Phillippians 1:6

… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

This was the word for me from my pastor as I walked through the departure gates for London, United Kingdom to pursue my final year of law degree.

Now that I am graduating (in three days) and heading home, I have somewhat understood the word spoken onto my life as I left my country.

Life in the UK has been such a rich experience. I was tremendously blessed to be able to study abroad, even for a very short period of time.

I traveled much, seen more of the world, been inspired and aimed to inspire.

I have truly understood the value of money. The value of hard earned money.

I have known what it meant to die to my own dreams, to make way for His dreams for me.

I have deeply understood that God is good. Full-stop. No circumstances thrown at me will change the fact that He is good, and that He is love.

I have truly known in my heart that if I am truly recognizing my Lord, I have no business being concerned about how and where He engineers my circumstances (taken from http://utmost.org/keep-recognizing-jesus/)

I have learnt how victory and success may not be what it seems if saw from the eyes of the world. Just like how Jesus died on the cross that Friday. In the eyes of the world, it seemed like it was defeat. As though all His work and ministry had come to an end. On the contrary, the world saw God’s sovereign plan for His death and future for the world on the third day when He rose again.

I have learnt to put relationships first. Everything else is secondary.

I have learnt not to distinguish different ages of people or make a mental categorization on them. I have learnt to treat children, the old, the teenagers, the adults and my peers all the same. With love and respect.

Being in a cold country, I have also learnt how to appreciate the little things in life. A warm cup of Milo, warm showers, warm hugs, and sun rays upon my skin.

Going back home, I may be excited to see old faces, indulge in great food, immerse myself in the sunlight. But let my soul not forget that I am going back home because I have been called to go home. My calling is in Malaysia. And there is where I shall serve the Lord in whatever I do. Be it as a postgraduate student, a lawyer in the future, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, a ministry worker, a worship singer, a teacher, a politician.

I will serve as the Lord commands.

If you would ask me if God’s work in me has been completed, I will tell you, no. I have a long way to go. So much more can be improved. I am still learning and I have much to learn. I will be a work in progress, until the day of Christ Jesus.

Till then, hello Malaysia. I’m coming back.

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2 Responses to “Phillippians 1:6”

  1. Congratulations on your graduation! God has truly blessed. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors

    P.S. Really enjoyed the song! 🙂

  2. This verse has stuck with (and guided) me all these years too, when a fellow intercessor prayed into my life… and i pray this same verse into other people’s lives too to encourage and spur them on in Christ, to pesevere in faith, run the race, and fight the good fight.

    And that’s how and why my blog is called just that: Work In Progress. This was exactly the sentiment and belief behind it and my life in its entirety: I will be a work in progress, until the day of Christ Jesus.

    i’ve seen such tremendous growth in you eversince i’ve been blessed to have crossed paths with you, and even more so when our lives began to intertwine.

    You are, and will always prove to be my greatest source of encouragement for me – a living testament of His grace at work in our lives, that He is far from finished with us yet, but we can already see glimpses of His glory shining in and through us: –

    Never has there been and never again
    Will there be another you
    Fashioned by God’s hand and perfectly planned
    To be just who you are
    And what He’s been creating
    Since the first beat of your heart
    Is a living, breathing
    Priceless work of art

    And I can see the fingerprints of God
    When I look at you
    I can see the fingerprints of God
    And I know it’s true
    You’re a masterpiece that all creation
    Quietly applauds
    And you’re covered with
    The fingerprints of God

    Just look at you
    You’re a wonder in the making
    And God’s not through
    In fact, He’s just getting started!

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