If you feel lost and confused, has made so many wrong decisions, or thought that this season has taken so much away from you – we hear you.
Maraming mga bagay ang nagbibigay sa atin ng disappointment and discouragement. Isa na rito ay ang mga planong naudlot. Mga planong pinaghandaan mo, pero ‘di natuloy. Mga planong pinapangarap mong gawin.
Napapatanong ka na lang, “Iz diz 4 real?!”
Pero have you also thought that maybe, it’s God’s way of protecting you? That God has a better plan? Well, Breaker, si LORD lang ang nakakaalam niyan. But one thing we’re sure of is that God’s plan is always the best. At gusto naming sabihin sa ‘yo how you can uncover God’s best plans for your life.
Kasama natin si Cheska Garcia-Kramer of Team Kramer, sa CBN Asia’s online show, Love the Word, Live the Word, hosted by Joyce Burton-Titular. May life lessons and tips sila na ibinahagi rito, na talagang masasabi mong God’s plan is better than ours!
Okay, ‘wag na nating patagalin pa.
BreakThrough Tip #1: Put God as your priority.
Breaker, for you to know God’s plan for your life, you need to put Him as your priority. Cheska shared a story and said, “I would go to a church service, but my mind wouldn’t be there. My mind wouldn’t be present. ‘Pag nasa service kami, nakakatulog ako.”
She then added, “I realized… the reason why nakakatulog ako ‘pag may service, is because I did not put God as my top priority. Hindi Siya ‘yung top priority ko.”
Hmm, sounds familiar ‘to ah. Relate ka rin ba sa nakakatulog na part? Nakooow, gising na, bes! Hindi na maganda iyan. Maybe that’s an indication that you’re not putting God as your top priority.
But since we love you and we exist to remind you of things you need to remember, we want to encourage you to prioritize God. He is the One who knows everything about you, and has your best interest at heart.
So, paano ba malalaman if God is your priority?
Well, reflect and think where you spend most of your time and resources. Sabi pa nga sa Matthew 6:21 (ESV), “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” If nasa puso mo si LORD, you will prioritize Him.
After you’re done reflecting, here’s the next tip.
BreakThrough Tip #2: Open the Bible and read it.
Do you want to discover God’s best plans for your life? Then you need to open and read His Word. Because the best way to know God and His plans is through His Word.
Sabi pa ni Cheska, “For you to be able to experience God, you need to open the Bible and read it. Know who God is, His character, His goodness, His love for you.”
Mayroon kaming example na i-shi-share sa ‘yo, Breaker. Na-experience mo na ba ang maging fan? Hindi fan na electric fan ha, kundi fan as in kpop fan. Oh ayan, relate ka ‘no? Even if you’re not a kpop fan, maybe naranasan mo nang maging fan ng isang artista, o ng isang public figure. And because you’re interested sa mga ganap nila sa buhay, fina-follow mo sila. Inaalam mo kailan ang birthday nila, favorite color, favorite food, kung may jowa ba, ano ang kanilang family background… pati ang amoy nila. Stalker lang ang peg! Opx, tamaan ‘wag magalit.
Pero seryoso, even if you did these, there’s no judgment here. What we’re trying to say is that, you know what it’s like to be interested in a person. You learn things about them, and you try to get to know them.
Pero sana mas lalo kay LORD, because He is worth your time and attention. Learn things about Him. What does He like? What are the things He doesn’t like? What does He think about you? What are His plans for you? Who are you in His life, in His heart?
You will find the answers in His Word, so read it. And as you get to know Him, you will also see the plans He has for you. Plans that are even better than your best plans. Yaay! Exciting, ‘di ba?
Before tayo mag-proceed sa last tip, mayroon kaming suggestion sa ‘yo how to start reading the Bible. Mayroong Bible plans that you can find online, and here are two sources that can help you understand where to begin. Where to start reading the Bible, galing sa thenivbible.com, and a beginner’s guide to reading the Bible. Galing naman ito sa newlife.com.
Now, last but not the least… tentenenen! Wow, may pa-sound effect pa.
BreakThrough Tip #3: Let God’s plan be your plan.
Alam namin medyo challenging ‘to, Breaker. Because more often than not, we tend to control things. Gusto nating alamin ang lahat at planuhin lahat. But the thing is, God is too big for us to understand His plans completely in one setting.
So, even if sometimes you don’t understand it, let God’s plan be your plan. Rest assured naman, His plans are always good because He is good!
Makikita natin ‘yan sa Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV), “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.”
It’s okay to make plans, but commit it to the LORD. After making plans, pray and ask Him, “LORD, how about You? What are Your plans for me? Is this Your will for my life?”
Alam mo, Breaker, hindi na itinatanong kung may plano ba si LORD sa buhay mo, dahil mayroon na talaga. Given na ‘yan. God wants to get involved in your life, and gusto ka Niyang makasama sa lahat ng mga plano Niyong dalawa sa buhay. You will go through it together. Ayiee. <3
Anak ka Niya, ‘yan ang label mo, Breaker. May assurance ka kay LORD. ‘Di katulad ng ka-late night convo mo ngayon. Ehem.
Isa sa mga plano ni LORD sa buhay mo is to live an abundant life. Makikita natin ‘yan sa John 10:10 (NASB), “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came so that they would have life, and have it abundantly.”
If you want to experience that abundant life, here is the Way.
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Thank You so much for this 3 Tips CBN Asia and Ms. Cheska Kramer, I find it very helpful, also reminders that, we don’t have to worry for God has something in store for us, Just be patient and make him our priority🙏🙏🙏
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