Let's just leave it aside first shall we? I have better things to share! ;D
I'm currently helping Ps Philip to do some translation... from English to Chinese!! TT It really shows how rusty my Chinese is! I really thank God for Google Translate... like seriously! If not I'd have to go out and get myself an Eng-Chinese dictionary, for that matter!
Well, I did the first part last, last (and last...?? dont remember) Friday. And it took me like 6 to 7 hours to complete 12 pages! Averagely, 1 hour on 2 pages.
Okay you can skip this para...
So last weekend I got the second part from him again, this time 8-9 pages. And last weekend my time was jam-packed like marathon! Saturday 7am - 1pm replacement class in school, 2pm - 4pm class in church, then I konged in the evening, 8pm to 10pm Youth service. Then Sunday naturally we went for church... by the time I came back and konged, it was night time and I had to prepare two 1-hour lessons for Monday! And Monday after school we had to go to UM and Cheras to get some things done! By the time I thought I was free it was already Monday night!
The conclusion is: I was EXTREMELY busy last weekend. And Monday too! :P
So I delayed the task until last night. And I had promised Ps Philip I'd submit it on Tuesday. But looking at my past experience, 2 pages per hour!!?? That means I need at least 4 hours to complete it! And I haven't done my devotion that day!
And the dilemma came: devotion? Or translation? Devotion. Translation. Devotion. Translation.
In the end I thought.. Ahh just pray first la. Since that is a task from God, might as well 'cleanse' myself first. (I have this peculiar idea that devotion cleanses us... from all worldly or unclean things that we might have got ourselves into... maybe that is how I feel every time after devotion -- refreshed! Yes that's the word!) And God showed me that when I honour Him with my time, He honours me with time! Extra time...?! Let's see!
And when I was done with everything, I was so exhausted I thought I could have just slept through till morning! The trip down to Cheras and everything was taking its toll on me! And then there's the translation waiting for me! I surrendered to my sleepiness for 20 mins, so when I was ready for work, it was 10pm. I thought in my heart, arrghh... I'm gonna do half now and another tomorrow then...
And off to work I was, with the time tick-tocking away.
And to my amazement (!!!), I managed to finish the whole piece, 8 to 9 pages in all... (and that's not it)... all in 2 hours!
8-9 pages in just 2 hours!
I was like... gosh this is not me! I couldn't have been that fast...! This is a MIRACLE!
And how I thanked God!! Jesus, You are so real!
Another lesson learnt: it really is not how good you are when it comes to ministries. It's about Him and always has been! When you do His work, You gotta do things His way! And when I put my priorities right, I see miracles and blessings! Praise Him!!! Lalalalala~
Honor Him and He'd surely honor you!