A blessed morning to everyone!
I am Bryan, from the Young Adult Ministry in COG-Jabez. By the way, I am a teacher by profession, and the time I finished bachelor’s degree, it is the will for me to be a teacher.
I used to work in an Islamic School for roughly seven years. I was praying and asking the Lord that I could have a purpose why I am here on earth. But after numerous revelations coming from God, I then filed my resignation. One of the Lord’s messages for me is “You’re the right person in the wrong place.” And it was confirmed by our Senior Pastor, Ptr. Anthony, in his preaching in our camping.
Fast forward, I applied to a public school. When it was time for the release of the results, I was very confident that I would be in the ranking because of my credentials. I was expecting that I would pass but surprisingly, my name was not on the list.
Little did I know, God is reminding me that I need Him. We need Him in all aspects of our lives. He does not want us to forget that and boast ourselves.
Just to share, I am not the type of person who travels when I get stressed, discouraged nor broken-hearted. There’s no place for me to go but to the sanctuary of the Lord- at the ExCEL service. And true enough, after I attended two to three services, God revealed to me His message through this verse, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21)
This time, I tried to apply for a professor position but more on office work. I told myself, maybe it’s not the time yet. Indeed, God reminded that He allows those delays for He wants us to retract and to align once more in God’s way. I thank God because, before July starts, I was included in the ranking!
I believe that He has reasons to let the delays. The Lord wants us to realize that we need Him in all aspects of our lives. I also believe that those who are working with complicated schedules can relate to me that it is hard to spend quality time with your family. I imagined myself back then, I felt like I was working abroad yet my family was just in Paranaque. Not only to my family, but I was also too selfish to spend time with God. God knocked on my heart several times to have more time in the ministry. These were during the time that I had no work and I focused on spending my time in those aspects. I, then, realized that God is very important in my life. Thank you!