14.6.11

Second chance......

I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. -Ecclesiastes 9:11

 My interpretation of Ecclesiastes 9:11 is that persistence pays! We may failed the one or second or third time, but by being persistent, I am sure we will reach our goal or some other destinations which is planned for us by the Lord. Time and chance will happens to the persistence one who keeps going.

I thought my this humble story might motivates especially teens. I didn't do too well in my SPM though I got a grade 2. Seeing that my options for further education are limited then, with lack of funds, I decided to retake my SPM in a private school. I did well in the second attempt, though it's still grade 2 but with grade 1 results. Why I said this is because I got only a Pass for my Malay and thus, relegated to grade 2 though my results are grade 1 quality. However, the second attempt pays off as I got enrolled in a local polytechnic. I got good results in the Poly. then and also retake the Malay language paper again and rewarded with a credit, finally! With this credit, I managed to obtain a place in a local university. Luck do play a part here, I guess!

I am not very successful but what prompted me to write this post was that lately, I read an article on a local daily here, that some teens committed suicides due to academic results. To me, these are young, bright and hardworking young people who thought they failed to realize their goals and thus, gave up their lives. Perhaps I may not  understand what pressures these young beings are shouldering, but it's really sad.




 Everybody deserves a second chance....especially yourself, whatever situation you may be in.  I found  some motivational verses here from the Bible -
 
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
Philippians 4:13


"I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3:13-14

"For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure."
Philippians 2:13
 

"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6



"He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."
Isaiah 40:29-31

 
Have a great mid-week!!

20 comments:

  1. Wow, your never give up spirit really give your life some kicks and spice! Kudos!

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  2. Well said and I am a believer in giving everyone chances. If I have a business, I would hire ex-convicts too.

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  3. How many times did Edison try before he invented the light bulb?

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  4. First time attempt, not matured yet ma.. remember u took a long time to mature one.. hehehehe... yeah, finally u reap what u sow... luck has nothing to do with this.. it is all predestined..

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  5. It's saddening to read such news, of students commit suicide when they fail in school, or being reprimanded by teachers/parents. Sigh, if only they could think twice before deciding to end their precious life..

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  6. wow.. u r really determined! i got thru tertiary education with a breeze yet i just proceed to colllege and stop there. nothing further. u put me to shame now.. feels like i never put in any effort in my life... time to buck up now!

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  7. I had many second chances..

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  8. Terima kasih, Bapak Chris. Apa khabar? That is what I can share on the Malay test. After that, I turn in the paper blank. :-) I hope all is well with you, sir. I am glad you remain faithful, keep blogging.

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  9. i just watched that clip that you posted on your previous post and i can relate this persistence to that. Life isnt easy for him, to be alone since 5, he must have gone thru so much!

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  10. Alice - Im still not that successful, just some sharing that there's always a way out. :)

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  11. Twilight - I guess everybody should give themselves chances also.

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  12. reanaclaire - where got ? I'm still not mature yet... heheheh...

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  13. Hayley - such young lives ....and haven't really see the world which is neither black or white but grey!

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  14. Merryn - you did very well now! Event blogger, kid's tutor and housewife!

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  15. Keith - thanks for commenting again...yeah, God bless you too!

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  16. lena - sometimes i find that when there's a will, there's are ways, though it may not lead to what you want but other alternatives. Maybe you want to be a cook but end up a baker....etc.

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  17. Ju Ann - You are one successful gorgeous lady..keep it up!

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