COUNTING MY BLESSINGS

18 Mar
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Today is my birthday! I am in my mid twenties and feel so blessed so I have decided to count my rainbows. Today I hang out with three fabulous ladies who took time out on a Monday to bless me with food, cake and awesome girly conversation. Ok, there was also a gentleman; a gracious husband to one of the three. It is important to note that he did not take part in the girly conversation, at that time he made an exit.

My earliest memory has to do with school. I was on a bed trying on a dress in anticipation for school. My mum and sister were there and I was so excited. I do not remember much around my home life, school really was my biggest influence. Anyway it had to considering there was a season I would spend up to 70 hours a week in school (I would not do this to my child). At 10 years old, Revelation was my favourite book even though I did not fully understand it and I had read it over many times. I remember sitting at home and watching Pst. Wilfred Lai preach about 16 years ago; on that day I responded to an altar call he made and thus began my relationship with Christ. It has been a bumpy road but a worthwhile journey too.

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

Isaiah 43:1

I do believe that the Lord has called me. It has been 5 years since I started searching for the relevance of my salvation: in my life and in the world that the Lord has chosen to place me. It has been a long and hard search but it has started unfolding. I have come to know that God has been and continues to lay foundations that I will need in life.  It is only till a recent life coaching session that I started to see a pattern in the events that have marked my life.

so blessed

God definitely gave me a great gift in my family. My parents have been so supportive and present all my life. My siblings are also such a blessing and such cool company anytime. I could also add my cousins, aunts and uncles to the list and declare that I do not lack when it comes to love. My friends (and I have been blessed to have quite a number) are amazing. The circle keeps growing as I add friends to the list and I am fortunate that this area has never been hard for me.

Looking forward, I do have great dreams and ambitions. They have been coined from revelations from God, desires of my heart and the journey I have been through in life. I want to impact this world. I want to do God’s will above all else and leave a legacy for my children and their children. I have aspired to be an air hostess, paediatrician, financial analyst, teacher, stay-at-home mum, civil servant and missionary in my lifetime. I do not know if I will ever get to do some of the things I have aspired to do but I am sure that God is leading me every step of the way. In this year I will strive to listen to the lessons in every circumstance. I pray for wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

I don’t know how the story ends

But I’ll be alright coz You wrote it

And I don’t know where the highway bends

But I’m doing just fine

Coz You’re in control even when I don’t know

Where my life’s gonna go

You’re keeping me guessing

(Francesca Batistelli)

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6 Responses to “COUNTING MY BLESSINGS”

  1. blonx March 19, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Happy birthday dear and indeed you are blessed & a blessing too. I am glad to be your friend 🙂

    • lilburdy March 20, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      I am blessed you are my friend too and can’t wait to see you soon

  2. more than words March 19, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Happy Birthday! Wow….the Lord has really blessed you…and i pray He still does as the years pass by to overflowing.
    And that cake looks yummy 🙂

    • lilburdy March 20, 2013 at 7:54 am #

      Thanks for checking in. The Lord has been good indeed

  3. Lilian Rutera March 19, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    Wooooooooooooow, but my sweety, do you know how jealous and proud i was when i read this? Jealous because I was not there with you on your bday! Proud because you are such a good writer and your heart and ambitions are in the right place! I miss you my dearest dearest friend! hugs

    • lilburdy March 20, 2013 at 7:54 am #

      Thanks Lily, I really miss you. And thanks for reading

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