(I wrote this blog May 19, 2010- I’m resubmitting it on this website because this will be my official website
I noticed in my life that when you pursue God, He opens new paths for your life that have been by far more beautiful that we originally plan for. Every time I stray I rethink of how he showed me His plans and how a life followed after His footsteps is a million times better than creating my own.
I entered college knowing I wanted to do architecture. I applied to Cal Poly Pomona right out of highschool and my plan was to go to Cal Poly University, get my degree and start building houses. It seemed like a good plan. When I didn’t get into Cal Poly I was upset but I signed up for a community college and had it in my head that I’ll go through it quickly and then transfer. God had a different plan. I started my first architecture class and sometime the middle of the year 2 girls walked in and wanted to talk to our class. They were in charge of the architecture club at my school and they needed more member. At first I didn’t want anything to do with it. I just wanted to do what I needed to in order to finish school and that was all. Then I heard one of the girls talk in an accent that I recognized then found out she was Romanian so I went up and started talking to them. They told me to just come to one meeting and see what it was all about and i decided to do so. I figured I’ll go in to be nice then that was all. But during the meeting the ones in charge (the officers) were talking and telling the members how they needed a webtech for the group. Since no one offered, I wanted to help and I volunteered. I didn’t think it would make a big difference in my life. I couldn’t see how God had that planned at the time, all the little ‘coincidences’.
Speeding the story up- I got involved with the club, moved up to be secretary then vice president and now president, went to many events, learned ALOT more than I could have alone. Now I was exposed to many schools and professionals. Through this step I gained knowledge, connections, a job, friendships, experience, and manyyyy opportunities. A few weeks ago I was contacted by the ASEA organization (American Society of Engineers and Architects) and they wanted us to be involved in their group. They are a group of architecture clubs from all over OC, along with some professional architects/engineers and teachers. This group has done many events over the year and are starting another list of them for next year.
One even I am perticularly happy about is working with an orphanage. This orphanage is of girls that have been abandoned and abused. The ASEA decited to make a park for them full of gardens (even vegetable gardens for them to grow their own fruits and vegetables). And the ASEA needs designers and people to help do it. When I heard about this I knew I kneeeew this was for me. I could feel my heart grow and feel so warm and fuzzy. I finally understood when people say that God lets them know when they are ready to go on a mission. I knew God called me to help with this. And I know now that I am not going to be another normal architect. I know now that I am called to help. I want to help these girls, not only in the designing and building.. but also in showing them love. And another thing that happened in my life lately was a profecy from God that (long story short) He told me and my family to focus on 3 of his comandments -hope-faith-love. At first I was thinking about myself. How can I show hope , how can I strenghten my faith and how can I show love. (and He has showed me.. a few days ago on my way to school I said God ‘God I will work on love today. If someone hits my car today, I will tell them it’s okay and I will walk away without their insurance or any papers. I will forgive them on the spot and show them love.’ Then I get to school and I decited to read a few verses from my bible before getting out of my car. As I sit and read , a girl tries to park next to me and back in and out 7 times.. Then I know she’s having a hard time. I get out of my car , ready to go and I see she is still struggling. She opens her window and appoligizes.. ‘Its okay, don’t worry about it’ ‘I am sorrry, I just don’t want to hit your car’ ‘don’t worry , its ok…. ‘
Then something is pushing on my heart .. and I ask her if she needs help. She was so thankful and she got out and gave me the keys to park it. I knew right there that God was listening.)
Then a few days later I remember the girls from the orphanage.. and I start crying. I start crying because I realize they do not know what it means to have Hope. They do not know what it means to have Faith in anything. And they do not know Love. And I sit there and know God has given me this not only to learn for myself how to live by faith-hope-love but to teach these girls (and maybe others later). And I see that this would not have happened if I didnt go up and talk to the 2 girls from the club. I would NEVER have been here if I didn’t join the club, if I didnt listen to Him and lived by His plan I would never have this opportunity. And I worry and am scared to stray away from Him again. I never want to do it again.. because I wouldn’t want to mess up such a beautiful plan that he has threated together just for me. He has a plan for every one of us and He guides us along it. As we learn about who He is, we learn to hear Him and see Him around us. I am now full of joy to have a purpose bigger than myself on this Earth and to know that I am doing the right thing.
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