Sonship 3.0

This blog was originally posted, June 13, 2014. 

I remember nung elementary or high school ako, kapag may project kami na connected sa arts, crafts, pagtatahi, etc.. basta sa subject na MAPEH at TLE., nagpapatulong ako palagi sa parents ko. Kapag yung ginagawa nila parang hindi okay sa paningin ko o katulad sa naiisip ko, naiinis talaga ako.  Pero pag natapos, bigla kong marerealized na mas tama at mas maganda pala yung paraan ng pagkakagawa nila.

Most of the time, this happens in our walk with the Lord, minsan may sarili tayong ways and thoughts sa mga gusto nating mangyari sa buhay natin but when those things didn’t happen the way we want, expect or imagine, lalabas na yung doubt, impatience, grumble, fear, plan B..

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3rd year College. Lalo na ang Second semester. Ang taon na kahit magtime management ka, di mo masusunod at magawa. Parang paligsahan palagi ng school works. Sabay sabay. Di mo alam kung ano ang uunahin. Pag may matatapos, may darating ulit na bago. Mga professor na sa tingin mo baka ibabagsak ka. Combo sa overnight, sleepless nights at “emo” nights. Yes, fear and hopeless heart set in. To the point na sinabi mo na lang kay God na, “God, ikaw na lang talaga ang pag-asa at lakas ko.” With all the grace, wisdom and strength from God left within you, itinuloy mo ang laban kahit alam mong hinang hina ka na at gusto mo na magpahinga.

Pero pagkatanggap ko ng grades ko for the 2nd sem, hahaha! lahat naguumpisa sa 1!! (not to mention what I did, my facial expressions, gestures and actions hehe) Sa tatlong taon ko na iniimagine at pinagdadasal ang ganitong grades, sa semester pa na sobra akong nahirapan at para saken imposible ko natanggap!

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Kung parang isang kaldero ng kanin ang thoughts at ways ni God, isang butil lang ng bigas ang sa akin. Hindi pa luto di ba? (Nahugot ko lang kasi may nagluluto) IBA ANG UTAK AT PUSO NI GOD SA UTAK AT PUSO KO.

Marami pang ibang story last school year kung saan ‘to pinarealized saken ni Lord katulad…

-Nung nagkaroon ng conflict nung first semester sa class namin and nagkaroon kami ng fear na baka di na namin mabalik yung relationship at di na namin sila mareach out pero dumating yung second semester, may umaattend na sa service, may nag121 at small group pa!

-Nung ‘di inanswer ni Lord na makasama kami sa Top 4 sa Musical Finals. But at the end I realized, mas lalo pang nabuild yung relationship naming magkaklase and He molded me through it.

-Nung naassigned ako magpray for UMak sa opening nung Foundation Day na pwede namang iba na lang, it just brought me more appreciation sa purpose ni God for me kung bakit Nya ko inilagay dun, more courage and confidence makapagsalita bilang isang estudyanteng Kristyano sa harap ng mga taong may mataas na posisyon and more love and vision to my campus.

-Nung tumakbo ako sa SSG pero yung buong party namin natalo. But at the end, He molded me again through it and revealed things to me na akala ko hindi ko kaya and higit sa lahat, (etong bakasyon nya lang inimpress saken) I believe may iba syang purpose para saken sa huli kong taon sa college… and yun ang campus ministry sa UMak.

>> DO-BE-DO-BE-DO

God taught me 5 things from the past school year.

  1. Kanina when I said, “With all the grace, wisdom and strength from God left within you” actually that’s already enough! Kapag alam mong kasama mo si Jesus, tuloy pa rin ang laban! because Jesus is more than enough! He is the GREAT I AM.
  2. When you are unable, God is able. Ilalabas Niya yung power at glory Niya sa mga situations na para sa’yo imposible at ‘di mo kaya. He is SOVEREIGN and IN CONTROL.
  3. His works are not dependent on our performance or deeds. It is based on who He is, on His character, on His word, on His promise or covenant with us. Kapag gusto Nyang ibigay at gawin yan sa’yo, He will do it. He is FAITHFUL.
  4. We don’t need to understand all things before we follow God or for us to follow God. Follow God first and moment by moment, He will let us understand those things. He is our PURPOSE and PRIORITY.    
  5. Most of the time mas concern Siya sa heart at character mo kesa sa kung anong ginagawa mo. Kapag alam mong He is using you for His purpose to bring a change to the ‘outside’. He is also using that to bring a change to you in the ‘inside’. He is a GREAT GOD. 

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SONSHIP 1.0 taught me that disciplines, hardships, challenges, trials and testings in life are all part of God’s love for us and God’s work in us.

 SONSHIP 1.0

SONSHIP 2.0 taught me that despite how unfaithful you and your circumstances are, God is indeed faithful.

SONSHIP 2.0

Sonship 3.0 taught me that God really has better and greater plans for us – better than what we can think or imagine.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

-Isaiah 55:8-9

God said “No”, “Not yet”, “Wait”? He has something greater & bigger in His mind.

God put you there and now parang di mo makita yung purpose? He has something greater & bigger in His mind.

Satisfied with what you have and where you are right now? He has something greater & bigger in His mind.

Naiisip mo na kung saan ka papunta at babagsak in the future? He has something greater & bigger in His mind.

He makes beautiful things out of the dust! Everything is beautiful in God’s time, God’s hand and God’s mind & God’s heart. And I’m really excited because Sonship 4.0 Journey is about to begin! See you again next year as God continue to write His story through this journey! 😉

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