02 September, 2011

Day 7 - Don't Give Up!

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do.  But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength." -Anonymous

Choosing to pursue your dreams didn't always mean choosing the easier path.  Most of the time, this path would seem the hardest to trod.  Difficulties along the way are encountered.  Problems, failures and frustrations would definitely weaken one's soul.  And sometimes, these hardships would push you to the verge of giving up.

I knew it was not easy.  From the moment I decided to follow my heart's desires, I was already informed that I was not opting for a more comfortable life.  As opposed to the somewhat "more secure" life that I had back then, I voluntarily threw myself to a life less stable, to an unfamiliar territory.  I took the risk - and even embraced it.  I knew back then that things were not going to be easy.  And I thought I also knew how hard it was going to be.

Over the past days, I always tried to analyze where I was at the moment and where I was headed.  I always kept my vision clear.  However, to tell you frankly, the past days had not been easy for me.  It even came to the point of me wanting to give up, of losing faith in the power of my dreams, of abandoning the aspirations I treasured both in my mind and my heart.  My impatience started to accumulate and became frustrations.  The fear of the unknown suddenly began creeping inside my head.  And my soul had gone tired and weary of praying, of hoping, of waiting.


Last Sunday, I heard the words which brought me back my lost courage.  Bro. Bo talked about having a breakthrough and how it comes, most of the time, during the darkest hour of one's life.

Sometimes, when darkness comes, we tend to lose trust over the power of the mighty hand that guides all of us.  In our eagerness to survive and find light, we use our own hands to grasp at whatever is near.  We are filled with fear yet we rely on our own clouded thinking.  If we would only realize that the key to surviving darkness is trust, fear would instantly vanish.  A trusting heart sits still in the midst of the darkness knowing that soon light will come.  Darkness too shall pass.  And I feel nothing but pure excitement in waiting for the dawn to come.

A friend recently asked me if I had regrets over the decisions I made lately.  I replied instantly with a no.  I may never have the same material luxury I was enjoying before but right now I just feel happier and more content with my life.  I feel I am where I am supposed to be right now - on track to becoming a happy millionaire.

"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked.  You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." -Trina Paulus


  1. This is such a feel good post. I do not know you personally, but I'm really happy for you. I hope someday I'll be able to finish my chosen track, too. :)

  2. @charles thank you very much. good luck on your chosen path! may your dreams be fulfilled! God bless always. :-)

  3. Hi Kenchu, thank you for subcribing and reading my blog. As I read your post, I remember having written an article back in 2009 about exactly what you are going through. If you want to read it, do go here ( it is a link back to my blog so I hope you don't mind me posting this, on your comments.)


    The article is titled Life's purpose. Looking forward to your inevitable success.


  4. @markso thank you sir for dropping by. already read your post and its just very inspiring. i would even love to recommend it to friends. i hope you continue to inspire more people sir. God bless always. :-)

  5. Thanks Ken, yes please do share this and any article on my blog to all of your friends. It is because of people like you who make me do the things I do. Keep it up!


  6. Ken, thanks for sharing entries like this, and I'm back-reading your posts. I'm currently on a cross-road and in distress due to unemployment. I'm in the darkest hour of my life, and just like you, I keep on holding on to God's promise of a better plan for my life.

    I'll let God surprise me. :)

  7. @Leo thank you. :-) thank you very much for appreciating. basta, always remember, and i'll never get tired of repeating this, never never give up. if God planted those dreams in your heart, He would provide you the necessary means to fulfill it. :-) stay happy and positive! i am sure, God will surprise you!

    God bless to your partner too. baka na-delay lang yung blessings mo sa career kasi sobrang blessed ka na sa lovelife. hehe.

    God bless you more. :-)