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my soul's travels: PDL Days 5, 6 and 7


Let's continue with Days 5, 6 and 7 for today. I have not been posting much about PDL, and i don't want to be too behind with what i need to write about.

Day 5 starts by asking: How do you see your life? Oh, the horror. My answers right away were life's a party, a long-playing music video/movie, etc. The answers to this question was regarded as my life metaphor. It is a "description of how life works" and what I expect from it. The book went on to say that seeing life as one big party says one thing about me: my primary joy in life is having fun. Well that's a bummer, ain't it?

In the next few paragraphs, it was revealed that there are three life metaphors that we can look at: Life is a test; Life on Earth is a trust; and Life is a temporary assignment. Looking back at my answer, oh geez. Hahaha! I guess i really need to learn a lot more than what i know about my life. A party? Yeah, that has to stop.

The chapter was a bit short, and i think is, for my purposes, best encapsulated in the questions for Day 5:

What has happened to me recently that I now realize was a test from God? What are the greatest matters God has entrusted to me?

Hmmm... I guess one test was probably with my decision to renew my faith. It all fell into place for me. I had a friend who asked me to join him in Church, the venue was convenient for me, the people were pleasant, etc. The choice was mine, with all the roads leading to this, do i run from it, or do i move forward? I think the choice to stay was the start for me. I had people ask me why I made the change, I had people joking around the activities of this Church, but i chose to stay. There will be more tests that will come, i know; and that's why i am asking for strength everyday. I have a big test coming, and like a moth flirting with fire, I hope to end up with no burns.

What has God entrusted me with? I am unsure what it really is, I am trying to think about my life and see if there is anything of great importance that i handle. My job, I guess, is one? But this answer is not concrete for me.

Day 6 continues with the next life metaphor: Life is a temporary assignment. It says that all of us are so into our accomplishments and achievements on Earth that we forget about our life after death, what would happen after our last breath here. We forget about eternity, and whether we spend that eternity with God or not.

The question for this chapter was: How should the fact that life is just a temporary assignment change the way I am living right now?

For me, to simply put it, I have to make sure that my next decisions and actions are geared towards what my life would be after i leave Earth. I have started my Project 365 and i must admit, there are a lot of temptations to break those goals that i set. Just today, my fubu was texting and i felt that that was a sign that tests are being put into motion. I want to be successful in this. I have never seen life this way and i am hoping i can come out victorious.

Day 7 was about bringing glory to God, as He was very generous with sharing His glory to us. The question was: Where in my daily routine can i become more aware of God's glory? Every moment of my life. When i wake up, it means i'm still alive. When i go down and see my family, it means i'm not alone. When i go to work, it means i'm blesses with a nice job. Everything I do or see is an example of His glory and i'm lucky to realize that now.

I am still tempted to read ahead, but i think taking this one day at a time is really helpful. Soon, i guess. I'll look back at everything i've written when i reach my 40th day. :)

Posted by jc_pagdanganan 02:27 Archived in Philippines Tagged soul_travels

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