Final week of school holidays. It’s nice to start sch on the second week of Jan for once, but also knowing that it’s my last holiday in Jan made the week precious.
This week – A week of cancelled appointments. While busily putting in plans to meet various friends before the school term starts, I found myself having to rearrange and postpone appointments for various reasons. And this, for no less than 5 days of the week. This resulted in me spending 3 days bumming at home. My backup plans of doing resumes and learning guitar moved very slowly as well, and I’m now looking sadly at the mounds of work that await me this sem.
The biggest lesson this week was about doing things God’s way. Two incidents made me learn this. The first was when I received a call from W on Tuesday night, asking me if we could cancel our plans for Wednesday. W felt a sense of uneasiness, and that the Lord was saying “Don’t go”. To me that was fine, but I wondered strongly within me why I did not hear the same “Don’t go” message. Is it my Spiritual walk which needs correcting? Am I not setting aside enough time to listen? Or was the feeling that W got inaccurate? Would something bad happen if we went ahead with our plans? I got the answer on Wednesday, when W’s relatives fell sick, and W had to attend to them. This whole incident reminded me to look to the Lord in all I do, and listen out for His direction in my life.
The second incident was just a conversation I had. During the conversation the question “What have I learnt from the recent CEI trip that can be applied to my life today?” came up. Not a new question, but in this particular topic of job-searching and uncertainty in 2009, I had to think a little more than I usually do. As much as I try to follow God’s leading in my life, there will be times when I don’t do what’s best for myself. But if my attitude is right and I am seeking Him, He will still help me to learn and grow from the situation. Similarly whatever job I eventually get, even if it’s not the best for me, there will be opportunities for me to gain experience and lessons in my workplace.
The week ended with a day at Sentosa, primarily for volleyball with the Navs. It was fantastic, I want to go again! Still waiting for photos from JY, but my aching legs tell me that it was worth it.