At this point, 2016 is my 5th year of blogging (hey, time flies so fast and I didn't realize that I have blogged for 4 years!) and I don't want to be granted an award as a lazy blogger for being so reluctant to update my blog T__T
I apologize to my sponsors for the delayed reviews and I promise will catch-up the reviews really ASAP!
Anyway, on this post I would like to thank God for fulfilling one of my dreams this year T___T I'm so grateful! For those of you who doesn't know, I just won a blog contest that hosted by KBJ x HIS and I'm going to JAPAN in few weeks!
Hoahhh I felt like to cry when I received a call from Kawaii Beauty Japan informed me this joyous news :') :')
You may read my submission here ♥ (in Bahasa Indonesia)
I'll be honest to you guys, on April 2014 I actually had a chance to go to Japan, because I was chosen as a winner for JIBTV Ama-chan event BUT I couldn't hit the road because I just began to work in my current office and I couldn't ask for permission leave. I was disappointed, depressed and grieved for days because I wanted to go badly :'(
I always adore Japan since I was in elementary school and I didn't expect that I have to pass the opportunity that has shown up before my eyes...
My BF and few friends of mine who knew about my canceled winning trip; cheered me and said that there always be next time. On that moment, I remember a Bible verse:
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (ESV)
Pengkhotbah 3:11. Ia membuat segala sesuatu indah pada waktunya, bahkan Ia memberikan kekekalan dalam hati mereka. Tetapi manusia tidak dapat menyelami pekerjaan yang dilakukan Allah dari awal sampai akhir. (Alkitab Bahasa Indonesia)
Yes Amen, we always can't find out what God has done from the beginning to the end, because He always works wonderfully and beyond human common sense. Also at that moment, Nikita's song was lingering into my head.
"Seperti pelangi sehabis hujan, itulah janji setiaMu Tuhan.
Di balik dukaku telah menanti harta yang tak ternilai dan abadi"
"Like a rainbow after rain, that's Your steadfast promise.
Behind my grief has been waiting priceless and eternal treasures."
(Seperti Pelangi Sehabis Hujan - Nikita)
Whenever I am in grief and wait desperately for His promises to be come true, this song strengthens me so much. I know that Jesus will never does mistake, everything is under His control and I just need to wait for His promise to be happen in my life. (FYI, actually in this song, priceless and eternal treasures do not talk about physical blessings, but more about Heavenly blessings ^_^ but it still can be applied)
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (ESV)
Roma 8:28 Kita tahu sekarang, bahwa Allah turut bekerja dalam segala sesuatu untuk mendatangkan kebaikan bagi mereka yang mengasihi Dia, yaitu bagi mereka yang terpanggil sesuai dengan rencana Allah. (Alkitab Bahasa Indonesia)
His promise is real, finally God gave me another chance to visit Japan :')
Thank God for Your goodness, for a spoiled child like me... You never abandon me nor forsake me ♥
Guys, through this post I'd like to encourage you to TRUST HIM one more time. If you meet failures and feel disappointed about your life, always remember that we never can find out His work from beginning to the end. He will always come up to you in His miraculous way and in the right time. All we need to do is just surrender, keep the faith and do our duties without grumbling :)
Thank you for reading everyone!
Have a good day and God bless you ♥