Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be a opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.
Knowing every challenge I encounter will make a better me, strong in personality.
Everyone is my teacher. I was always in strong faith mood, knowing that I will be able to go through every trials.
And that was years ago, I did have great experiences and awesome adventures.
I went to a bible study today, realized that I had somehow forgotten about this powerful verse.
And it shall be in my 2011 resolution list. I can apply it in almost in my new year resolutions.
Here's my story,
Back to form 6, I entered a famous school in Ipoh, St. Michael Institution, aka SMI. With awesome British structured building, cream in colour, beautiful red roof, world class toilet, food court as the canteen, perfectly trimmed grass field. Opposite to Ipoh old town. Who would not fall for SMI in the first sight?
Well, there was a little girl. It was her dream school even since kindergarten. And it is me!
I stayed around the area back then, so everyday school bus will pass by SMI before my kindergarten. Because of the building structure that caught me, so I asked my mom to let me study in SMI. Sadly, I was told that it is a boy school. Realized that I am a girl, I will have to accept the fact. But it is a question I will definitely ask God when I died, "If You knows me so well, why wouldn't You make me a boy?"
p/s : I have other solid reasonsSSss on why I want to be a boy. Damn you if your guys. You need to be grateful on the advantages you have as boys. Hump!!
Anyhow, I manage to enter the dream school of mine for Form 6. Being raised in a Chinese and Cantonese speaking family and Chinese school from Primary all the way to Secondary, entering the English speaking school was a challenge that I had to encounter. I can't speak fluent and proper English but I prayed all the time. On almost every single time. Even in toilet. I prayed on other stuff also. Haha~ I know I'm crazy, simply because I just need the prayers.
Well, I stepped out from my comfort zone into a total stranger place. Many wonderful lessons were learnt and great people are met. People I will cherish and love for life. Best thing is, rewards were given to me.
All because I carried this verse with me James 1:2-4. Some used to 'dislike' me but turn out we are now good friends. Stories definitely are in memory now. Some may hurt me, but I will love them no matter how.
I want to live by FAITH once more.
Love must be sincere. (was reminded in today's bible study)
Be happy for your unhappiness. For they are here to shape ya.
Romans 5 : 3
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance.