Made for greatness.
As I was looking across different sets of folders which contained files that have accumulated over the term, I happened to come across this paper that I made for PERSEF1 (Personal Effectiveness 1). This was a reflection done regarding our activity on the power of words. We were asked to group ourselves into five and compliment our group members one by one. It was, somehow, a form of encouragement for each one of us.
My experience of you is…
“You have different sides – serious, crazy, nerdy, neutral, joker, happy, etc.”
“You continue to surprise me each day. My initial impression of you is very different from what I see right now.”
“Whichever environment you’ll be situated in, I think you will still be able to shine in your own way.”
“You always have the guts to say ‘We can do it!’ even if everything seems to be messed up already.”
“Among all five of us, you are the most patient – especially with school work.”
My course, BS Accountancy will really drain you a lot – be it physically, mentally, socially, or even spiritually. It has been eating an entire part of me lately and I was yearning for something that would develop my self-esteem. I have to say, I needed to hear these things. I needed to hear things that would uplift me again – especially with the current situation that I am having.
After pondering on the different ideas that I got from several people today, I realized something: No matter how hard the situation that life gives you, God will always be your number one source of strength. This activity was a wake up call from Him. God used my friends as instruments of His love – a way of reminding me of how special I am in His and others’ eyes. Despite my imperfections, I had an assurance that I was indeed made for something greater.
This, I believe, is how I was able to experience the power of words first-hand. It served as a way of rebuilding myself again. It was something that gave me a better perspective in life.
“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” (Roald Dahl)
I am glad I stumbled upon this short thought of mine. No matter how dreadful my academic life has turned out, reading this reminded me of how blessed I truly am. I cannot imagine how I was able to get through life’s challenges, nor would I be able to list down a series of steps on how I conquered them. But this I am now sure of, it is all because of the One who never fails to amaze me each day; the One who continuously leaves me in awestruck whenever He lets me experience His greatness.