Never Again

Today I choose to break free.

Break free from guilt, sadness, depression and anxiety. I choose liberty over things I cannot change, things I cannot control, things that are not meant for me. Not by my power, but by the Spirit of the Lord who strengthens me.

Life is a matter of choice and I choose to surrender. I want to be emptied of all, yet overflow with love for God. I desire to be known not of what I have accomplished, but by the boldness of my faith. To Him I entrust my everything.

My friend, if you are struggling right now, I pray that you find comfort from this list. May you be reminded of how great His love is for all of us.

THE NEVER AGAIN LIST

by Don Gossett

Never again will I confess “I can’t” for “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)

Never again will I confess lack, for “My God shall supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

Never again will I confess fear, for “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

Never again will I confess doubt and lack of faith, for “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3)

Never again will I confess weakness, for “The Lord is the strength of my life.” (Psalm 27:1) “The people that know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)

Never again will I confess supremacy of Satan over my life, for “Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

Never again will I confess defeat, for “God always causeth me to triumph in Christ Jesus.” (2 Corinthians 2:14)

Never again will I confess lack of wisdom, for “Christ Jesus is made unto me wisdom from God.” (1 Corinthians 1:30)

Never again will I confess sickness, for “With His stripes I am healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Jesus “Himself took my infirmities and bare my sickness.” (Matthew 8:17)

Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for I am “Casting all my cares upon Him, who careth for me.” (1 Peter 5:7) In Christ I am “care-free.”

Never again will I confess bondage, for “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Never again will I confess condemnation, for “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1) I am in Christ; therefore, I am free from condemnation.

Never again will I confess loneliness, Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:20) “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5)

Never again will I confess curses or bad luck, for “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Galatians 3:13-14)

Never again will I confess discontent because “I have learned, in whatsoever state (circumstances) I am, therewith to be content.” (Philippians 4:11)

Never again will I confess unworthiness because “He hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

The confession of our mouths will eventually bring forth the things we speak.

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Continue to grow in faith and win in life.

God bless you!

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Angel’s Sunflower Field in Candelaria, Quezon

Candelaria, Quezon is my hometown. It is a first class municipality in the province of Quezon known for its annual celebration of ‘The Candle Festival’. It will always have a  special place in my heart since it is where I was lovingly raised by my Lola Rose and Lolo Oscar.

I technically left my hometown to study college here in Manila 10 years ago. It’s something heartbreaking, but of course, I brought with me the fond memories I had with my Decena-Radores family, my bestfriend and friends, the rivers, and the infamous crispy pata of Candelaria(?)haha.

Last summer, my family and I were able to drop by this new tourist attraction in my hometown called ‘Angel’s Sunflower Field’. It is a vast flower and vegetable garden which became popular since last year because of the beautiful shrubs and of course, its main star-the sunflower plants.

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Upon entering the place, a guide will ask you to register and pay the entrance fee. The entrance fee costs 30.00php per person(20.00 php if you are a student, senior citizen, PWD). A red stamp would be placed on your hand to indicate that you are already paid.

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Now let’s start exploring the field. For the first stop we have this cute little corner decorated with colorful hats, a bicycle, and a variety of indoor tropical plants.  Best place to chill.

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Next is the mini succulent garden. Look at those cacti and Echeveria rosettes o! #SucculentGoals huhuhu.

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How cute are those recycled pair of jeans? hehe.

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Cosmic Orange Cosmos.

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Barleria Cristata.

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Golden Candle Plant.

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Marigolds. (Smells like urine x_x)

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The main attraction : The Sunflower Field.

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Flower-induced happiness.

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Yes, this field is along the highway. You better go there early to avoid the crowd and the noisy cars.

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Fruits and vegetables were also planted around the field. From the most common kinds to the rarest ones.

Seedless Watermelon.

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Purple Chilli Peppers.

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There were studies supporting the notion that flowers actually induce positive emotions.  Make yourself happier by visiting this farm and surrounding yourself with God’s wonderful creations.

Stay happy and healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to be Tenacious

Tenacity is the art of being tenacious. It means being persistent in obtaining something valued or desired. It is about holding on. It is about never giving up.

I believe that all of us carry the capacity to become successful. We are blessed with friends, family members, and loved ones who, in one way or another, help us get through the challenges we face along our journey. We’re all equipped with our own special gifts and talents. Unique individual gifts and talent which are meant to be used as our weapons to success.

But yeah, life can be a cruel teacher. Some of us lose our path along the way.  We learn to stop dreaming and start being realistic.

And of course I had my fair share- life knocked me down really hard several times with stress, anxiety, depression,  death of loved ones, heartbreaks, rejections , and failures. Whatever your experiences were, it is important that you forgive, forget the pain and remember the lesson. Move on.  Use life’s setbacks to make you smarter and stronger. Keep in mind that every time you conquer those challenges, your level of tenacity increases. Think of it as a way of developing your mental toughness by overcoming adversity time and time again. Let it develop within you. Let it seep into your veins until you can confidently say ‘I AM TENACIOUS’.

As of this writing, I am still on my long and anfractuous journey to becoming a lawyer. I thank my Almighty God for putting me in law school, guiding me throughout my studies, and helping me with my finances. My life is a testimony of God’s faithfulness.

In the end, it is not about how tenacious you are in holding your dreams…

It is about how tenacious you are in trusting God.

I will be a lawyer because I can do all things through Him.

I am tenacious to that promise.

It isn’t the smartest, the strongest or the best-looking that succeeds. It is the most tenacious. -Christine Foord

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