by Francis M. Ellazar
CFC SFL District of Laguna
The message of God for me was so clear since day one of the Committed Servants Weekend 2014. Most of the time, I settle for the second best, in all aspects of life: Work, Service to God, etc. because of doubts and fears. I mean, there are bigger opportunities coming to me but I just let them go, because I have doubts in myself. I always fear if I’ll be able to do it and me having the second best, felt like something’s missing.
The first message for me was on the quote of CS Lewis. “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” I am created to be in heaven. I am created to long for heaven. Therefore, I should go for the gold. The second message was on the second session, “Heaven is present in suffering…” That was the only words I wrote on my kit and I was struck by it. I will find heaven in suffering so I must stop complaining and start praying. Start seeking God in these trials and challenges that I am experiencing.
I am reminded that I, being His child, deserve the best. I deserve to feel the foretaste of heaven here on earth. I was so inspired by the speakers and sharer on how they have felt heaven in everyday of their lives. And I’m excited to share my own experience of heaven on earth. As a pop song says, “I’ll take my paradise on earth (hey yeah)…” I will claim heaven on earth as I travel with my brothers and sisters to our home, heaven. I am Francis M. Ellazar, from SFL-Laguna and I am Marked for Greatness.