We continue to thank the Lord for all He has done at GUR21. Here are some more thanksgivings from our participants.
“Before entering GUR, I thought I was sure of the plans that God has set out for me. I thought that by being able to secure a job (and having had started it already), my life would be smooth sailing and all I needed to do was to be intentional in being a disciple in the workplace. However, the Lord stirred a revelation in my heart this GUR. He revealed to me many considerations that I have to make in this season of change, as I am finally moving into a new phase of life and as independence starts to set in. I remember sitting in awe and a little bit of discomfort at how the Lord wanted me to realise that although my dreams and fire of wanting to be a disciple in the workplace were good, the harsh reality is that it will not be easy. A truth that I want to claim from GUR is that the Lord asks a lot of those who follow Him, but little of those who do not.
Today, I am reminded that the journey of discipleship in the workplace is never going to be an easy one. I will be facing trials, the world will hate me and condemn me for choosing the Lord above what they think is good for me. But as long as I know of my identity in Christ, and am reminded of it in the workplace, I will continue to be a strong disciple living out my faith in my daily life. I’m ready to do life with Jesus!” – Tasha Ng, NUS, Participant
“Coming into GUR, my mind was filled with much anxiety and worry about my future. I realised that in my fears and spiritual sloth, I had relegated God to the backseat of my life. He was part of my life but He was not in the driving seat. This retreat reminded me of the intentionality in walking with the Lord and how we as His disciples are set apart. I was reminded that if I professed myself to be His disciple, the way I live has to look different from others. As I leave GUR, I hold on to what Fr Jude said, “If you are not prepared to fight for something, you are prepared to lose it”. I pray that I will have the courage to live out my faith boldly in my own unique way and allow Him to meet me in my weaknesses, so that He may be my pillar of strength.” – Dennis Lo, SMU, Participant