What's my takeaway for #2017?
2016 was one heck of a life changing and challenging year, so I declared that the next year would be a #fearless2017. I thought I was brave enough until God made me face all my fears in every aspect of my life – health, finances, career, relationships, family. The first three quarters of the year was filled with moments of battling anxiety; I often find myself just closing my eyes and praying that God would give me help. But this year, a plot twist happened: I rediscovered My Joy, I rediscovered Jesus.
My close friends would know that I struggled in silence, healed through the seasons, grew and matured in obscurity. But the last quarter was the best – after moving out of a toxic environment, I finally found myself surrounded by a loving community who's encouraging my growth, adding fire to my faith, and helping me to see that life is still good because God always is. And just like how seeds are buried before they finally breakthrough and sprout into existence, maybe, a new season in my life has just begun. May 2018 be a year of reaping the fruits of seeds sown, may this be the year when I can bloom.
So to all the people who have become part of my journey this year (you know who you are), I can't thank you guys enough! Salamat sa pag-akay, pagkupkop, pakikinig at pagmamahal. Love you all. And to Him who continually works in my life, to You be all the praises and glory! I just know the best is yet to come. #essaywritingcontest