AARON S. SOBREVILLA
Everyone’s life is a gift from the day he was born. From the day his mother conceived, he is already considered a champion. It is sad to know that many faith has been weakened because of a pandemic. In the news, different crimes were done and many people lost their goodwill because of scarcity. People cannot blame others because those people doing these actions are most affected because of lack of resources for everyday living. People must admit that this kind of reason is difficult to handle because people have to work for everyday living. People frequently hear the word “God is not sleeping” and many people agree with this. According to the book of Psalm chapter 121 verse 4, “indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep”, the Holy Bible said God really is not sleeping. Sometimes, God wants people to test their faith. He also missed everyone’s prayers and calls for him. God does not want people to suffer in this world, but He wants everyone to enjoy His creation even though He knew that trials would come to everyone. In the book of Corinthians, He said that no trials will come to anybody that he/she cannot overcome.
God makes every one unique and according to his purpose. People have different strengths and weaknesses and that is normal because life here on earth is not created to be perfect. If life is perfect, then there is no way God let himself be crucified to save everyone from sins. He loves everyone and does not want anyone to perish.
Every day in anyone’s life people meet different people, and each person has a different character. Sometimes people are on a happy day while others are sad. That is part of everyone’s life, and everyone must ponder that life somehow is a gift. Just cry at sad times and laugh at happy moments because that is the way anybody’s emotions should respond during those situations. According to William Croswell Doane, first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, United States, “Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.” Life may bring different situations either good or bad but everyone must strengthen their faith and believe that God never sleeps and always watching over everyone.
Sometimes people became a worrier rather than a warrior. People tend to worry about everything that may happen to them in the next coming months, years or near future. The Holy Bible says from the book of Luke Chapter 12 that people should not be worried about tomorrow because He loves everyone more than anyone can imagine that is why He created human to the finest and considered the most important of all His creations.
Attitude is an important factor in facing different seasons of life. People must all be optimistic during those times and take problems as opportunity rather than a difficulty. Anyone should not think of him/her as failure because successful people failed at some points in their lives but never considered themselves a failure. People must focus on their strengths and face failure as temporary. People could also try to ask for advice from good people. It may be family, friends, or colleagues. Sometimes bringing out problems to other people lessens the burden felt in the heart. Good advice strengthens moral and lifts emotions. After all, life is a wonderful gift, everyone should live every day. Choose to be happy by finding ways to be happy. Bonding moments with loved ones, and having a vacation give people some sort of relaxation physically and emotionally. In the book of Hebrew Chapter 13 verse 5, the Holy Bible said, ‘Keep your lives free from love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Money is important in people’s daily lives, and people cannot buy food and clothes without it. People must work for it and earn it in a good way. God will never forsake anyone if each one will do his/her best and work for his/her dreams.
Living in contentment as much as possible lessens worries about everyday living. It will give people a much more breathable environment by living with less anxiety. People must live each day with hope and faith that whatever life may bring, everyone will conquer it and will move forward. God’s grace is abundant and enough for everyday living. If problem comes, just live with it because it’s part of it. Just remember that faith is bigger than fears. People must thank Him for everything and believe in Him because He wants everyone to be prosperous in this world. Life is a gift so people should be happy as the recipient of this wonderful gift that God has ever given to everyone.