This week pondering focuses on humility,
Behold, I say unto him, he exalts himself and does not humble himself sufficiently before me; but if he will bow down before me, and humble himself in mighty prayer and faith, in the sincerity of his heart, then will I grant unto him a view of the things which he desires to see.What a perfect thought as I celebrated my 3rd year anniversary with Prolook and Qstrike Mnfg. 3 1/2 years ago when I had my Skype interview with Dusty. I was at Disneyland, CA and he was in UT. I never thought this short chat would have directed the course of my life.
This job is very special to me. I started only as a Liaison, and now 3 years had passed, I am now the General Manager for QuickStrike Mnfg. Philippines Incorporated. From 1 employee to 47 amazing assets! Wow! I never expected it will come this far. Truly when we seek God's will through humility, He will exalt us. He will show us the way.
It's like yesterday when I was sitting by myself at a little corner inside Alson Sportswear Office. There were many many times when I wanted to quit. I felt left out. Alone. From Pasig to Pampanga. "Napag-iiwanan" because all of my friends are with big and well-known companies. I felt tired. There were discouraging times when good employees resigned. There were days when I doubted my own abilities to lead. Being a leader can be very lonely. It was very difficult to stay strong and happy while combatting my postpartum depression. There were times when all I wanted to do is to be a full-time housewife. Truly, nobody can do it alone. The words of Dusty, our CEO pricked my heart when once he told me, " When I look at each employee in this factory, I feel a strong desire to work hard because I need to bring food on each of their table". I learned that in life, everything we have and those we will yet acquire are not ours but the Lords. He entrusts us with all of these resources, power, fame and richness to lift and serve others. When He gives you this opportunity, take advantage. Grab it.
Sometimes, God gives us contradicting commandments. Thou shall multiply and replenish the earth but thou shalt NOT eat of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. It's easy to choose between good vs bad options. But it's very hard to choose between two good options. Which is better? Which is best? Should I move? Should I quit?
The first thing to do is to humble ourselves before God. Pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Open our hearts to acceptance and understanding of His judgments. He might assign you to a place you do not desire to be but His plan is always better than ours.
He sees the past, the present and the future at the same time. So there's no reason to doubt His will.
Secondly, choose that which concerns the good of others, rather than that which only benefit ourselves. My personal vision for myself is to leave this world a better place.
We have missions. In our pursuance to achieve them, choose a job that will give you a balance life. A company or a career that will allow you to become a good mother, a loving wife, a servant of the Lord and a servant of your fellow beings. I pray that in our pursuit of happiness, we may not only focus on one single mission and take other worthy purposes for granted. There are ways to accomplish all line upon line. We must always enjoy the journey because it is always more important than the destination.
So yah! Happy 3rd year to me....
Aside from being a Manager, I am also a wife and a mother to a cute baby this year, 2017.
Work Hard. Play Hard. Be the game changer.
Dreams do come true to those who have courage to pursue them. - Waltz Disney