Sunday, February 7, 2010


Do you ever get that feeling where you feel like you need to do something, or you feel like God put something on your heart and he's tugging you to go do it. For example, maybe you re feeling you need to talk to this person if you see that they re going through a struggle or if God is really pushing you to go be a leader in lets say your fellowship or small group and mentor the younger kids. But then you stop and think... i don't know what will happen if i go talk to that person, or if i commit my time into mentoring or leading this fellowship. Or maybe you think that, that certain person or fellowship would reject you if you offered to help. So in the end, you just don't and that passion that you feel in your heart just sits there and eventually goes away.

In Hebrews 11: 13-16, it says:

"All these people (Abraham, Noah, Issac, Jacob, etc) were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country - a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them."

So in scripture, it says that these people were looking for a country. I am going to compare that to that passion or that thought that you think you really need to do that God has placed on your hearts. So these people were striving towards this new country, living righteous lives and looking towards God every step of the way. If they thought of returning to their old country, they would have had an opportunity to return.
So im going to compare returning to their old country with all the doubts that you think of not fulfilling that passion. Then you will give yourself the chance to NOT fulfill it. So why not just keep looking towards God to keep that passion alive and for encouragement and JUST DO IT

Soooo if that seemed confusing.. here it is... Instead of doubting yourself, its not whether you re adequate enough to do something, its whether or not God is sending you to do it. If God is sending you (by instilling in you that passion) pray about it and just do it. If you start doubting yourself or your ability, then chances are... you wont do it and for the things that you really wanted to see happen, it will not be done. And in the end you will still be unsatisfied with way things are because you did not take that step to fulfill that change.

This message also goes out to the procrastinators out there. If you need to do something, JUST DO IT. If you sit around, thinking later.. I'll do it later... chances are... you wont get to it, or you will be rushed to compete that assignment or even it will have missed the opportunity to go help your friend who is going through that struggle, or you end up missing a great opportunity to go help out at a soup kitchen or sandwich run where you may end up meeting someone who's pretty cool and has such a great story to tell you!

I know this blog is a little messy, but its kind of hard to explain in writing, i would rather say it in person for whoever is reading this blog, but this is my main message:

If you feel that passion in your heart, pray about it, trust in God.. and JUST GO DO IT!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Life after undergrad

So its the beginning of February, a month into my last term of my science undergrad. And i guess i havent written a blog since half a month ago, so why not write one on thinking about what happens after we graduate. So as many of you know, i am in the application process of applying for Optometry school at waterloo... yes, another 4 years at waterloo.. haha. But anyways I am in the waiting process after doing my interview back in November.

I have some friends who are also graduating. Some have found full time jobs, but those who are still looking and are applying for grad school don't have an answer yet and therefore dont know what they will be doing next year. So they re pretty much in the same position as I am. Ive talked to many of them and there is a fear of not getting into school for next year. As the term goes on, some of these people are getting anxious, nervous, sad, maybe even a little depressed. This is because We as human beings fear the unknown. And that is why we keep going out to search for answers (pretty much what sciences does but that could be for curiosity reasons) For example, that H1N1 Flu. People were getting sick and dying, so everyone around the world feared it. The reason they feared it was because they didnt know what to do about it. There was no vaccine, no cure, no knowing how badly it might affect you and ultimately it was something of the UNKNOWN.

Personally, how i feel about optometry is that I don't need to fear. I feel that God put me in my 4th year instead of letting me into optometry so that I can learn and mature and most of all, persevere (James 1) I was able to experience things that I never would have if I got into optometry. Also being the next one in line to get in off the wait list, i really believe that it was God telling me that, im making you go through your 4th year for a reason.
For these reasons, I have lifted my future up to God, whether I get into optometry or not, is up to him. But I have faith that whatever happens to me, it will be for good reasons and a greater purpose.

Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. So we say with confidence, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:5-6

And this is the reason I do not fear my future. Ive been through so much with God and ive been so greatly blessed. How can I not put my trust in God?

I do hope that who ever is reading this feels encouraged to pursue God. That this faith and grace we have received from God (Eph 2: 8-10) is really something special, that not everyone can see,that I pray that people will be able to see.
If you want to know more about what Ive been through drop me a message, i will gladly tell you my story!

O and i just set it so that anyone can comment on the blogs, so comment away!!