Stress Buster: Relieve Stress
In Jesus’ Name! is a new category of my blog… my personal journal..my private conversations with God about stuff in my life. I’ve edited it, though, to protect other people’s identity. The Lord has inspired me to give you a peek..so You’ll see how He works with a vessel of clay like me. He can work with You, too, if You let Him.
This week was kind of filled with stress.. worries and anxieties.. And joys too.
Well, my brother arrived. Safe and sound after a mishap and being stranded in China.. He lost his Chinese visa. Thank You for providing him people who helped him..
But, remember we just bought a house of our own right? Well, we were hoping he’d be able to share with the monthly equity payment, even for just 3 years.
Sadly, he said he’d be willing to help out with the payments but he can’t be able to share monthly.. What with all his financial needs as well. He promised to give though whenever he can.
My sisters said that means we won’t expect anything at all from him. That means we’re on our own and if we receive anything from him that’ll be a bonus.
We understand, though. He has three kids and is also building his house.
My mother and I talked about just giving it up for fear we can’t save for the monthly equity.. But my sisters were adamant..we will. With Your help.
Indeed. Knowing You are with us, Dearest helped a lot.
When I heard my brother say he can’t promise to pay regularly, I started to worry. But then I found this pin on Pinterest that really calmed me and gave me hope:
It’s in Your hands, Dearest. I surrender to You.
Monday, I got this message from my Daily Bible app:
“Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart.”
Philippians 4:6 GNBDK
That calmed me immensely. And gave me hope for that house. And that’s that.
Then my best friend, who’s like a sister to me ( at one time I called her ‘Unnie’, Korean for elder sis) called saying her sis, who works at John Hopkins Aramco Hospital in Saudi, said for me to send her my resume.
You see, 2 weeks ago, I shared with Unnie about this advert I found in the newspaper about this hospital, John Hopkins Aramco, an American company in Saudi Arabia, is hiring nurses, including out-Patient Department Nurses (my current job assignment as a nurse in our hospital) which very rarely happens! She said that’s where her sis is working and encouraged me to go and apply.
Unfortunately, I never had plans on going abroad so I never have papers with me..and so I figured that even if I’d scramble to get those requirements ready, it would be impossible for me to make the deadline..so I didn’t apply..
When Unnie called, I thought, ok why not? Just try. That night, Monday, I made my resume and sent it to her sis thru Unnie.
Last night I read her sister’s reply that she’ll send it to their HR and for me to send a copy to their Philippine Agent, IPAMS.
That shook me a little. It could happen. My life could change if I take that action. So I thought I need a word from You.
I got nothing specific.
This morning my daily bible app message read:
““Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock. Would any of you who are fathers give your son a stone when he asks for bread? Or would you give him a snake when he asks for a fish? Bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”
Matthew 7:7-11 GNBDK
I spent the entire morning just crying out to You in my heart. While working, of course.
I want nothing more but to be able to stop being an employee… To be able to build something that will give me passive income.. And that’s building my internet business and my Dxn business..both businesses that I know will give me freedom to work wherever and whenever I want.. And will also challenge me creatively.
But going abroad will also give me new experiences..a chance to travel…see new places.. New cultures..
Also to earn so much in such a short time. I could start paying off the new house big time..save for capital to start a DXN centre in Baybay so I could be with my family… Working my own health and wellness business with DXN.
Just for a few years.
So I was mulling over all these considerations in my mind while working…begging You to speak to me..show me the way.
At lunch, we ate with 2 nurses from the ER. Amazingly, along the course of the meal, one of them just casually mentioned that she applied in this hospital called John Hopkins Aramco and that she made the short list and would be scheduled to go to Manila for a final interview on August. The thing is, she’s not doing it because she has no money for the plane fare although she was assured that she’d be refunded for all her expenses there.
What? The very subject of my stress, worry, and anxiety the whole morning! What were the chances that I’d be able to talk with someone, out of the blue, about that one thing that I’ve been thinking about the whole morning!
i don’t believe in coincidences. Nope. Not anymore since I knew You.
i believe You allow everything to happen.
I encouraged her.. what a great opportunity it would be for her and what a loss it would be if she gave it up just because she can’t find the money for her expenses which would be refunded! I encouraged her to just try.
And that encouraged me as well. Just try.
Yes, I don’t have any of the requirements at the moment but my resume, but I can try sending that. And then it’s up to them to approve me or not. If not, it’s not a loss for me and if I do get approved, I can start working on the requirements right away. Everything will work out fine.
My sister said that if God wills it, it will happen.
So I emailed my resume earlier this evening.
And all these, I surrender to You, Dearest. All my stress, worries and anxieties.
You are my Stress-Buster.
I did my best… You’ll do the rest.
But I ask, Dearest. I ask for miracles to happen, doors to open, and favours to receive in both these situations that I am in right now.
In Jesus’ Name!
- Seek God. Ask a word from the Lord.
- Surrender to God. Trust that He will do what He said.
This is it for now. ‘Til next time.
To our Health, Wealth, and Victory, GODSPEED!
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