Don’t Just Endure! Enjoy!

Posted on March 10, 2012 by Cathy in , ,
It’s 1am and my day is just ending. For the past couple of months, things had been like this. Waking up early and off to bed really late. And many, many times I feel like the day is not enough to finish all the things that need to get done.

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Do you sometimes also feel like this? When there are so much stuff to do, so much lessons to study, so much tasks to accomplish?

When this times come, I remember this little quote from Twitter I saw a couple of months ago. It really is simple but has been very instrumental in reminding me to make the most out of every moment and really enjoy every single day (every task, every single second), as it comes.

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It is a sin to merely survive what God has called you
to fully enjoy.
-Ptr. Steven Furtick

The morning I first read this, I was on my way to an interview. And I am so afraid of interviews. ;) At first I was excited because it was for something I really wanted to do. I really wanted to get in.

But on the day of the interview itself, I felt kinda scared and self-doubts began crossing my mind. I dressed up early anyway… but what I had in mind… I just wanted to endure. And it is when I saw this quote on Twitter that changed how I saw that challenge, how I saw that day.

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Enjoying What God Meant For Us To Enjoy
It is very easy for us to get overwhelmed with the challenges that come our way. Exams. Tough deadlines. Name the most challenging obstacle and we see the obstacle instead of the purpose why God allowed them to happen. Most of the time, it is because God wants to strengthen our faith, open our hearts, draw us closer to Him…but sometimes, although this we always forget and sometimes doesn’t even cross our mind, that God wants us to enjoy.

But changing our perspective into God's could make us appreciate and enjoy these challenges the way God wants us to.

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About that day, on the day of the interview… I left the house with a renewed mind, knowing that I am not meant to endure and just get through it but to really enjoy. And so I met many friends and had a great time. And I got in as well! {Thank you Lord for the favor! ;)}

But even if I didn't I was happy and my heart was joyful. Because I spent that day the way God wanted me to. He wanted to put a smile in my heart. By meeting new friends. Getting into a new place. Facing a new challenge. 

Let us all decide to enjoy life and see the beauty of every day--because sometimes, we just don't notice...but Jesus...that is Jesus always there. And so we should rejoice in Him always. Open-mouthed smile

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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3 comments:

manny_ambanloc_rosario said...[Reply to comment]

Cathy, I'm glad your hiatus was not that long. Yet still I wonder what keeps you busy these days? For eversince I discovered this blog, I have known you as a prolific blogger.

Thanks for posting again sister!

Cathy said...[Reply to comment]

@manny_ambanloc_rosario Thank you so much for your message, Kuya Manny! I'm glad you think it was not that long. But I honestly felt like was very long. :D I hope one of these days I can explain and share why and also share new lessons God taught while I was away from the blog. ;)

Please also pray for me. I really want to be back for real this time. LOL ;) Thank you for being a brother in the Lord and for always encouraging.

Kylie said...[Reply to comment]

I feel that way a lot! I'm happy to have found your blog. :)

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