This whole 5-year studying episode has been a surreal experience. Now it is really, really over *Phew*
As I closed this chapter of my study phase, I reflected and penned some of my final thoughts on that entire journey.
Why I took up studying?
I was NEVER the studious type. And I got my records to proof: A dropped out from secondary school and two failed attempts in re-taking my ‘O’ levels as a private candidate back in 1995 and 1998 before life in Christ.
With Christ, that changed. The Bible fueled my appetitie for learning and His word changed my life purpose and outlook of life. I was inspired by His love to churchplant as it is through churches that people should know and grow in God.
Therefore I was convinced that upgrading would increase my employment opportunities in a global market as a “tent-maker”.
Were there moments where you wanted to give up? What kept you going on?
YES… many moments. It was an ordeal observing how my peers were getting on with life, while I still had to slogged.
Moreover there was the constant juggling with added ministry and work commitments and responsibilities.
But His vision for me kept me focus towards the future. And His word in Matthew 6:33 kept me going in trusting in His ways.
So what’s next?
I am looking forward and exploring where God might be further leading me towards His plans for me in fulfilling His Great Commission. For now it looks like I am staying put at my current job, but I hope that my next job would be in a publishing house.
My long-term dream is to eventually run a media publishing house like our Singapore Press Holdings with their scores publications under its fold. But my dream publishing house will provide publications with a touch of “Christian perspectives” in today’s contemporary issues in a mess-up world.
Any takers or partners??? =P
12 thoughts on “My Final Thoughts…”
Gracias Senor David
Congrats to u, bro. I’m sure God will lead u to soar like the eagle. 🙂
Gam Sia paul2mango 🙂
Hi, went to your blog via Yeuann’s blog. Your life-story is certainly very inspiring.
Your long-term dream of starting a media publishing house with a Christian slant would definitely help to stimulate intellectual debate and answers that is sorely needed among Christians in Singapore.
As I’m sure you are aware, in the writings on the theonlinecitizen site, the secular writers can employ very sophisticated arguments to promote views that Christians may be uncomfortable with.
Thank you for your kind words… All I can say is that we serve an awesome and extraordinary God.
In regards to you comments, “the secular writers can employ very sophisticated arguments to promote views that Christians may be uncomfortable with”
Though secular views expressed may be deem “uncomfortable” to us Christians, but I guess the sentiments are the same for the secular towards Christian views.
The challenge is for us to genuine respect each other and identify a focal point to engage our “arguments” within that arena in a manner that respect all views in regardless of race, religion or language.
That way we can engage and influence more effectively as we understand the perspective of others better.
Hopefully the efforts will direct all of us to the ultimate truth- that there is a God; Jesus is God and He died for our sins to give us salvation.
Congrats Bro! 🙂
what perserverence… 5 years!!??
so HPH (Hope publishing house)? JCPH (Jesus Christ publishing house)? haha…
You can do something now, like Harvest Times – this type of e-zine circulating on the Net. You don’t need to be like Rupert Murdoch or SI Newhouse in order to do that.
Look at the Mountain, If you have faith like a mustard seed, you say to the Mountain, be cast to the sea, it will be done to you.
Look at your vision (not obstacle), and work out detail in faith – then your vision will come to past.
Look at your vision and think big (your vision shall be sizable like a mountain), and work it out in detail (because God is in detail), exercise your faith (your faith belong to God – Return what belong to HIM back to HIM). Hold on to His promise and everything will come to past.
Quote: “But my dream publishing house will provide publications with a touch of ‘Christian perspectives’ in today’s contemporary issues in a mess-up world.”
Gambatte, brother! And the first interesting article will be your personal testimony. That can be the drawing point. Like how the ex-gangster and ex-convict Neivelle Tan was able to become a pastor by God’s grace (http://www.antioch.com.sg/well/testimon/neivelleTan/) and I believe many were inspired to visit his church when they knew nothing about it except his own testimony. People always love a ‘rags-to-riches’ or ‘from very down to very up ‘ kind of story.
I would like to write articles or do media for your magazine or Video.
Thanks Ming Ju for your encouragement and pls be prepared when I take your offer 🙂
Boasting About Tomorrow
Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James4 (NIV)