027/101 | Timeline

One winter morning I went for a walk in the woods and brought my camera with me in case I see something interesting worth posting in this project. On my way home I was fascinated by these posts casting shadows as the late morning sun started to feel a bit warmer. Very contemplative I thought.

The photo evokes in me some consciousness about time. Somehow these posts remind me of the years of my life as if they serve as the markers as I continue walking. I have lived over a quarter of a century and it’s quite exciting (at times overwhelming) to recognize that I have the chance to make a decision in what kind of life I’m going to lead as an adult. I know I got a secure job and I am probably a bit accomplished, to a certain degree, when it comes to my nursing career. However, I’ve been asking myself this question for the past few weeks: what are the things I wanted to do that would eventually bring in me greater joy and fulfillment?

I have answers yet they seem to be incomplete. I desire so many things and there are a few them I am giving serious consideration as to whether or not I should pursue them. It’s not that I don’t enjoy nursing anymore. I am convinced I am simply in a stage wherein I have this strong urge to do something else that’s beyond hobbies and diversions. And it’s strong enough to bother me and compel me to deeply meditate and pray harder as I explore the options I have. I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with my mom over the phone about this and she encouraged me to do what I believe would make me happy as long as I remain in my profession (she explained that nursing will always be in me because it’s what I was trained for). Is this just part of me being young and single? Is this stage ephemeral? Perhaps. But could this be a beginning of an audacious journey towards realizing my full potential and achieving what I am really created for?

Right at this moment I knew the purpose of my existence. What I do not know is whether or not the things I wanted to pursue are true inclusions in that purpose rather than distractions. I hope I do not sound confusing here. If I do, well, let me just have my moment (please).

I am praying for further wisdom. And I am confident that God will reveal to me the things I needed to know if something is genuinely part of His great plan for me.


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2 thoughts on “027/101 | Timeline

  1. You know what?I have a verse for you in the bible. Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God… I believe,He will reveal His great plan for your life when the right time comes. Your desire can be a clue of what He wants you to follow but it needs careful understanding and constant prayer since our heart can be very deceitful. Fulfillment and joy comes when we truly discover the value of our existence,after all a lot of people die without knowing what they are living for..One thing for sure is that we live for the glory of God and He has given us this privilege to know Him and his plan in our life through the scripture. We may not know what’s ahead but God holds the blueprint of our lives and I am confident that whatever happens in my day to day living,something beautiful is being created within me that prepares me to see the overall plan. I have one last verse to share in Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to keep a thing secret: but the glory of kings is to have it searched out.–heheh! so enjoy searching His beautiful plan for you! 🙂 ga-i ko poster sa blue butterfly ha…–

    • I am blessed to receive such encouragement that’s based on the word of God (and not from human philosophy or opinion). Thanks for this. I will remember the wisdom from the Lord and let it guide me to fulfill the great plan He has for me.

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