Sunday, October 16, 2016

To The Ambitious Ones and Over Achievers

   As your heart trembles and doubts, remember you are not alone. You get through the day, the week, the month, thankfully even the whole year. There are big hopes and dreams that fill your head but you never know if they'll ever actually be in your future. You strive to be the best and try to grow as much as you can. In your academics, extra-curricular activities, as well as the different roles you have in every aspect of your life. Do this, do that. Be this, be that. Despite the quiet whispers of the world, you try to be smart enough not to listen. But I guess you just have this feeling the only way you'll reach for the stars is by listening to those nonsense distractions.

   Let me tell you this, don't try to meet this world's standards. Instead, make your own. Don't try to define yourself by what other people can do better than you. If you focus too much on that, you will miss out on the actual gift you were meant to enhance. Every individual has their own purpose and no matter how redundant it may seem, this is the truth. Why rush and follow this world's time table for you when you can follow a more adventurous one? The exciting thing is, God is full of surprises. Although sometimes it may seem like a hassle because you want everything to be planned out. You want to be prepared. But if we plan every single detail of our lives, how will we make way for God's plans in every nook and corner of our lives? Ask God why you are where you are and figure out what your purpose is according to him. And I am 100% sure that his plan is greater than what we had in mind. Honestly, it's okay not to have everything planned out or even sorted out. Even though this means your OC/ambitious self would get irritated. This doesn't mean you would stop trying and just let everything work out by itself. Don't stop! Work hard and keep going! Just remember why you are doing it and who you are trying to please. To all the ambitious, do not worry too much about the future. It is totally okay for you not be good at everything, as much as you want to. Don't linger on the those things you can't do. Focus on your purpose. Your work is enough, God will do the rest.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" Matthew 6:25-27

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