Coffee Overload Before the Flight

Trip Start May 15, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Gloria Jean's (Galleria), Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Emerald), McD's (Emerald)

Flag of Philippines  , Luzon,
Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday night and I've gotten my backpack and trolley bag ready for my flight to the United States. Running through lists and reminders in my head and trying my best not to doze off, I'm really glad that my dear friend Pattie and her friend Rael took the time to accompany me tonight while waiting for my flight early Saturday morning. Visa, Check. Passport, Check. Money, check! I've never really been much of a traveler in my entire life so I was feeling kind of nervous having to travel on international flights on my own. I have never ridden on an airplane before. As I tried to calm my nerves, I could not help but whisper prayers and be thankful for how my life has taken a 180 degree turn.

Like I stated in my previous entry, I was just recuperating from a major heartache and was trying to get my life back on track. Ever since then, I've been praying a lot, seeking counsel from trusted Christian friends and spending quiet times with my Bible and God. My life used to be planned around bar gigs but after a major event I suddenly found myself having a lot of free time and resources to my perusal. There's much truth to the saying that "Whatever the devil has meant for harm, God can turn around for good."

Or as originally derived from Genesis 50:20

20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Romans 8:28 says

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

From my depressed state a lot of breakthroughs and blessings have turned my life around. No one in my family or group of friends could have ever imagined that a simple girl like me would be granted with a US Visa and would be sent by my company abroad for technical training. And no one could have also imagined the stuff that follows hereafter.

I cannot help but relate to the story of Joseph the Dreamer. God intended a great destiny for Joseph but nobody believed it and many people came against it. It took a long time coming and Joseph had to go through the fire of testing and waiting but God made good with His promise. In the end, Joseph became the supreme governor of Egypt, second only to Pharaoh. And through him a whole nation was blessed. And when the time came for him to confront his brothers who were the very people who caused him much pain and rejection, Joseph was able to face them with much grace and love.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, if ever you've been through much pain and trouble in the recent or distant past, I hope that you also pray and ask for the faith and grace to rise up from your situation. I know that offering things up in God's hands is the best decision anyone can ever do.

Jeremiah 29:11 says
11 For I know the plans I
have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm
you, plans to give you hope and a future.

People go through seasons in life. Sometimes there are seasons of trouble, seasons of blessings, seasons of waiting and seasons of searching. In whatever season of life you may be in, just learn the lesson, grow from it, accept and enjoy it so that you can move on to the next season very much prepared and mature enough to receive the blessing.

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