Here are some things I've learned, not just with TAC's closing in mind, but life, in general, with all its disappointments:
- Knowing God's sovereign in all things is a source of comfort. I always knew that He is in control, but when life brings unexpected turns, this truth becomes more real and that brings peace of mind.
- When I seek God's wisdom, pursue excellence and work with integrity as I embark on opportunities set before me, I can live without regrets with the decisions I make.
- I'm reminded again to have compassion for others as we are all affected by the economic hardships all over the world. I need to pray more often for the many friends affected by unemployment, foreclosures, etc.
- Everything happens for a reason. The Bible says, "All things work together for good to those who love God" (Romans 8:28). And it's exciting if and when I finally know what the reason is.
- Every bump in the road is an opportunity to shine for Christ. Every sorrow/suffering/difficulty we face changes us. It's up to us if we will become bitter or better people because of it. I have to keep in mind that it's the better people who make real impact in the world and that's what I want to be.
- I am so blessed to have Kris by my side. Disappointments/challenges are hard, but having someone committed to you to go through with the hardships is a blessing. Troubles become adventures and, hand in hand, we both look forward to what lies ahead. Problems make our bond stronger and I learn to appreciate more the wonderful gift that I have in him. I believe God expands our capacity to love as we grow in Him and I know our love for each other grows with each difficulty we go through together. For that alone it is worth facing the challenges!
- Finally, the troubles of this world make me long more for heaven, where there are no tears or sorrows. My faith will become sight and I will enjoy a perfect communion with my Savior for eternity.
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