Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 SFC Covenant Orientation @ Samal

It seems that I am chasing breaths on posting these catch-up entries for the past months(s).

BUSY is one of the most abused words we use. And by 'We' I am pertaining to us - working single men and women. We are most of the time caught up with earning money and having fun in between.
Even I, myself is not an exemption to that. Guilty as charged!
I do sometimes run away from my Christian responsibilities. I dodge some of the opportunities and I try to look away whenever I see an invitation coming my way.
I have used so many alibis. I prefer to be have a double-standard Christian life most of the time.

And in spite of my stubbornness, God didn't grew tired of throwing chances for me.
So after how many postponed meetings and plannings... finally we were able to conduct the Covenant Orientation for the Davao North Chapter.

 Kuya Leo - our Chapter Head

Group Activities

The working hands & minds behind the activity were not overwhelming.
But as Kuya Leo always tell us, one or two people responding to God's call of service is enough to be grateful for. And so we gave the best in what we can do for the activity. We even have to deliver more than 1 talk session to fill in for the speakers who weren't able to make it.

Prior to the activity, topics for the talks were already handed out. And I personally picked Talk No. 5 - "Being a Christian in the Workplace"

Let me break in a smile here :)

I am not the perfect person for the topic because I am not an exemplary Christian in my workplace. However, I knew that giving out this talk will help me get through the "anger" and "pain" that I experienced in my most-loved workplace. Yes, bad things happened...sad to admit. But turning those events into a lesson is what I want to happen. My mistakes can be an awareness to others and the not-so-many good things I did could be of help as well. I don't intend to lay out all the details here but the bottomline for me as my personal learning are:
(1) I was able to stretch my patience and understanding towards people that I had a hard time dealing with
(2) I was able to keep my mouth shut
(3) I was able to keep a hold of myself to not act due to anger
(4) I was able to accept that I cannot please everyone
(5) I will always be responsible for my actions
(6) Learn to accept weaknesses
(7) Say sorry
(8) Never forget to be kind with the words you say
(9) Listen
(10) Do not be self-centered when it comes to opinions & feelings

I delivered another talk the next day

IN CONCLUSION, the activity was a SUCCESS!!!
Having less participants made the weekend activity more effective because the topic discussions were synthesized into a personal level. Everyone was able to share and participate. We became acquainted with each other.

It was actually my 3rd time to attend a Covenant Orientation and without any bias, I can say that it was the most memorable, relevant, and fun among the three. 
Kudos to everyone and to God be the Glory!