Tag: New Living Translation


We can make our own plans,
    but the Lord gives the right answer.

Proverbs 16:1, NLT

The verse above is part of my Bible reading yesterday. And there are lots of passage in the book which lines are along this.

Many of my friends know that I have plans leaving the company; the reason is that I feel underutilized. Also, I would like to live my life normally again (i.e. work on a day shift – the earlier, the better. Hehe) so that I could spend more time with my loved ones which I failed to do so the past almost a year.

Many of the people I know know as well that I am actively seeking for another opportunity. In fact, I don’t know where I will be going, I just want to get out of here because I feel so stressed. 😦 Not because of the work load or the people (but sometimes, yes :P) but because I can’t do things which I love doing. I know it takes a little sacrifice to reach your goals but sometimes I feel so deprived.

I tried my best to find my way out. I seeked for opportunities. This time, I tend to be more choosy since I don’t want to commit any “mistake” I have done in the past. They come and go but I don’t find anything which seem fitting. 😦 I also have plans of applying for a scholarship abroad, to the point that I think I am just making it a scapegoat to get out of here (I really have plans but well, I don’t know if my goal should be career>school, especially if I have to give up my blossoming career just to live my life independently overseas.)

But you know what? His ways aren’t mine. Just when I’m in the brink of giving up, a light has shown.

I still have to know where all of this leads. I have my plans, or probably the lack of it for the moment (Heck! I just want to sleep and watch my DVDs! I know it’s selfish but I’m drained. T_T) But then again, the last verse of Proverbs 16 says, “We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall.” (Proverbs 16:33, NLT) So I leave it up to Him. His ways are better than mine and His plans are greater, too.



I have been reading the book of John as of the moment (but yeah, I should have been in Acts na nga e. LOL) and upon arriving to chapters 15 and 16, there have been wonderful promises and statements from the Lord Jesus Christ which I (and everyone else who believes) should always be reminded of:



vv. 4 “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.”

vv. 7 “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!

vv. 9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.

vv. 15 “I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”

vv. 16 “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.”

vv. 18 “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.


vv. 7 “But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you.

vv. 13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.”

vv. 24 “You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

vv 26 to 27 “Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf, for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God.”

vv. 33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.


What wonder it is to read the Word as you discover that you are given these things! God is marvelous! He never leaves us hanging. We just have to be open to know what He has in store for us. 🙂


Passages were from the New Living Translation, taken from The Bible Gateway.