Putting it into Perspective

God has given me so many blessing the past few months, but at the same time I’ve had to handle multiple stressful situations as well. God has given me so many chances to create my blessings and develop myself in the process instead of spoiling me by just giving me what I asked for. I have indeed asked Him for specifics, like to pass midterms, meet someone special and have more friends, not that I lack any of it, but I’m actually planning on joining the student leader organization at our school in the near future so I have to widen my circles. What he has given me is a lean month at work so I had the chance to study and even took a day or two off for extra preparation. My friend at school also introduced me with this awesome guy and we just hit it off. Lastly, I was in the library, and this guy asked me if I wanted to join the school paper too since I joined the debate organization, and I just said yes, and right now I’m covering school events. God does work in mysterious ways. As of today, I have a lot on my plate juggling everything together and trying to put everything into schedule but I just wanted to share with everybody the chances that have become huge blessings.
This morning while I was having coffee with an office mate, he told me that he was tackling too many issues at work, and I was surprised that he was saying it in the most relaxed way as possible and he was even smiling. I just didn’t know how to react, whether to say “Awwww” or maybe to say “you’re going to handle it just fine” or maybe at the extreme, jokingly asking him to tell everyone to just go fuck themselves. Then he told me, “You know, I’m stressed but this is what I call job security, if these people didn’t have problems, I wouldn’t be needed and I need to feel this kind of security of being needed because I have a family and a new daughter on the way.” After hearing that from him, I said to myself, if I could be as mature of thinking of each bad situation as a blessing in disguise, I would probably grow in leaps and bounds as a person. Just the other day I was too caught up in finishing an article and I became bitchy about it, complaining and whining to my friends but soon enough I have come to realize that hey, I asked God to provide me these things, and he gave me the chance to provide it for myself and grow as a person. There have been so many walls and roadblocks and I am not even halfway in achieving my dream, but as I look back, they become silent trophies standing still waiting for my appreciation and recollection of each moment that I have climbed and jumped over each one of them. Chris Pine once said that “The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” Trust in the Lord, but also trust your heart and trust that you can do wonders.