Monday, June 18, 2012

THE BATTLE.. IT HAS JUST BEGUN.

It was 2:34 in the afternoon; the skies were dark and I clearly heard the drip-drop of the rain on my window pane. With the combination of the sounds of rain pouring down and my brother playing his Play Station 3, not to mention with the volume up to its highest, I was not disturbed whatsoever.. Well, I was preoccupied, see. I had too much going on in my mind- like "Butterflies in my stomach", only they were recklessly flying around in my head. A lot.

I have encountered numerous battles here and there, and no not battles involving guns and other types of heavy, violent, flesh-killing machinery, no not that! The battles I am referring to are those regarding my family, friends, school, myself, and God. I am quite certain that I am not the best soldier out there, but surely I am on the good side, considering all the determination I have brought along with me, as well as the temptations rejected that would probably destroy me- inside and out.

This year, I will be be facing a ton of requirements and very important matters that are of concern with my health, my family, and my future. Honestly, I have no idea on how to get through all of these challenges at the same time. I cannot say the phrase that is very common when it comes to being pressured, "Take it one step at a time."; no, I most certainly cannot. I cannot start off with this, and leave that behind, waiting for its turn. No, not ever. I must learn to multitask.. More. So much MORE.


Reading is just the cherry on top of a.. uh.. An ice cream scoop. Oh, and the chocolate flavored one. That's one of my favorites. Anyway, I love reading, and as advantageous as reading is, I took the chance and read my old book that has once pulled me up when I thought that my problems have won over me. Hah! Take that, problems!






These 2 books are just amazing. I have read both of them way back, and I am about to read them once more, to prepare myself for the battle that is yet to come.



I am pretty sure that the saying "Do your best and God will do the rest" is very popular when we were still in Grade school, some during high school. You know, those dedications and favorite quotes you put in autographs. Admit it. Just because I highlighted the phrase "LET HIM WIN IT FOR YOU" on the photo above, it does not mean directly that we should do nothing and leave it all to Him. We should do our part- Reach for the sky! Until what we can take, and when we do, He will see how sincere and determined we are, and that is when He comes in to help us, and my dear readers, He helps us very very well. <


PHOTO FROM ITICKETS.COM

Joyce Meyer is an inspiration to both the young and old; her books represent such dedication and sincerity that the readers would be one with the book- one with the author.

To sum everything up, I am still in the stage where I gather up the "equipment" needed to survive this battle, and to come out stronger than ever, with the right amount of pride and a whole lot of faith to carry along with me. I am very confident that He is by my side, and that I am not facing this battle- this wonderful battle alone.


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QUESTION FOR YOU:
How do you cope up with problems?



45 comments:

  1. Don't worry about that battlefield coz I know God is already in your heart and he will not allow bad things to happen

    TRUST HIM!! :)

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  2. How do I cope up? Hmmmmm.... I pray to him, to seek some help for solving my problem! =) Life is a battlefield (I remember this because it was a title of our song back in HS, composed by my classmate). Giving my self a time also, a peace of mind. =)

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  3. Thats the spirit! putting God first and think positively, and you'll definitely enjoy the journey ahead :)

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  4. Hi.

    While reading your blog, I can't help smiling. Why? Because I can't agree more to your insights. And by the way, the books you mentioned really look motivational. I think I should read one of those since there are some times that I feel so disappointed and hopeless. Great post. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Well said. I haven't read any books from Joyce Meyer yet but this might be what I need right now. I love the music here on your blog by the way. Made me glad I was able to visit your blog this early in the morning.

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  6. Just pray sis. everything will be alright =)

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  7. I hope Cong. Palatino will realize that he is wrong.

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  8. I would love to read that as well :) I've been facing tough times lately. So maybe that book could help!

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  9. Well, I guess anything that's difficult to handle will just toughen you so even if you don't have any idea how to get from point A to point B. That's precisely the fun part, you don't know how the story goes and it makes things exciting. It may turn in your favor or not but if you let it be, it's either gonna be a triumphant moment or a life lesson. Either way, there was something gained.

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  10. I think I need some of these, I'm currently having a really hard time processing things and my brain hurts. =(

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  11. You're still young. You're going to face a lot more battles in the future. Good thing you're already preparing yourself.

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  12. Hello sis! Sometimes giving advice is not quite helpful -- only when it is asked of you. But instead, I would like to give you some words of encouragement. I don't think God has given us any obstacles that we cannot face or solve on our own, if he thought that we weren't capable of handling these. No matter how many struggles there'll be in your life, I'm sure God is confident that you can do it all with flying colors. :)

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  13. I'm sure you'll get through this. Like Mai, I also believe that God gives us hurdles that He knows we can surpass.. :) Anyway, thank you for sharing about Joyce Meyer and her works. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I think I'll be looking for a copy this weekend ;)

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  14. Hi Trisha, I hope that you can overcome whatever battles you're currently facing. I'm glad that you have found books that can help you and that inspires you. :) I'm a bookworm too and I can't count just how much books have helped me in my life :)

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  15. We are stronger with life's little struggles. All the best. <3

    Rizza (beingwell)

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  16. With our busy scheds ah you got time pa for reading :/ anyway I agree we should do our part then live it all to him! We can do it Trish! :)

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  17. I know you will survive that battle, Ikaw pa! :) would love to share this lyrics with you "Keep praying w/ faith and move it to make it happen. Only you can help yourself so mix some action with that passion"

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  18. Baaaaah! My other comment vanished?!
    Anyway, I cope by talking about my problems with my lola. <3

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  19. im liking your posts more and more... :-)

    i just followed you thru GFC. hope i can get a follow back. :-)

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  21. Life is an unending battle. We loose some but we win " most" of the time. The battle is a preparation for our future endeavor.So keep fighting to win.

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  22. Problems never fail to stress me out and keep me up at night. I try to cope by talking to people. It really lessens the burden :)

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  23. Positive thinking is the key to winning the battle. Proper perspective matters.

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  24. It happens hun! I have a lot of things goin on as well, its really hard, but you just gotta be strong. Not just for yourself but also for the ones who love you. There's always a sunshine after the rain right?
    Keep smiling :)

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  25. Yes, I agree. The battle is not just 'out there' it's 'in here' and Let HIM win for us..Let HIM help us!

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  26. I also read inspirational books and I must say that they are great source of positivity and you will learn to be a better person.

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  27. Yes it is absolutely right to live in anxiety and in fear is to live in constant torment. God is everywhere. He always listens to us as we pray. Sometimes I experience this kind of torment if I keep on minding what the "pain" I have experiencing everyday while going to work.

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  28. just one step at a time.. one day at a time.. worry not, God's ahead!

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  29. You're right. He can't do everything for us. We've got to work hard too. Chances are, He has already set everything up for us for the taking, we just have to take the long difficult road to get where we want to be.

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  30. this sounds very interesting way to go dear! i love reading as well!! xx

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  31. For me to win the battle needs only three words: Believe in Yourself. Nothing is impossible.

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  32. Whatever you're battling against...just be brave and I hope you're okay. lelz

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  33. Its good that you have someone who inspires you and reminds you that with HIM, everything will be alright.

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  34. You don't just have to believe in God but in yourself too. You can do all things through the Lord who strengthens you but you have to do your part by finding solutions to your problems.

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  35. Hello Trish! It's your last year in school and I'm looking forward in seeing your graduation photos. Should I be able to help you out with something, don't hesitate to hit me up in twitter or FB! :)
    cheers!

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  36. Life is a battle they say. It's not winning but it's how you fight with it that makes you stronger and a better person.

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  37. wow! I don't read these kind of stuff but I think I should start now. hahaha ;)

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