Title: Work in Progress


So I think I’m being kicked out of my room, not by the school but by the wildlife. My post on new years was about a phantom lizard stalking me but this time the danger was real. Auxiliaries, (gasps for breath) a huge spider got into my room and by huge I mean it was like the size of my hand and by in my room, I mean I saw it walking on my walls. I know right, like what are the odds? Thanking God for 2 things: the sun was still shining and there was a super nice security guard nearby who saved my life. Ok, I know I’m being a little dramatic but I just don’t like having my space invaded especially by creatures that do not understand the concept about space. But that’s not what this post is about.

Today’s post is about being dramatic in our decisions. Being bold and innovative. Coming out of our comfort zone and exploring a new thing. For months, I have been debating about whether I should switch rooms or not but clearly, after Sunday, I think I can safely say my decision has been made. The signs have been there. I have been complaining about it for months and I hadn’t realized until it became something I even felt comfortable sharing with strangers. And that’s when it hit me. I had a ‘See your life’ moment. This ties into what I was doing with my life last week.

So basically, instead of an endless vacation in Penang thanks to Sumaya (who was truly such an awesome host) I had to cut my trip short and attend a leadership experience last week. It was sooo awesome, I learned so much in those four days, apart from knowing I can actually wake up at 4am if I have to. But I think the resounding thing was that we, as young people, have sooo many awesome ideas on how to change the world and make it a better place. But all we do is hide our ideas and become a part of the system and lead a mediocre life and then wait to die and have a generic funeral with generic eulogies downloaded from the internet. I was reminded, quite harshly, that that is not what I want for myself. Being mediocre pains me and stresses me and makes me sick all the time because I have been called for excellence that I have not been achieving.

To be honest, I have been hiding behind my excuses, and it is true that I have at least 3 excuses for everything I do. One more excuse and I’ll have built myself a mental prison from which I would die trying to get out of and my cause of death would obviously be misunderstood. But thankfully, I have been challenged again and this time I have accepted. I am now working on making one of my dreams come true. More details coming soon. And now I pass the challenge to you. It’s never too late or too early to start. I recently saw a 6 year old that started her own charity for helping homeless people and I was challenged yet again, what am I doing with my life?

Being a Christian is not about memorizing all the bible verses or having a perfect attendance record at church. It’s about being the change that the world needs. Yes, we are not of this world so we should not conform but we should allow our minds to be transformed by the Holy Spirit so we can change the world for everyone. We all know what we are supposed to be doing yet we just sit back and let everything fall apart around us. But as long as church is safe, but as long as we are safe in our houses, but as long as our families are safe, but as long as our friends are safe. But what about everyone else? They have friends and families just like you.