I used to live in the dark, caged by self-pity, insecurity, addiction, and sin, but Grace came into my life. Jesus Christ, in His love for me, unabashedly shone forth His glory in my life and flooded my world with His Light. He exposed everything to me as they were, and I am forever grateful.
It makes so much sense to me now why Jesus Christ said that He was the Light of the World. In my heart, right now, He was more than that. He was the Light of me, the Light of my life. I was lost and confused, but there came a time I asked Him for help, and I started receiving His love and grace. I felt like the sun had risen in my life and I started seeing things differently.
I saw self-pity differently. I realized that it was mere deception to make me look at myself through the lens of the world and the Enemy who would never care for my good, instead of the lens of the Cross. I saw my future differently. It was bright and beautiful because of Jesus Christ, regardless of my past and my sins. I saw myself differently. I was not my body or my mistakes or my status; I was a daughter of the King of kings. I was righteous, loved, precious, valued, forgiven, set apart, and blessed. I was as my Father in heaven says so.
These things are just a few of the things whose meanings have changed under the light of my Savior. It is wonderful to just wake up every morning and know that He is with you everyday to provide His light to your eyes as you encounter many things that used to confuse you. It is amazing to be walking in the Light as well as in the Truth, because the One who is both those things walks with you for every day of eternity.
Hi, beloved! Quite frankly, I joined an organization in UPLB because of two reasons. First, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone. Joining UP MUN has introduced me to various fields that interest me right now: international politics, domestic politics, culture in different countries, human rights, diplomacy, debates, speeches, and writing resolutions. They are things that I’ll never learn in my course.
College has offered to me many opportunities to diversify my knowledge and skills and I don’t want these to go to waste. I’ve met a lot of people who taught me different things, and I don’t regret that.
Second, I wanted to be ‘useful.’ I’d been very active in extra-curricular activities since I was in high school, and I think I missed that. When I joined the org, I had more chances to help and to use/practice my skills in Photoshop and other things.
Beloved, I’m not saying that being part of an organization is all good. I am not also saying that it’s really, really bad. There will always be pros and cons. You would have to manage your time carefully so as not to neglect your family, friends, and academics. You will still need to think outside the box (as in think outside your org’s ideologies) when you’re dealing with other people. Most of all, you have to remember that you are a child of God first, before anything else.
I admit that my life has never been that simple when I joined an organization. I’ve made poor decisions that further complicated things, but despite all that, I’ve seen my Father move in my life and pour out His grace to come to my aid. I’ve gained wisdom. I’ve matured. I just thank God that He’s been with me through it all. Haha. You’re greatly blessed, beloved!