Faith means surrender

Does it sound like another relationship post to you ladies? Haha, you bet, it is not!

Halfway through this month of October but it felt like I had been running miles away and had been distributing my body parts everywhere. It is our annual town fiesta celebration so it is one of the busiest months of the year.

This year was my second fiesta being a public servant and mind you, I had never been this fulfilled. Proposed the first ever Zumba Party, got the fund for my personal money, and everything just went in place because God is GREAT! I could have asked funding from the municipality, but I find it easier if I could just get it from mine. So I asked an organizer to help me with the event. Sent out sponsorship letters, transacted with the manager of the celebrity Zumba instructor, and met various people for the matters concerning the event (of course my parents helped me with some monetary consideration, haha). With barely three weeks to prepare, too little resources, too many challenges, and discouragements, my organizer and I survived!

A point came where I felt like I am losing my mind because my hands are too full to accommodate everything, plus law school stuff, plus I have to shell out a huge amount of money for revolving fund (without an assurance that it will be reimbursed). People who promised to help you didn’t show up. Some are just too happy to tear down your efforts in making things possible. And few individuals are just too frank to say that I am too ambitious in spearheading an event at a young age. My organizer almost quit because of too much pressure. So I gave up and gave it all to God.

During those times, I prayed harder and already thanked God for providing me with all my needs and strength. You know, when you thank God for the things that you are asking from Him even before you receive it – it means FAITH – and faith glorifies Him.

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9

The moment you claim this promise, you immediately thank Him for granting that prayer because you believe that He will deliver.

It was a tough event, a tough decision to hold an event alone without appropriating a government fund. One night I prayed, thanking God for providing me with an additional fund to sustain necessary expenses for the said event. To my surprise, support kept coming and more people are helping in any way that they could.

You see, God smiles when you raise your hands and let him take the wheel – when you surrender to Him.


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