we say it to ourselves several times,
sooner or later magiging totoo ito sa buhay natin.
Dahil psychologically, we condition and prepare ourselves.
Walang nakukuha sa madaliang proseso.
Lahat ng bagay o pagkakataon sa buhay ay may long method.
Kaya’t kung ngayon pa lang ay sisimulan nating i-condition
ang sarili na hindi mag-aalala, dahan-dahan ay magagawa natin.
It takes time and perseverance to act on what we believe.
LIFT EVERY CONCERNS TO GOD IN PRAYER
“How often do you pray?”
“When is the best time to pray?”
“What is the importance of prayer to you?”
Have we ever asked ourselves these questions
and wondered why some people choose to pray
rather than panic, worry and exhaust themselves,
get disappointed because of unmet expectations?
It is because they are confident that God knows everything
even before they ask in prayer. He knows our very concerns,
and that He will always graciously give us peace when we ask it from Him.
He knows us more than we know ourselves.
And nothing can go wrong sa power of prayer at pagtitiwala sa Diyos.
We must always fight our battles on bended knees.
GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES
One of the highest forms of thanksgiving is worship.
Giving praises to God no matter what our situation is.
Whether good, neutral or worst ang pinagdadaanan natin.
We worship and sing praises to Him
not because of what blessing or comfort He is giving us,
but of who He is – His attributes and being as GOD alone.
Let us always remember and meditate on this truth
everytime we feel like we will break into worry rather than faith:
“We know that in all things God works for good
with those who love him, those whom he has called
according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 (GNT)
“Ang problema minsan sa atin ay pinoproblema natin ang mga bagay na hindi naman dapat problemahin. Be a warrior and not a worrier.”
-Chinkee Tan. Filipino Motivational Speaker.
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
What is your first reaction when problems come?
Who do you go to when you seemed to not know what to do?
How much do you trust God with the things around you?