“Sometimes it’s okay not to be okay.”
That was the most comforting advice I heard from one of my leaders. I hold back the tears that tried to escape from my eyes after hearing what she said. I was really physically exhausted, mentally drained, and emotionally shattered. But I still resolved to fight a good fight of faith and to finish the race because that is who I am.
As a cell leader, you always view yourself as someone strong, courageous, has good problem solving skills (close to perfection) faithful and someone who doesn’t give in to petty things. But we can’t deny the fact that we are humans, there are times we lose control, we become vulnerable to attacks, we’re defeated by our emotions. It’s inevitable that there are mornings that you feel like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You can’t prevent bad days from happening in your life, a time that you need to deal with a difficult situation or people, an instance when you feel like life started not to be so appealing to you and you don’t feel great. God put us in that situation to reveal to us that:
The battle is not fight alone
The fact that you’re not alone in this journey called life is a consoling feeling. God has placed people in your life for a reason, they are not just for display. You have family, friends, and fellow believers to help you be better and stronger.
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Life is not always want you want it to be
No matter how strategically and tactically plan your life, it’s the Lord’s plan that will prevail. Kung para sayo, para sayo talaga! It’s a good time to reexamine your life, and to look at it on different angle and perspective. Because there is a way that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to destruction.
There’s beauty in your weakness
If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall. Always be on guard! On your weakness his grace is sufficient for you, for His power is made perfect in your weakness. Therefore boast all the more gladly about your weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on you. Delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when you’re weak, then He is strong in your life.
Chance and time happen to us all
The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.
Just when you think you have something under control, it can all fall apart. Time and chance happen to us all. You have to be the right person, at the right place, at the right time. Don’t be too confident, if that happens experience is your best teacher.
Warrior is a Child
Admit it or not, you have weaknesses and shortcomings. You are vulnerable; you also get hurt and feel disappointed. No matter how strong and mighty you look outside, there is a child inside of you that longs for an encouragement and support from a very loving father that always goes with you in your journey, a father who will never leave you nor forsake you.
Enjoy your journey
Life is not perfect. But that’s what makes it more interesting. It’s unpredictable and is always changing. But everything is just part of a wonderful journey. Along the way, there will be smooth road, sometimes rough and rocky or steep slope but whatever you’re going through right just keep on moving! Daanan mo lang , wag mong tirhan!