Who and Where We Are Now – Both A Result of Our Past Decisions 

To You Dude,

Wherever you are reading this now, remember these last few maxims I leave you on your way to somewhere…

1. We’re all responsible for the questions we ask and the answers we discover along the way.

2. We can only choose our actions but often, we CANNOT choose their consequences.

3. We will be, for a lifetime, be at war within ourselves, because of the sinful nature that’s within us. Resolve to do what is right even if it’s always the hardest thing to do. God will give you all the grace you need if you ask Him to.

4. We’re all just passing through every stage of our lives and if we are wise enough to make the best of it, we’ll be able to affect ripples through our way of life.

5. For a dreamer and an achiever like you: “Do not go where a path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“For we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”-Romans 8:28

Cheers,
Adrian

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—–Original Message—–
From Adrian to <Friend>
Date: Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 4:42 PM
Subject RE: Thanks.

Hey <Friend>,

Pray as you read so that God will help you accept and apply the truths that you so need in your life right now.

We need to be set free from the wrong mindsets that Satan and the world throws at us. We are bombarded daily by A LOT of temptation, deceit, accusation, lies & confusion. We need to wage battle in our minds and hearts to fight for the revelation and application of truths that will enable us to live the life we long for.

Sure, let’s have dinner one time and hopefully when I already have found Ms. Right. Hehe!

Right, you need a lot of time and space to think but know too that TIME is PLATINUM. It’s too precious that if not spent wisely, you may regret not spending it in the pursuit of your dreams.

You’re always welcome, <Friend>.

I’m living my life, though tatterred with failures myself, to glorify God. I am His masterpiece-in-progress. He’s in the process of transforming me to become the best I can be. And if this imperfect life can touch somebody else’s along the way, I’m blessed to be a blessing.

Until next time. See you around!

Cheers,
Adrian

—–Original Message—–
From <Friend> to Adrian
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:22 AM
Subject: Thanks.

Hey Ades,

Sorry I wasn’t able to say a proper goodbye but then again I don’t say goodbye to people I plan on seeing again. I still have you’re book and to tell you honestly it’s not as an easy read as it is. I’m being constantly attacked from both sides hindering me to finish it and learn what it trully contains. I’m fighting them back.

Do you remember the dinner I told you about before. We’re going to make that happen. Hopefully by that time you may already have met Ms. Right.

I submitted my resignation letter today effective immediately. Let’s just say I needed sometime to think and regain my composure and do what I do best after. Then after which I will be ok. Thanks for the lectures, the words of wisdom and simple gestures of concern I appreciate it truly.

Kind regards,
<Friend>

—–Original Message—–
From Adrian to <Friend>
Date: Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 2:27 PM
Subject: RE: a thank you note. . .

Ei ,

You’re most welcome. My life would be meaningless if it doesn’t make any good impact on those around me.

I know that I don’t know everything but whatever I do know, I’d like to share it with other people. I still feel a little lost on some life issues every now and then but for as long as I’m walking out my faith with God, I’ll be fine.

We all have our own destinations. It’s just a matter of time and right attitude that will determine when we’ll get there. Men are leaders and will become family leaders as we have our own family someday. We better get our act together and do our best to make things right because we are a result of our past decisions (good and bad) and who we become will be a gift/curse to our future families.

Only God can redeem our past mistakes and wrong decisions. Only God can always make things right.

I’m praying for you, dude.

Kind Regards,
Adrian

—–Original Message—–
From <Friend> to Adrian
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:55 PM
Subject: FW: a thank you note. . .

let me rephrase this part ” I’m looking forward on getting more wise words from you and I’d also like you to know that I look up to you as an elder brother or the father I never KNEW.

no smartass remarks on your age intended.

Thanks again.

—–Original Message—–
From <Friend> to Adrian
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:37 PM
Subject: a thank you note. . .

I was meaning to send this to you right after i finish your book. I’ve never written a man before out of gratitude but nonetheless here it goes…

Adrian,

This may sound cheesy and all but I appreciate all the talks we’d had these past few months. I appreciate the feedbacks and comments. The blunt but honest gestures.

I also want to thank you for the book that you lent me. It helped me a lot to come to a point where I know i have to face my demons, namely being myself, sooner or later. Through you and your story you made me feel thankful of the small things and responsibilities I know soon I have to make when the time comes.

I also want to thank you for giving me options. Thanks for indirectly telling me to stick it out no matter what the outcome will be. I know it’s a risk I needed to take and I felt afraid and would like to make sure to save my ass but you told me that these things do happen and I have to be man enough to stick with the program.

I’m continuously in a battle with my false self, trying to get the dignity as a man and trying to find my way altogether as each day passes. I’m happy to say that so far I’m able to bear with it.

I never read a book that greatly made me think and ponder about my relationship with God and what he really is to me. The entire journey that I undertook the moment I read the first lines gave me a sense of freedom and permission to be what I am made to be.

I know it’s a continuous learning process and sometimes it may get grueling but that’s the fact I feel comfortable to face with my head up high and guns blazing.

I’m looking forward on getting more wise words from you and I’d also like you to know that I look up to you as an elder brother or father I never had. Thanks man, you helped me re-think my principles and gave me wider options. Also, thanks for the giving me answers to my less than coherent questions.

Again, salamat ng marami at sa uulitin.

Kind regards,
<Friend>

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