Yesterday my colleague and I sat for a quick run-through of updates before a meeting. He knows I’ve been overwhelmed (and somehow feeling unworthy) with the project we were given to spearhead for the last couple of months. He asked, “Does this add any value to you personally and in your career?” I smiled and sighed, “I don’t mind learning more. I’m always open to constructive criticism. I’m just afraid if I can’t deliver.” He replied, “I would be surprised if you’re not better and more confident… after everything you’re experiencing from here.” Although what we’re given isn’t totally out of our element, it’s an absolute challenging training that requires a lot of research, focus, meetings with local & international offices, to get it right. We’ve gone through errors--and more (or less) are about to happen--and we exchanged uncomfortable bilingual conversations with partners trying to overcome each step; and we’re barely halfway through. My hair’s falling, I’m exhausted every day, and before I doze off I make sure that my personal responsibilities are still met. I sleep for 5hrs on business days, and on-call on weekends. But I know something great will come after this--a year, a month, or years from now. God doesn’t give us something that we cannot handle… He will equip us along the way as we put our full trust in Him.
I can't wait to share about this journey with my family and close friends once it's done. Blessings are already overflowing as I write this; not just for me, but my loved ones even more. My personal definition of ‘blessings’ is gifts of unparalleled worth in generations to come. I am forever grateful, Lord, for Your redeeming love all the time. ❤️,R