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He Wastes Nothing

I finally have a window to write a post. I’ve been so busy the past few days traveling with my dad to help him with the launch of his new book The LEGO Principle here in the US, as well as the Philippines next week, very difficultly coordinating the joining of Issho Genki and Natural Health+ (my two health companies), wrapping up a very expensive business venture, and preparing my transition into the Coffee Bean group with the purchase of our business training company Business Dashboard.

Despite this busy schedule, I like to make time for something I truly enjoy, helping others, particularly my friends and family. I believe that everyone has been given gifts, which are, in my opinion, means to (1) glorify God, (2) enjoy life to the fullest, and to (3) help others become the best versions of themselves that they too may glorify God and find fulfilment.

I believe that EVERYONE has the potential to be good for others, to be a blessing, to be an answered prayer. I also believe that EVERYONE, at some point in their life, will need someone to rise to this potential. I know I  have needed someone like this in the past and will need someone in the future as well.

But sometimes a situation arises that is much bigger than us, much bigger than even the people who have stood with us, and it is during these times that we are most prone to doubting, to accusing others and God, to giving up, and to settling. Sometimes, it may not even be a terrible period, but a protracted season of nothing going right, of ambiguity and insecurity.

It is during times like these that we need to remember “God wastes nothing.”

This was a reminder Pastor Jim Laffoon told me at a dinner recently.

God wastes nothing.

I like that thought.

No matter what we’re going through, even if our life feels like it is wasting away, when we keep our hope on God, we find peace in the thought that He doesn’t waste anything. The decisions we regret, the mistakes made, the doors closed, the dreams killed, these are as good as blessings in God’s hands, because He doesn’t waste anything.