It is so much a delight to hear from you. You know what? I was quite expecting you would say a lot of things to me; in fact, I know you did. I sense how excited you are of what I can tell you today–how far I’ve become, how many challenges I’ve overcome, how many accomplishments I’ve done in the past year, … I’m also quite sure you were ranting, but I could no longer remember what the ranting was all about. You know, there are some big issues of yours that do not matter that much anymore NOW.
But you know what? I am proud of you just as much as you are of me. Hadn’t you decided to give your best, I wouldn’t be here now. Hadn’t you persevered, I might not just simply exist today. But what I admire most about you is how you’ve clung on to God and believed that only He has the power to control everything in your life–from your past, to your present, up to the time I am writing this letter. It’s amazing; I can tell you that every single thing that has happened (since you write me this letter until now) couldn’t have happened without His creative hand in it.
Thank you for reminding me not to forget the learning I got during my four years of stay in college. Oh, I may not promise being able to apply all the teaching you heard in class as most of them were lost right after the examinations, to tell you frankly (and as you might know it is). But for sure, all the things you’ve stored in this heart remains until now, and from this tiny treasure box I will draw the precious things which you hope I would share and give to others.
Thank you for all the effort you gave which I am now building on in order to further shout to the world the Name we are living for. I may not be looking back to you often as it seems unnecessary, considering that the instructions of our Master weighs more than your advices when it comes to facing today’s decisions. I’m sure you would agree. But of this I assure you: I’m still living this life all for His glory.
Cheers to an even brighter future!
* This letter is written in response to a letter from the past delivered by FutureMe.org to my inbox:
Grabe, kumusta ka? I cannot think how you would be one year from now. You must have started working by now. Is that in CCT? I’m so proud of you. I know you’ve gone a lot after just a year! Oh my, the Lord has really been so great in your life. Amazing! 🙂
Well, I suppose you won’t remember much of this day, when you tried to come here in MSD to finish your Chapter 3 for the thesis subject, but ended up writing a letter to your future self! haha.. But I suppose you won’t forget this time when you experienced things you know you would remember forever. haha.. cheezy!
Well, those moments with Jen, those memories of [your crush], and all the “what if’s” and “what about’s” just kept on bugging you almost everyday! Well, I’m not sure if it will still matter to you when you get to read this, but as of the moment these are a big deal for me.
Haay.. Truly, it’s amazing how time can change the seemingly unchangeable. But I do hope you won’t forget all the learning you’ve got during your 4 years of stay in college. Don’t forget them, because these are one of the most precious things you could give and share to other people. Cheers to a brighter future!
More blessings all for God’s glory. 🙂