a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart!
Love you all. This year’s Christmas has been a very special one for me indeed! :)
Peace, love, & joy.
People around me have just started to realize what their convictions are.
Pardon my ego, but I’m glad I had gone through this phase of life when I was in 7th grade. That was a groundbreaking moment for me, when my eyes were opened to what I really have to fight for in life.
Again and again, I am only human. I fell deep down last year, but I was not completely lost. I remembered who I am. This is what made me even stronger day by day.
Honestly and genuinely speaking, Jesus Christ is the ultimate foundation of my identity. As of right this moment, I’m still fighting to become a better person for Him. I am only human, but He is all-powerful.
Forever vindicated, justified, and redeemed by the truth… This is the deepest kind of happiness I will always have with me - through good times and bad times.
I hope to grow even more. I’m not better than anyone; but if anyone would think of me wiser and happier than he is, it’s all because of Him who guides me every second of my life.
is one usual thing for me now. It may sound very sad and pitiful, but I refuse the feel that way. On the contrary, rejection helps me to regain the strength within me, which helps me to stand strong even when nobody’s around.
“3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” -Romans 5:3-5
From this verse, I learned that even during hard times, whatever it is, must preserve our joy by looking at the bright side of life but also dealing with the not-so-bright side of life. If we are successful in this first step, we’ll have the strength and patience to endure obstacles. Without realizing it, our character will gradually develop until we can see great things beyond our problems and situations today. We become excited with life and ready to face the next challenges in life.
I know that words are easy to be said and real actions are hard to do, but hold on to this principle anyway. I know with my whole being that this is true, because I’ve gone through it many times in my life. This, itself, doesn’t make me an “expert”, because I still fail sometimes. Failures should be stepping stones not stumbling blocks. So if we fail but we don’t learn from it, it will only become stumbling blocks for us and defer the process in getting up and moving forward. However, if we learn from our mistakes and not repeat it (that’s why we live carefully), our hope will not be deferred. Instead, our hope may come faster than we think.
I hope this post refreshes your soul just as much it has refreshed mine. What I’m doing is not to lecture anyone, but to encourage others and remind myself of this truth too. We are all living life and we can live it happily when we know how to handle it.
With a big smile on my face,