Don’t cry for what you cannot fight for & face life with resilience.
by planter’s child adventures
I remembered so well. It was Thursday, 4 August 2020. The day I became officially unemployed, thanks to COVID-19.
I woke up, poured myself a cup of coffee and switched on the data on my phone to check emails. A nice yellow envelope flew in and I thought it was one of those Liverpool match day update, so I took a much closer interest to read the content.
The subject grabbed my attention. “PNG National Offboarding: Doreen Philip.”
I was anxious, afraid and lonely.
Should I cry? I thought crying at such a news was childish to do.
There was no one to talk to. I didn’t want to bother my father with this kind of news. I wanted to be able to manage the crisis and be responsible enough to take the next right action before telling him about my situation.
I took a deep breath and swallowed the remaining contents in the cup.
I carefully typed the response and punched the sent button the next day. I was officially unemployed.
I didn’t know who to talk to that afternoon. Beth, whom I confided in was in Lae and I didn’t want to disturb her so I decided to take a walk down the street to enjoy buai and catch the afternoon breeze in an attempt to believe the news.
Then I thought of my big brother whose words of encouragement and wisdom over the years have helped me personally and professionally.
” Dzi nafung(my sister), do not waiver in your faith, let’s go for Sabbath on Saturday.”
I happily agreed and joined the kids for service that fateful Saturday at Migagi, 17-Mile, just outside of Port Moresby.
Two days later, I received word to start in a new role.
I thank my brother and his church family for praying for love, peace, guidance and humility. I also thank them for the love and support given.
I believe that a prayer is answered when motive is right.
In my prayer, firstly, I asked God for his guidance and protection over my family at home at this trying times.
” If I took things for granted, Lord, I thank you for the opportunity to realise through this situation and I pray for love, peace, patience and humility.”
I continued: ” Lord you alone knows the plan you have for me, plans to bring prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future I hope for. I confess my sins and I pray that you help me see the good in this situation.”
And I’m happy and thankful that I grew up in a village where God’s Word was widely preached and the Words became light to direct a path.
So spend time to listen, read a lot of good books and watch audios to learn. Effective listening coupled with good company with wise and or ethical people is key to build resilience that help one to control how to react and overcome situations.
I have learned to see good in every situation and I’m not afraid to step out of my comfort zone and action to achieve my goals and inspire other young people to believe in themselves and realise their potential in life.
Stay motivated and blessed.
Namnufan bini. Ongobo dave. Good afternoon.