back in action

Alright.

After almost two months of less than inspirational content, I’m ready to get back into some serious blogging over here.

‘Serious’ meaning more thought out posts, less emotion-driven ones.  No one really like emo posts, right?

I’ve also given the blog a bit of a facelift and updated the About Me pagecheck it out – hopefully to get me motivated again to put out quality rather than just post something on a whim.

Just thought you should know :).

Stay tuned…

– Ames

process

I’m a dreamer.   I have lots of dreams of how things should be and what I want to do.  But some most of the times, I’m impatient.  I want to see those dreams become a reality right NOW.  Sometimes I get exasperated with how much work needs to be done and how the present doesn’t look like the dream I have in my head.  I’m impatient to see results and when there looks like there’s little to no progress, I’m tempted to just throw up my hands and say, “That’s it.  I’ve tried it.  It’s not working.  Move on.”  I have this image in my head of a little child who has planted a seed, watered it and demands it to produce fruit right then and there lol.

But then I’m reminded that anything worth having has a price tag.  And with most things, it’s not about the destination but the process.  If there’s no process/journey, the destination is less worthwhile or you value it less.

SO.

I’m still learning.  I’m learning to be patient.  I’m learning to appreciate the days of small beginnings.  I’m learning to enjoy the here and now whilst applauding those who have already done the hard yards and are living the dream.  Joyce Meyer was quoted saying (I may have paraphrased but this is how I remember it): “A lot of people want what I have but and not willing to do all that I did to get here.”

Well, here’s me saying that though I have a long way to go in many areas, I’m committed to the process.  I’ll do what it takes (by the grace of God) to make those God-given dreams a reality.

Just wait and see.

One day, we’ll see that seed grow into a lovely tree that inspires the dreams of many others in the days to come.

♥ Ames

I’m a professional

A famous radio talk-show host began to lose his hearing, had drug charges made against him and then started to lose his ability to speak.  He said (as quoted by Jentezen Franklin in his ‘Drag it off the Road‘ message):

A professional is somebody who does what they know they have to do regardless of how they feel.  Do you think I felt like coming into work this morning?  I don’t always feel like it but I do it anyway because I’m a professional.

Sometimes we need to just quit doing what we feel and just be a professional about it.  It’s true for the life of a student as well as a Christian.

Just get on with it.

♥ Ames

step up and out

I’m being challenged to step up and out of my comfort zone.  Hence, it’s ‘uncomfortable’.

I know I still got a long way to go but I’m learning.  I’m growing.  I’m improving everyday.

And that’s the main thing.

Gotta always keep that in mind.

You can’t move forward unless you have the courage to do things you never did before.

♥ Ames