It’s almost the end of the year, and I have been having some snippets of looking back and seeing where I have been. And it dawned on me that the title of this blog can be a slogan for most of my work life.
Make a move or move out of the way.
I see myself as a proactive person. Idealistic, even until now. I get my drive and fervor from people I see around me who take risks and are unafraid to do new things. Of course, inspiration from God. And when I get assigned something, I want to do my best-est and all times.
I used to be assigned to Southern Tagalog (and even Bicol for a while), and I really went around the provinces regularly. I remember there was one time I even went to Lucena for two consecutive days. Uwian. I can’t remember why. I even drove all the way up to Sagada. And all the way down to Legazpi (and got super sick after).
I am not a superman. Nor do I claim to be an awesome fulltimer. I just take pride in doing my best wherever I am assigned.
But there are also times when you just have to move out of the way. I was assigned, not too long ago, to a program. And even if I did do my best, things just wouldn’t fit. And when that happens, you just know that someone else can do a better job. And it is time to move.
That isn’t easy at all. It takes a lot of self-convincing. A lot of embarrassment. A lot of insecurity comes out. But if it is for the betterment of the community or the program, why not do it? Again, I am not saying I have no attachments. Nor am I saying that I find it easy to just move from one thing to another. No way! I get attached easily. And it is always painful to move. But the grace is always there – when you do move, and are blessed to be in a place where you can do more, and do better.
It is a challenging and exciting life: missionary life. And at the core of being “missionary” is being sent. So how can I be sent if I just keep holding on to what makes me comfortable?
We have to be willing to let go. Be willing to move out of the way. Especially when we know that God has a plan for us. And that plan will happen if we do let go, and be open enough to accept what comes next. Because what comes next may be the perfect place for you to make a move.