Thursday, February 03, 2005

Traveling Light

"If God doesn’t build the house the builders only build shacks. If God doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know He enjoys giving rest to those He loves?"

- Psalm 127:1-2 (Message Remix Bible)

Dog Tired.

Quizzes. Exams. Research papers. Exams. Practicals. Dead lines. Preceptorship. Exams. Medical histories. Traffic. Exams. Reports. Projects. Nasabi ko na ba? Exams... Sleep? Ano 'yun?

Let go.

Insecurities. Doubts. Fears. Anxiety. Inadequacy. Hurts. Prejudice. Guilt. Apathy. Pain. Worries. Mistrust. Pride. Cynicism. Bitterness. Disillussions. Disappointments. Missing the mark. Loneliness. Darkness. Anger. Expectations. Confusion. Failures. Discontent. Longing. Isolation.Perfectionism. Weakness. Shame.Tears.

You're carrying way too much suitcases, anak. No wonder you're tired. I prepared for you a beautiful sunset kanina para aliwin ka but you were too tired to notice. I sent someone to talk to you, para makita nila kung anong meron tayo...but you were too busy to care.

I've always carried them with me, Ama. I've grown accustomed with my suitcases.

You don't need them, anak. They're only slowing you down. I'll carry them for you. I am able.

But...

You are carrying burdens you were never meant to bear. Set those down, anak. I want to use you, you know. But how can I when you're exhausted? I have a great race for you to run.

:) Ama, talaga. *hugs*

For the sake of those you love, travel light.
For the sake of the God you serve, travel light.
For the sake of your own joy, travel light.
-Max Lucado

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* bijoi, maraming salamat talaga sa book na binigay mo... :) ngayon ko lang sinimulang basahin kasi i was too busy... sayang, sana noon pa...chapter 2 pa lang ako pero chapter 1 pa lang ang may reflection...i'll post my reflections as soon as i can para may balita ka sa akin... :) thank you!

xa, enuff break...tatapusin ko pa history ko, review pa ng exam... :)

3 comments:

carpe_diem said...

shucks...that's the best thing i've read so far.

dami ko rin kasing bagahe e...

yellow prescription said...

thanks...

imagine, ang dami talaga nating dala...alam natin yun...still we wonder why we're so tired...(sino ang tunay...sino ang tunay na baliw... :)

yellow prescription said...

nalala ko tuloy si Pilgrim... (Pilgrim's Progress)