How to live a Full Life

Focus on what you can do and not what you cannot

Focus on what you can gain even how small it is, and not what you could possibly loose

Focus on celebrating the little victories and not dwell on failures

Focus on what you have and not what you don’t

Focus on hearing more than being heard

Focus on giving others more attention than receiving attention

Focus on empowering others and not so much to be in position of ‘power’

Focus on giving others praise when is due and not so much to receive them

Focus on the best in people and not the worst in people

Focus on serving others not so much to be served

Focus on loving more than being loved

Focus on blessing others more than receiving blessings

Focus on the people who love you presently and not so much the people you want to be loved by

Focus on surrendering your burdens to God and not strive blindly to solve them alone

Focus on dying to ourselves that we may live our life in the fullness of Christ Jesus

❤ Eunice

LIFE

LIFE is fragile in many ways, yet it can be empowering and impactful. It depends on how you Think it, how you want to Do life, and This comes from the desire of your Soul that is behind the Mind that thinks these things.

Then, what have you been feeding your soul with? Ultimately this whole thing translates to: You become what you eat. If you feed your soul with God’s promises / testimonies (your own or others), your soul becomes hopeful and courageous. If you feed yourself with regret or “imagination of the worst case scenario”, unhealthy expectations and other types of “junk -soul-food”, your soul will grow fearful, weary and eventually empty.

These traits will be reflected in the way you think and act, and an Overflow of its traits can be felt and experienced by the people around you.

Soul-mind-action-overflow.

A collective overflow of what we do in our lifetime then sends a message to the people around you and after you. Is it a transformed life in Christ that moves the hearts of People (whether many or a few) or a Life that takes, and never gives, or a Lukewarm life that is the epitome of the Ecclesiastes message “life itself is meaningless”.

What is the message that you truly desire to leave behind? (Not the kind that changes with time, but the kind that sticks around, recurs and sends an ache down your gut). How much do you want God to transform your heart, mind and soul? How much do you want the Lord to be your source of food for your soul’s journey?

Have a think. GOD BLESS ❤

Thanksgiving

Happy thanksgiving everyone! This week I was reflecting on what it means to have a heart full of gratitude. While on in, I pondered over this verse:

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

It is active choice to trust and praise the Lord, declaring his goodness over whatever circumstances that may come our way. It’s hard to persevere when we cannot see the end of the road, but it is in these difficult situations that inevitably demands us to declare of the blessings He has given.

When you start counting your Blessings, it expands and becomes infinite. Because gratitude grows faith, and by faith you speak forth all of God’s goodness into reality.

What is God’s plan for me?

This week, I was just wondering what does “God’s plan for your life” truly mean. While dwelling on that thought. I realised the term “God’s plan” is often seen as a concept of the future. But in actual fact, “God’s plan for your life” includes the present. Who you meet today, your routines, your trials and challenges are all part of the plan God has for your life.

You might ask “what about the wrong decisions I’ve made, the people whom I might have accidentally offended?” Or say “my life is too mundane right now, perhaps I’m not living out God’s call in my life” Or be convinced that “God’s purpose for my life is too much of a complicated concept, and maybe, there is not even a plan at all”.

Notice that such thoughts seem to paint God as someone who is less than who he really is? He is the one who planned the universe to perfection. AND That same God planned YOUR life.

Your life is divinely orchestrated, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t go through negative situations. It means that God will use EVERYTHING to move you toward that place of goodness, the place he wants you to be. It is easy to think: why did that friend betray me, or why this unfair situation happened to me, or why weren’t my prayers answered. But this doesn’t mean that it is God is not in control. God uses good things, but he can use the not so good things just as much.“There is nothing in life happens TO you, it happens FOR you.” God would not allow it to happen to you if he didn’t have a purpose. Ultimately, it will not work against you, it is going to work for you. What was meant for harm, God will use for your advantage. Judas betrayed Jesus. If you stood in Jesus’s shoes, you would have been really furious with God if you didn’t trust that the Father had a purpose in using Judas. Judas in some sense probably served a greater purpose than any other disciples. If it weren’t the betrayal, there wouldn’t be a resurrection, and there wouldn’t have been a redemption. God uses the not so good things to create a greater and redeeming purpose at the end of the chapter or season

We can never fully encompass the wisdom of God in our minds. But we can trust and lean on His wisdom, that He will take us where he wants us to be, the purpose only you can fulfill, and no other person will be able to do the same.

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

Psalms 139:16 NIV

Remember, God has your best interest at heart. He has also taken to account all your weaknesses into His blueprint for your life, and he has purposed you to share in His glory.

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18

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To make things easy to understand:

I think my life is boring = God is seeking me to remain in Him even in the quietness

I cannot understand why bad things are happening to me = it is not the end of the story, God is not done yet. Time will reveal his plans. Be patient. What you thought was bad may not be what it really is

I have no idea what is God’s plan for me = you are living in His plan already, as you remain in Him he will take you from glory to glory

Why isn’t God answering my prayers = “Do you really know what you are asking for?” God is telling you “I have something greater for you that I know you will love, you sure you want to just settle for this you asked?”

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Hope this post has served as an encouragement to you. God bless

❤Eunice

Trusting God in your frustrations

As I was just dwelling on the topic of frustrations – the things that we want God to change so badly, or how much we want justice to be served to those who wronged us: a thorn in the flesh. Paul expresses his emotions in passing towards his thorn in the flesh, and so did Smith wigglesworth about his gall stones. And then, I thought about the story of Moses at the burning Bush, when he told God he wasn’t eloquent, or not good enough for the job. What intrigued me most at this point was the way Moses described his issue to God as though God didn’t already know his problem.

“Moses said to the Lord , “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”” Exodus 4:10

And how did God respond to this? He could have simply taken away the stutter in his speech. But he didn’t. Instead, God gave him Aaron to help him, and asked him to go do as told.

We are not gonna understand everything. I mean, how can we compare what we know to what He knows and dictate to God what He should do for us and tell Him how to be a good God to you when we ourselves disobey Him.

The beginning of Faith is not when your frustrations disappear, it is when you continue to OBEY him in your frustrations. If you are not faithful in the wilderness, how can God trust you to be faithful in the promise land. Many times, it might not look like anything is happening on the outside. But something is happening on the inside. God does not stop his work in your life just because you “think” you are stuck, in fact he could be doing a deeper and much more extensive work in your life. You’ve just gotta keep your spiritual eyes open.

Let’s leave the “why” on the table and let the Lord reveal His mysteries with time. He is Faithful, because he cannot deny himself.

My first mission trip (part 2)

The mission trip was an absolutely blessed time for me. It was a break from the mundane that truly gave me a realignment of my heart to His heart. Each day had many God moments and learning points, and there were unique challenges for each school we visited.

The first challenge on day one was: the miscommunication of the number of children there were. The numbers that were given to us were around 50 students, but it jumped to around 100 when we were there. Nevertheless, God was ahead of us, and all our teams prepared extra materials and enough goodie bags for every child. This was something to really praise God for – for the team work and for how everyone handled the situation peacefully. The most amazing experience for me was how the children there are so responsive, and just always looking forward to your every hi-five, hugs and kisses.

The second day was the first day that we experienced a group of 90 children. (The context of this is that the students are actually divided into 4 groups for 4 stations we prepared, and a manageable number for each group of children was 50 on the average). So basically 90 children in a group was like almost twice the size. But thank God, we managed to pull through, and even interacted with the teachers.
The third day was a day of faith. It was the day that my station was living the “five loaves and 2 fishes” that we were teaching the children about. Basically, we left some important logistics at the hotel. They were logistics that made me go “so how ah, we brought almost nothing”. But yet through working together with the other stations, sharing items, every child could experience what we had to teach them, and God truly multiplied our 5 loaves and 2 fishes of logistics.
The 4th day I believe was the most challenging day of all. The day where 18 people ( including translators) handled the almost 600 children and the resistance from the principal herself for us to carry out our program. I really thank God for our team that was so willing to reenact the final skit 3 times due to space constraint, and the love of God that changed the heart of the principal, who later requested us to return the following year despite her initial resistance.
The final day was a challenging one for me personally – because I had seen the first few days of the toothbrushing station, and I prayed hard asking God for a stomach of steel after realising that my station combined with the theirs, due to a drop in the number of children. I was wondering how I was gonna help them when, every time I walked past the ground of spit and blood, I could not help but feel my stomach churn. However, during the station, I grew to care very much for 2 or 3 children and in fact helped to brush their teeth without feeling grossed out. At that moment, God revealed to me a very important lesson: which is that when you LOVE the child, the drool or blood or spit no longer bothers you, you are just really all focused to help the child brush his/her teeth. It is indeed a insight to me about how God felt when He gave us his life to cleanse us and to be amongst us – and that nothing “dirty” made him want to love us or save us any lesser.

This mission trip was God’s tool to teach me so much about Him and how God loves every individual and is the only one who can move peoples hearts into repentance. Furthermore, it is a pleasure to witness how all our brothers and sisters in Christ from all age groups coming together for this trip and gearing up for the revival. I hope that this would encourage you to sign up for the mission trips organised by your churches this upcoming year. May you all be blessed and be a blessing. Thank you!

❤ Eunice

My first mission trip (part 1)



Hey everyone, it has been so long since I last posted something! Not because I neglected my blog or anything but because I have a long testimony to share the stretched the past few months and it all centres around my first mission trip to Myanmar last December.

 If there was one word to describe it, it would be “soul-searching”. This trip was a time for me to learn more about God’s heart and my own, and to understand more and more about what faith in God was, and how He worked. But before I share about how amazing God was during the trip, I would like to share with you all how I came about signing up for this.

I recalled it was one afternoon around March last year that I was just eating catered lunch at church when Pastor Thomas (one of my church pastors) came to me and ask: “Eunice, we have one mission trip to Myanmar in december, do you want to join us?”. The model response would be “Yes! Amen to missions, I’m going” – but not me at first. I was actually thinking “I’m not too sure, cuz I am concerned about my school results, worse come to worse, I may not graduate – Even if I did, job search was another concern, and there was no telling of whether I was going to be available in december”. However I realised when that TIME that is dedicated for God’s purpose, everything would somehow work out, and so I made up my mind to participate for this mission trip.

Months passed, and I finally graduated and my results in mid August and they were better than expected. And somehow by God’s abundant grace, I landed in a 2 month contract job in September in the field that I graduated in, which was – thank God – just nice to fit till the trip, because it would end in November. However during the 2 months, I was concerned about not having a perm job when I returned, and I could not deny that I had to forgo many opportunities because not many companies would want to hire a fresh grad who would take leave within the first 3 months of working with them. However, God showed the expanse of his goodness to me, when my boss decided to convert me to a permanent role on the friday just before I left for the mission trip, and confirmed a start date the week I returned. Till today, I still discover more and more of his goodness and blessings at my workplace. I learnt that just by saying YES to God in obedience, despite how impossible any situation might seem, God surely honours it.

May you be blessed in all that you honour God in the coming week!

❤ Eunice

Simple answers: God knows all our desires and needs, so why pray?

I’ve contemplated about this question for the past few months, and finally I’ve managed to summarize a simple answer to address this common Christian query. There are 3 reasons to this:

1. To cultivate faith and gratitude 

When you put you requests to God through prayer, it shows faith by recognizing that God can do what You can’t do yourself. Our God is a good God. He wants to bless you and wants the best for you. But if the request was never spoken and yet it was fulfilled, how would you know and remember of his goodness? When you pray and God answers them, that heart of gratitude towards Him grows. When you recall his goodness, you will have the faith that he’ll surely bring you through the same situation as he had done previously.

2. Answers can come through prayers

When you verbalise and express your thoughts to God through prayers, you are able to listen to yourself as well. This may give you an insight into what is in your heart and brings to light what are your true motives. Sometimes, God also puts certain thoughts/wisdom into your mind that helps direct your steps. And by praying, your spirit is awaken and is able to discern even the mind of God.

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9-11‬ ‭NIV

3. To have fellowship with us

Prayer is also talking to God, relating with God and spending time with him. God created man out of his Great Love to have a relationship with us. It’s is pretty amazing that even though he knows everything about us, he still longs to talk to us and hear our needs. He is not a God who doesn’t feel, he is a God who can be amazed, pleased, sad, etc. He reacts to our prayers! 

Earlier this week I was reading a passage in Luke, which left me just so in awe and intrigued of how God despite all knowing and seeing, he can still be amazed by his creation! 

“There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭7:2-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I hope you have been bless reading this, have a great week ahead! God bless!

❤ Eunice 

Simple answers: Explaining God the Trinity

I’ve often tried to fathom how is God God the Trinity. I tried to wrap my head around it many times but always imagine it to be like a 3 in one coffee mixture or something. 

Then one day my sister came home and asked my dad. “Daddy how do you explain to a non-believer about God the trinity?”

My Dad simply replied “It’s like ICE, WATER and STEAM. They are all H2O.”

It then dawned on me that the entire bible illustrates how God is our living WATER. All states of water are necessary for survival on earth and to support life too. 

After my best friend heard this she said, “yeah, we experience that water cycle everyday too!” And yes, indeed we need to experience our God everyday. It’s necessary for the survival of our spirit that has come alive when we believed in the gospel. So don’t let it run dry!

So next time someone asks you, how to explain God the Trinity, you won’t be taken aback and be lost for words 😊. God bless you all.

❤️ Eunice

God’s goodness endures

Today I just want to share a wonderful thanksgiving: I HAVE FINALLY GRADUATED!!!!

This past one year has been a life transforming journey, both spiritually and in character. I look back at my old blog posts and journals and I’m just in awe of how God has shaped me through this difficult year.

I remember how disappointed I was when I received my results last year, and how lost I was, not knowing if there was any meaning to press on for another year. Yet by some miracle, I managed to graduate with a second lower honours (Hooray!!), when I thought no matter how well I did I would still graduated with a third class honours (or may even not even graduate at all). On top of that, the subject that I thought I was going to fail, scored the highest. This was God trying to tell me: “Just try your best, and I WILL DO THE IMPOSSIBLE”. In fact, all that he has promised me a year ago (see The Joyful Struggle), had come to pass.

All in all I really thank God for being there for me and just remaining faithful even when I’m not.

He will not let our foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber.

Psalms 121:3

His goodness endures, even more so when I find myself saying “it is impossible” or “I’m not good enough”. Yet he tells me again:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

This testimony is really the reflection of the promise of His perfect strength. Indeed to all glory be to God who’s Love for each and everyone of us overflows.

❤ Eunice