Valuable Life Lessons of 2019

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I know you might be thinking that an article about valuable life lessons of 2019 article is too early. Actually, this is more of a post-2018 article. The life lessons were already shown to me last 2018 but it was only recently that I understood it.

So here are some of these valuable life lessons I learned.

#1: You don’t need to force people to see your worth, the right people will see it.

One of the most important life lessons I learned this. I have always been a pleaser. In short, I want people to like me. This means I make an effort to get along with most people. When others dislike me, I feel the need to try even harder. Consequently, I felt tired repeatedly proving myself to others. If people didn’t like a comment I said, I would try to compensate for it. I especially didn’t like the feeling of hurting other people. I would often adjust so other people would feel more comfortable. A lot of times I go way beyond what is expected of me, just so people can see my worth.

I am that kind of person. But I don’t regret doing anything that I have done for anyone or for anything. For the record, I did what I did, and at that moment I felt happy. I realized that I don’t need to prove anything to anyone anymore. It was a struggle for me. I am a reflective person, and I often hear myself saying, “Mabait naman akong tao” or “Magaling naman ako“, etc. It was as if I was convincing others that I was worthy. I needed to convince people I was a good person, and it was tiring.

This year I realize that my worth isn’t measured by the title I have. That my identity is not rooted in the position I serve. I was focusing on people who were not ready to see nor accept my worth so why do I bother so much. This realization was even made stronger in The Feast when the sermon was about being worthy only in the eyes of God. The only recognition I needed was God’s and not any other human being. This brings me to my second life lesson.

#2: Go where you are valued. Wherever you will be, people will love you.

I remember coming across this article, from which I cannot recall anymore. Maybe it was on Facebook, or a book, or just God’s message to me. It was a simple message saying that “Wherever you are, people will love you for you”. A life lesson I always remind myself as I tend to be critical of how people see me. As I mentioned in life lesson #1, I feared to be unlike.

#3: Your comfort zone is not always your Blooming Zone

Sometimes the very place you feel most comfortable with does not help you bloom as much. The more that you stay in one place that does not seem to challenge you, can make you complacent. Likewise, this comfort makes us stagnant and contented with the skills we have that we forget to explore. Thus, this half year made me realize there is so much that the world offers. There are a lot of opportunities that we can pursue.

But, of course, a comfort zone is COMFORTABLE. Why would they name it such if it is not easy to be there. Getting the first step towards your courage zone is the hardest, but as soon as you step on it, you will realize how easier it will get. Eventually.

#4: When you pray for something, be ready for your answered prayer.

It was this year that I fully experienced how GOD answers our deepest desires and prayers. There was a moment in the chapel where I prayed, “God your will be done.” But, ironically, as soon as he fulfilled His will, I complained. I acted hurt and felt betrayed so I kept asking why.

Until I recalled that moment. I prayed and it was answered, but apparently, I was not ready. So, when we pray, we should be brave to get our answers. Sometimes, it might not be the answer we want but it is GOD’s answers. And when He answers, we need to TRUST him completely.

#5: One’s rejection is God’s redirection.

I heard this before, but have not really understood it. When people refuse or reject us, we must be thankful for it. Their rejection means something better is in store for us. God knows everything. It is not spontaneous, everything is according to His plan. All the rejections we experience, are part of our EPIC story. Move forward, and wait patiently for God’s direction.

Life Lessons of 2019

It’s just half of the year, and I am so grateful for all these life lessons. These life lessons help me grow in faith that the Lord has something special for me. Likewise, I have never felt more favored than this year. I am very much looking forward to the next 6 months.

 

How about you? How’s the first 6 months of the year for you? What life lessons have you learned?

 

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17 thoughts on “Valuable Life Lessons of 2019”

  1. Leira says:

    Thanks for sharing I definitely learned a lot. Enjoyed your reflections

  2. Leira says:

    Thanks for sharing I definitely learned a lot. Enjoyed your reflections and learnings

  3. Wow! Such beautiful reflection! I need these today! Thank you!

  4. Lani Banzon says:

    I agree with you. It’s a lesson for all, that no matter how hard we try to please everyone there’s no guarantee that they will like you. I’m still polite and trying to be nice for the sake of professionalism and good attitude. However, I have limitations. If you don’t like me that’s fine. I don’t care. As for praying for what we need I know that God will give me what is best for me and I pray that no matter how hard the trials, is for me to understand and accept that comes ro me because he’s always beside me. God loves us.

  5. Czjai says:

    These are all so true. Surrounding yourself with people who value you, inspire you, and truly care for you is one of the keys to happiness. 🙂

  6. Michi says:

    I can relate with this “Your comfort zone is not always your blooming zone”. As of now, I’m trying to explore more and learn something new.

  7. Anne Gamboa says:

    Keep vibrating higher!💖

  8. Aci says:

    Love this. Valuable life lesson it is! Also, Choose those who choose you!

  9. Your insights is straight and real. With God as your guide, you are sure you are headed to right direction!

  10. Ayi says:

    I agree with everything. Kudos to you for realizing this early on. Can’t wait to see more life lessons to add in this list 🙂

  11. may palacpac says:

    Love your mindset in rejection! And yes, I agree that we must go with the people who see our value. I’ve known what it’s like to have a beaten spirit being around people who know nothing but to pull you down and criticize you.

  12. RJ Dancel says:

    “One’s rejection is God’s redirection.”

    I never really understood this until this year. It’s true – things may not go your way but it’s not because God is trying to pull you down. He just wants us to see another picture.

  13. Mommy Peach says:

    hay naku, I agree with you when you said that your comfort zone may not nee your blooming zone… you really have to get out of it for you to grow.

  14. tweenselmom says:

    These are great bits of wisdom Mommy Jho. Being in social media can sometimes delude us from thinking that there’s a way that we can please everybody. It’s so not true. I’m happy for you having learned these pearls of wisdom, and I pray that I can apply them all on myself as well.

  15. dory says:

    I do agree with the number 3, I have this working comy zone for years but reflecting on it makes me stagnant, no challenge at all so I decided to change zone. Well, the output is great.

  16. Karen says:

    #1 & #2 Hugot lessons are so relatable with my work. My first 6 months is a bit hard but I know someday, I’ll be able to reach my goal.

  17. I like the “your comfort zone is not your blooming zone” line. I can’t agree more on this.

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