A different designer

Just like Steve Jobs created the iPhone, and its purpose, God designed us with a purpose in life. From the very first sketch or even before, Steve knew that it was going to work for what it works. Its not like, he started doing it and then he said “lets see how it goes”. God knew about you and me, even before our moms and dads met, still more before fishies were established in the ocean and before the sun was turned on. Amaze. And when He though about us, He had a purpose for every single one of us. The purpose wasnt meant to be accomplished at the end, the beginning or in the middle; but always. Form teh very first second you were alive.  The purpose is not a goal, its a lifestile.

Traffic Lights

So many times and very frequent I request and knock on doors. I’ve waited for answers and doors to be opened. The problem is that I want them to be answered and opened ASAP. Because, according to me, these are urgent and  overnight shipping deliveries for me all the time. Some of these are prayer requests, applications, deliveries, relationships, appointments, special events, or even while cooking or ordering food, even in the red light. I have no patience.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1

God has a time for everything in our lifes. This morning has been amazing, and its barely 9:00 am. First of all, I woke up late but perfect time to get ready. I felt like God woke me up. Then, almost every traffic light was green. The barrier gate at the parking lot was up, and a perfect parking spot was available. I know it sounds like a fairytale (but its real),  same happens with God oppening doors for us when answering our prayer requests. He has His time, and is perfect.

When God promised Abraham a son and a nation, he believed and didn’t ask for an specific date. It was God who was telling Him, so why would he doubt. Abraham even builted an altar as soon as God told him. When him and Sarah bore a child, Sarah laughed. Laugher was the sound of a dream coming true. Even though it was an old age to have a kid, it was a perfect time in God’s eyes. She thought nobody would believe it was her child, but that didn’t affect God’s plans for them. Same with us, He has promised us, and He will do it, on His perfect time.

Rivers and Robots

And Lord, You are the shepherd of my soul
So I lay down my plans, I give up my rights
And let You take control of this surrendered life

So I put my trust in the one
Who created the stars and the sun
You are eternally kind
Always faithful and endlessly wise

You comfort, You sustain
In shaking You remain
Unmoved and unafraid
Forever and always
You lead me by still waters
Lead me through the valleys
Lead me in Your wisdom
Shepherd of my soul

This is part of a song that has been just added to my playlist. The lyrics are so real, so true, His love and grace will come over us if we allow Him to act over our lives. We just have to lay down our lives and give up our rights, which are obstructing Him to act in us.

Es viernes!

Los viernes regularmente trabajo en una oficina de gente muy importante del hospital, todos los de la mesa directiva, directores y administradores están aquí. Es muy fácil categorizar a la gente de acuerdo a lo que hacen o visten. Pero desafortunadamente, nosotros mismos también nos categorizamos y nos comparamos a los demás. Lo eh notado desde que trabajo aquí.

En el hospital 90% de los pacientes son hispanos, y muy pocos hablan inglés, me encanta platicar con ellos en mi idioma del corazón, y saber de sus vidas. A veces puedo ser muy metiche, pero no me importa, porque me gusta conocer diferentes historias. Lo crean o no, quienes menos tienen poder, más alergia tienen, son más amigables, y ayudan sin esperar nada a cambio.

De verdad que antes no me daba cuenta, y trataba a todos igual no importando su estatus social, posición o raza. Ahora se me ha hecho un poco difícil, porque antes de conocer a alguien, otro alguien ya me dijo algo de él. Por ejemplo cuando me pusieron por primera vez en la zona VIP, me advirtieron “Allí hay gente súper importante, ten cuidado y respeta”. De verdad que no había pensado. Empecé con miedo e hice mal. Porque todos somos iguales. Entonces trate de borrar ese comentario de mi mente y a volver a ser yo y tratar a todos igual. Ha sido difícil, pero tengo una nueva táctica; imaginarme a todos en ropa fodonga y un chongo cebolla de noche. Ahora le hablo a todos como si fueran mis amigos hispanos, aunque no lo son.

Después, gracias a eso, uno de ellos “VIP” people, me ha ayudado con mis supervisores es mi amigo y me llama “La asistente favorita” siendo que dé el me habían dicho “Ese señor es muy sangrón, ten cuidado”. Aprendí dos cosas; a no escuchar lo que la gente “cree” de otros y a no tratar de acuerdo a su “categoría”

Old people

I dont know why I have this knack of asking people or couples how they met their loved ones. Sometimes they give me details which I love details, on every single story. I have a very broad imagination, so details are very appreciated. I’ve noticed two kind of story-tellers, the ones who still say the story with feelings, and the other ones who say it as if they were reading something.

Thirty

The last few days I’ve met several people at their 30’s  and it is impressing to see how different they are, some accomplished their dreams or working on them but some others already gave up on them. It’s funny to see a wide differnce in the same age group, you can see a married guy, the whole package but single, the one who has a great career, the ones who’s already been through everything, and even a divorced.. A big milestone, a different age, not like 19 or 20’s.

And they are all in different shapes; groomed,  chubby,  great shape, great personality.
Life gives to all of us the same opportunities, but we either pass them or take them. Its all on us. Im serious, same opportunities.  It is not about where you graduated from, where you live, what you do for living. What really matters is; 1) who you know (if you dont know them, introduce yourself). 2) Your attitude (if it sucks, change it). 3) Your prayers and 4) Your gratitude.

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
Ecclesiastes 11:9

Remember few thing in life: what you do for living does not defines who you are, relationships matter (we are not designed to be alone), jealously and envy are wasted emotions, live the moment, opennes honesty, its OK to wait, and you dont need to figure it all out. We are all in the same boat, help, listen, and be helped.

Q&A

Someone passed me this questionnaire and I decided to share some stuff about me. Since I am all bored at work and a kiddo rapping right infront of me at 5 am, I will do it, but kiddo, you’re rockinn it.

What does the last text you sent say? And to whom?
To my sister – “I feel you girl”.

What do you do to relax at the end of a stressful day?
Lay down and listen to Vance Joy. Those days are after working at the ER.

What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Smoooothiesssss!

Where you named after anyone?
Yeah. My mom’s best friend. She is very goofy, thats what I’ve heard.

Who is the Person you admire the most?
My mom … both of my parents, but since she’s a woman and Im a girl, I look up on her.

What do you dislike about yourself?
Being shy and wasting time in useless stuff.

Favorite part of the day?
I enjoy getting ready.

Favorite book from The Bible?
Maybe Nehemiah from OT.  James from NT.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Running my own non profit organization or an organic restaurant.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Maybe Latin America, my dream would be San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Im open to Europe too. I like old historic cities.

What kind of music do you like?
Thats a long long list… My spotify is full of variety. From Phillip phillips, Vance Joy,  Coldplay, Hillsong, Chayanne, For king and country to J Balvin and Maroon 5. It really depends on my mood.

Hobbies and Interests?
Of course painting, bicycling, running, eating, mixing fruits to try new smoothies,  hanging out with good friends, deep conversations and (opsie) cleaning.

Favorite food?
Haha! Anything made from scratch without preservatives. Natural, organic, healthy food please. Specially if its shared and listening good music. Besides that.. I never say no to a Fro-Yo!!

GRACE

Pretty much my whole life is a real answered prayer. From the desk I am sitting right now, the pounds and opportunities I’ve lost, the errands I have to run this evening after work. Its time to give thanks to The Lord! For everything I have and everything I had lost. To the place that I am right now, and where I have been through, I am blessed. People say its all about connections, I say its all about grace.

Today I give thanks to The Lord for everyhing I have. You should too.

My bike, my car, clothes, my job, plants, friends, my legs for running, mom, dad, siblings, supervisors, neighbors, my smile, abilities, the morning, church, my students, everything, everyone, the world! THANKS!!

Not a game.

Love its not a game. Our heart its not a toy… be careful. You have the ability to train your heart and tell whats the best for you. If you keep telling your heart that dating is practice for marriage and many other lies that we hear from the media, then, your heart will probably give you a GAME OVER. Proverbs  4:23 states that from our heart flows everything in our life, it will lead us to wherever it has been trained for (by your thoughts). Get your heart in shape. Show him that, the ideal person for you looks like Jesus, and show him that you are designed to be like Jesus as well. He is our example, and our role model.

And, yeah, Love like Jesus, live like Jesus. To learn more about his personality and how he acted, read the gospels, where His some of  life situations are. Don’t just read the story, but analyze it and imagine it. Do quesions after you read. This way you can get more of the word. Then go ahead and look for people who also wants to be like Him. Make a happy heart in shape so, what overflows from it will be good.