Find the balance between contentment and ambition
I just want to share one aid in my devotion from Joyce Meyer pertaining to dreams and visions. I have read this a year (or two) ago and came across it once again today. I pray that whatever dreams or visions you may have, whether simple, short-term, long-shot, or almost-impossible, and if you’re on the verge of quitting, if that dream is placed by God in your heart, may you not give up on them. It’s one thing that no one can take away from you. It’s one thing God would want you to accomplish. I pray that these words through its writer may help you as well. :) http://merieisms.blogspot.com/2013/06/206-finding-balance-between-contenment.html
Jump-Start Your Dreams
What is the dream that God’s placed in your heart? I’m not asking if you have one, I already know it’s there because God gives all of us dreams.
I’ve seen people do all kinds of things to their dreams. Some people bury them so deep in their hearts in order to protect them from the criticism of others. Some people set them out of sight so they don’t have to think about them anymore. And some people finally just give up on their dreams because it hurts too much to hold on.
Wake up not for your job, your school, not anything less than your goals and dreams.
Dan Zadra (via thresca)
My workstation for tonight…
Just when I thought I already gave up, I’m giving myself a last chance.
The ~usual~ Saturday for me ‘cept that it jump-started really early cos of my new shift that now ends at 12mn. I was able to spend longer time with him with my much-craved isaw and mangga-plus-bagoong (c/o Mercato) and a good 1-hr full body Swedish massage. Spent a good time sleeping too. Got bored so I decided to help myself by hitting the mall. Did some little shopping. Bought magazines for some prospect designs. Passed by The Fabric Warehouse to look for the right fabric and hope to meet the tailor anytime soon. HOPEFULLY this week or Sunday next week the latest. I’m taking the tiniest of the steps I could to live it.
I said and I thought I wouldn’t give up. Maybe I’ll just consider it as a hiatus — an indefinite hiatus. The dream I will repress and from time to time will let it resurface just for the fondness and memory. Or for more suffering… Or a slap… That after all these years of chasing, maybe it’s time to at least rest. Halt. And take that path others helped you actually prepare. Maybe at some point from where you are to begin again, you’ll find the path you wanted, but who knows, the next time around both paths connected.
Start doing things you love.
I just need to vent this out.
I left my first job so quick because I feel like I was on the lowest point of my life. I was really thinking of studying and pursuing a path I’ve always wanted. It’s been 15 months and where am I? Working as a research analyst — no near from what I’ve always wanted and even farther from where I used to be. And when I think over things and think and think all over it again, sometimes a thought of ‘maybe it’s not for me’ crosses my mind. But I STILL WANT IT. Most of the time I think I’m running out of time but funny how over the past weeks when I think over the same stuffs the thought of staying and holding on weighs more than hybernating again. It’s not that I’m giving up my dreams but trying to open my mind that maybe I can be better with what I have now. I’m not leaving just yet and I’m not giving up either. I’m still looking on that vast horizon ahead of me but with a clearer and better view this time.
I’m bored. I miss the old times. I need something new. I have senti and being emo and being dramatic tendencies when it’s raining. I recall my dreams and feels sad that they’re still dreams. I look at my wish list and still there’s nothing slashed out yet. You get the feeling. And then suddenly I miss us. Labo.
Someone from our Bible Study class raised this question and we thought that it was very important to discuss it. She asked: “What is it like to ‘do everything for God’? Does it mean always praying, always attending church events, always reading the Bible and not doing anything else?”
One of the posts that I believe is right on time for me to read.
Neil Gaiman (On living your dream) (via thresca)
I TRIED. But I need to try even more and practice even harder. This is why i wanted to study SO MUCH. I am not contented with what I can do now. I believe I can improve more.