As I walked the streets of Makati, I remember what it was like to be part of this bustling area of the Metro. People were in their best corporate attire and everyone seemed to be busy with what was going on with their lives. I remember I was excited when I first started working here. I felt like my dreams were just within reach if I just worked hard to achieve my corporate goals. I loved wearing my corporate attire which made me feel important and on top of the world. I could say that I was somehow blessed with my 4 year stint in the corporate scene. Almost every year, God would bless me with a promotion and after working for just over two years, I was given the challenge to manage a team and rise immediately on the corporate ladder. I know I didn’t have enough experience at that time but I was up for the task. I learned a lot while working for a big corporation. I will never forget the places I visited, the projects I handled and my bosses who have mentored me.
But in the midst of a good career track, I know there was a different calling for me. I thought being able to travel for work was the best thing that could happen for any individual just starting on their career. But those times that I was away from home and in another country would leave me longing for something – longing for the people close to my heart: my family, friends (church, high school, college, etc.) and Dgroup. And most of all, it left me longing to serve in ministry.
To make the long story short, I was suddenly lead by God to join a small company that was just starting up. It was a humbling experience for me when I left my managerial position to take a different path in my career. I will not go into further details anymore but this I can confidently say: It was all worth it! I now have a better schedule, which I have good control over. I have enough time to do my ministry. I no longer have to travel and be away from the people I love. And financially, I can say that I have enough and sometimes even more. Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing entirely wrong with my previous job that’s why I stayed there for 4 years but God just had other plans for me.
I just want to briefly share in this post that life may not necessarily go the way you expect it to be. But as long as you are in step with the Lord, He will take you through and show you what life is really supposed to be about. It’s not about what the world has to offer. It’s really just about having God and finding contentment in God. He led me to give up my corporate dream but in return, I have received more. I have found contentment where I am right now just because I have Him. And I know that’s life! Living rather than just existing, with the Lord by your side. May you find peace and contentment in Him – it is all worth it!