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The Positive Side Of “I Can’t Take This Anymore”

I have come to know another important point of having to take things and live life one step or one day at a time.

Today, as I look at 2012 and how the year has gone with God’s presence, I just cried as I was thanking God for each and every thing that happened. If we truly follow Jesus and focus on where He leads us, we will never have to regret or feel sorry for anything at all. Most especially if we’re able to see that each trial or sacrifice was meant to glorify His name and lead other people to come to know Him as well.

As I was thanking God today, my heart was exploding like I won’t be able to take anymore blessing from above, feeling like, “Okay I think I’m so happy, I’m so blessed, I’m complete maybe I’m done” and “I can’t take this anymore.” It’s like feeling completely-tired-I-want-to-die kind of explosion in the heart when we get so challenged in life and difficulties get way ahead of us BUT feeling a more beautiful side of it… just the exact opposite or POSITIVE side of it.

And if I don’t know how to take things one step at a time, I might really end up dead tomorrow thinking I’ve had it all, every challenge and every blessing, when the truth is, God is just starting with me. ☺

These feeling of overflowing gratitude, having a completely surrendered life in Christ and unwavering faith or trust in God made me thinking that I AM EXACTLY WHERE I WANTED TO BE and I am so blessed to know and believe that if it’s not God answering my prayers that led me here, God had the same plans with my dreams. Maybe not exactly having the same path knowing how I get so stubborn at times but definitely the same ending in 2012. ☺

I maybe done but God is not yet done with me. Since He just started building a Godly family through my husband and I, I think 2013 and the years to come will bring us more than we actually thought and prayed for. The best part is knowing that we have God on our side.

May God’s grace be with you always,
MrsEGG ❤


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Proverbs 21:30

“No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against GOD.” ~ Proverbs 21:30 (NLT)

We may be asking ourselves now HOW, WHY, WHEN, WHERE, WHAT or WHO in our lives… and until now we cannot seem to comprehend everything that’s happening to us.

Some people may be asking about the love of their lives or their God’s best. “How will I make him or her love me?”“Why did he/she leave me for another person?” – “When will I meet the right person for me?” “Where can I go to find a partner?”“What would make him/her notice me?”“Who is the person I’m going to marry?”

Some people may be asking the same interrogative words about the financial or professional aspect of their lives. “How can I get a job abroad?” – “Why am I getting paid so low?” – “When will I get an increase?” – “Where can I get money?” – “What are we going to eat today?” – “Who will be our next boss?”

We can keep on asking questions the whole day or even all through our lives but the sad truth is… most people would rather spend their time asking, wondering, questioning and complaining about everything that happened, is happening and will happen in their lives… and this is only happening to people who put their hopes and faith to the world, than GOD. Believe me, that’s the only difference. You might be surprised to know that you and your neighbor may be experiencing the exact same things but you handle them differently. You might be spending your time crying, questioning and complaining but your neighbor is crying and praying to God, and most importantly, reading the bible. I learned a long time ago that we cannot expect God to answer in our prayers. Would you like it if you suddenly hear a clear voice answering each and every prayer you’re asking? I don’t know about you but I personally am not sure if I’d be scared or screaming. I learned a long time ago that there are only three (3) communication tools we can use to talk and have a relationship with God and I tell you, iPhone 4 or 4s, Blackberry and other popular devices known to men in our time now ARE NOT LISTED.

1. PRAYER – it’s our ONLY WAY to talk and say EVERYTHING we want to say to God. Financial provision, loved ones, partner, job, business, gratitude, failures, mistakes, forgiveness, strength, endurance, etc.

2. BIBLE – I learned a long time ago that the Bible is God’s medium to talk TO US, to say something to us. Prayer is when He just listens, while reading the Bible is when we listen to His Words and answers. You’ll be surprised how He accurately gives us every answer we’re looking for.

3. Lastly, EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LIVES (People, situations, events, etc.) – I learned a long time ago that each and every situation, people, moment and event that happened, is happening, will happen in our lives have purpose and meaning to our deepest desires. God uses people and events in our lives either to DISCIPLINE us or TEACH us to be better, to be more like Christ. If we’re asking How, Why, When, Where, What and Who – the Bible, as the voice of God, shows us WHAT to do and HOW to handle the WHEN, WHERE, WHO and EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LIVES. How we handled everything will result to SOMETHING. This something will eventually answer your most questioned word, WHY. If the result is something that have broken you, God is definitely trying to humble you and show you that your life can never be managed by any human wisdom, experience, understanding or plan because we are naturally imperfect and still bound for weaknesses… BUT ANYTHING IS STILL POSSIBLE and can only be done if SURRENDERED TO CHRIST. Let go of your own strength and let God’s strength reign in your life.

Aren’t you amazed how just one (1) bible verse, Proverbs 21:30, can say a lot of things to me? It’s also possible that this one verse can tell more things, even more than this, to you. Live IN God, not just WITH God. Sometimes if we use the word WITH we still forget to let God reign and put His authority in place simply because we think He’s just WITH us, as an observant. If we live IN God, we live BY HIS WAYS, BY HIS COMMANDS, BY HIS WORD. We surrender EVERYTHING to Him, we lose ourselves, our own desires and we let God lead our lives. It’s the most humble act I can think of but also the most peaceful and purposeful way of living a life. Once we surrender and live IN God, you’ll be surprised how all those interrogative words in your life – HOW, WHY, WHEN, WHERE, WHAT, WHO – will slowly be answered and replaced with just one answer – GOD.

May God live in your hearts, always. ♥

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On Saltwater Buddha: #StokeBits01


The ocean is in constant flux, and when you spend a lot of time in it you become like a floating bottle with a message inside; you know you’re going somewhere, sense you have a purpose, but you also know you’re at the mercy of the winds and currents, that surrendering may be your only good option.

~ Jaimal Yogis

I got this book from Amazon together with my Dear & Yonder DVD copy ☺ I finally have some free time now to at least start reading it ☺ I just finished the very first paragraph of the Prologue and I’m already stoked ♥

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