by: Keren May B. Busaing
Our lives, by nature, are filled with encounters and experiences that we sometimes wonder what's the point of overcoming them? One goes through intense challenges and barely survives and the next person goes through his own trials and wins, while some other fails. Why must we overcome and why do righteousness need to prevail? What does it take to overcome all these difficulties and come out victorious?
Called to be Values Restoration Officers and advocates of righteousness in our areas of assignments, the role and the task to uphold what is right, just, and true, are among the things that are expected from us. What does it take to stay true to our calling - unwavering and firm? In the midst of all the confusion and chaos, do we have confidence in the things we are hoping for and assurance of victory even if we don’t immediately see the results that we expect to see? If we say yes to this question, then yes, we have what it takes to take our calling to the end. We have faith in God and His ways and it is sufficient.
For if we operate in faith, His grace will be activated and operational in our day-to-day lives including the occurrences of wonders and miracles around us and through us. Imagine living this way as we fulfill our assignments to advance righteousness within and even beyond our spheres of influence. Knowing and believing that whatever obstacles we have to go through, goodness which is what we all want shall prevail.
Victory is our portion and the things we are praying for in our lives, family, community, and agencies, as long as we operate in faith, will come to pass. In this case, let us not see faith just as a mere word that can inspire us whenever we are facing difficulties. Let us understand that faith is power. Therefore, let us desire to have faith and operate in faith. Without it, many of our labors, even if inspired by our good motives, can be useless or will just produce the minimum results. If the same amount of labor is exerted and we are operating in faith, the output has the potential to multiply and more goodness will result from it.
Understanding that faith is essential and is necessary in our foundation as believers and doers of righteousness, let us work out the establishment of faith in our innermost being:
There are more ways and examples of staying strong and working out our faith in God; let us keep our burning desire to possess the kind of faith that can sustain us in fulfilling our assignments. Moreover, let us desire to grow in faith so that God can entrust us with more. As Values Restorations Officers, we are already operating beyond our personal lives and outside our family members. This level of advocating God’s righteousness and hoping to impact the agencies we represent requires a higher measure of faith and it is surely our portion. Our great faith is sufficient. The Lord trusted us to be appointed as VROs and He knows that we can do it. In conclusion, let us be assured and believe that we can, indeed, do it!
CRFV Winning Team
A company of men and women who have committed their lives to the cause of national transformation.