November, Already?

November 11, 2017

Success is something you attract by the person you become. —Jim Rohn

Another productive month has passed and I am a month closer to reaching my current goal! I will take this time to thank Terri for being my original mentor. If it wasn’t for her 6-minute podcasts, I don’t know if I would be here right now.

I know it’s a bit too early to get nostalgic about everything that’s happened this year but I can’t help but remember all the good things that led me to here, today. However, now is not the time to write them thoughts down. It is November, the eleventh month of the year, and it is time for my monthly life update, for all who are interested to read lol.

This month is jam packed with school stuff. That’s not new anymore and I’m getting adjusted to this pace. I had to cut down a lot of activities that were not directly related to my goals so to save some time for the more important stuff. It wasn’t easy. The path of least resistance is not always the path to success. Nevertheless (woah, since when did I start using big words), the ride is getting smoother everyday.

I have Jesus to thank for, everyday, for fulfilling what He has promised in His Word. He is the author and perfecter of my faith. It’s not so much that I have more faith now than before but rather, I’ve learned more about how much He really, truly, absolutely loves me that I don’t think anyone can brainwash me ever again into believing otherwise.

Why does this matter, anyway? Oh, trust me, it matters big time. It was knowing that Jesus accepts me, all of me (with all my weaknesses, faults and imperfections) unconditionally, that enabled me to start believing again. This is a testimony to His word, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). I think I know now what that truth is, although not completely, (because who on earth – literally – can fathom His everlasting love for us?) and I know what the opposite of being free felt like.

To put it simply, life wasn’t right and now it is. I, once, was blind but now I see (in other words). This newfound love and acceptance in Him has caused me to love and accept myself, freeing me from so many limitations that kept me in the prison of who I was before. I am far from perfect, but I’m closer to my Saviour now. I know Jesus loves me, every day, every single moment. It’s not about the love I have for Him (I can never out-love Him) but how much He loves me and how far He went to save, preserve and bless me (and bless, He did, rather exceedingly and abundantly). With this truth, I know I can get through this month.

Speaking of which, I have a pile of homework, reviews and studying to do. My finals will be in the first week of December so my mind is kind of busy with all the things I have to get done and prepare before then. But, I’ll have you know, I went to watch Thor yesterday and it was hilarious. Pardon the abrupt change of topic, I just had to mention this. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re totally missing out. It will make you cry happy tears. With that said, I’m blocking my schedule for the rest of the month until just before the holidays. That’s a month and a half of textbook marathons.

Side note: I have noticed that the more things I know I need to do, the more other things I want to do. Distractions are terrible and, although life is going well, I still get distracted every now and then. My hands are itching to write a fantasy novel, if not a few fanfics (I’ve written two so far). My mind and my eyes are always bugging me to read Lord of the Rings or watch my favourite anime show. There’s also this TV show my family never stops telling me about, The Musketeers. I have a long list of things to do (which reminds me, I have to finish writing my “101 things I want to do” post) but only one thing matters. I’m putting all these other things in my memory archives to revisit on term break.

For now, I’ll keep swimming in the oceans of His grace, textbooks and school work. My term break starts on December 8th, which day I have been scheduled to attend a training at work. My bridging module class starts on the 9th and ends on the 20th. So, I’m officially free from all school stuff on December 21st. That’s two and a half weeks before the next term starts when I’ll do this all over again. Hah. Sounds exciting enough.

Alright, that’s all I have today. Thanks for dropping by and I hope and pray for Jesus’ love to engulf you from today on. Be blessed!

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