I stopped bible studying to be able to focus for he next day

@sabado_dc (1001)
Philippines
March 19, 2012 5:07am CST
By now, I will just continue to review and I hope to finish it before our final examination. It was really a routine going on and off to school during weekdays and bible studying with my board mates who encouraged me to join them every weekends. I was in downtown the whole day yesterday looking for any outlet. I found several places which I never thought it was nice to spend time during weekends. I also found 1 restaurant and I took my dinner there. For a long day I was in my boarding house and wnated to have a short glimpse of downtown and swing a shift a bit and to be able to focus for the next day. Then, I tried to have a taste of cows towel we called it "lamang loob and talites". This kind of menu that I really never have experienced making it by myself. The taste is good but not the smell. At any rate, I have learned to ignore the foul smell. For me it is good that once in a while I should have tasted our very own Ilocano recipes especially "pinakbet". Then, I went to a grocery store for some minutes glance at displays and at prices of goodies. I purchased plenty of various products. I also included 1 set of technical pen for my brother who is taking up BSCE and some visual basic facilities for my other brother who is taking up BSEEd. I have learned that it was really a good outlet which is really my past time when I was in San Jose High School in La Trinidad, Benguet ( a catholic school) after quitting or not pursuing my plan in going to seminary. Besides I find enjoyment looking at people and in some ways I am considering it also a good exercise. I should think supposedly of some cheap items in my list, only to find out that I was out of cash already. Nevertheless, I have bought enough and nothing to worry about. So you see, I am trying to break the cycle of studying and lying on bed the whole day if I have not gone bible studying. Otherwise, it can become a burdensome nightmare to me. Please, I only have one concern here; will God punish me for stopping the bible study? I know I can gruaduate but what if He doesn't want to help me find a job once graduated? One more thing, I am in a conflict with one of my co-bible-student with regards to fraternity issue. I really am decided to stop bible studying with them and I am firm of it. How I wish graduation day will be done earlier as I really wanted to leave them ASAP. I think all of them do not want to see me anymore because of this fraternity issue. You may want to share on this topic?
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@1hopefulman (25925)
• Canada
19 Mar 12
Bible study is not supposed to be a burden but a joy. So something is not right in the way you are doing it. So continue Bible reading and studying but maybe you are better off doing it by yourself for a while. Meditate on this passage: Psalm 1:1-3 King James Version (KJV) 1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
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@sabado_dc (1001)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Thanks 1hopefulman
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
I am a bit confused with this bible study and fraternity issue. Are these people conducting the bible study are the same people encouraging you with their fraternity? So, your first choice is to join the seminary, but you quit (guess you've done the right thing). Unwind from boredom is fine. Of course, not to stop the bible study, unless you are not comfortable with the people around you (so it's fine and you have all the freedom and freewill to do what you want). One more thing is, you feel that these people doesn't like you, so what's the use being with them anyway aint? God will lead you to the right track, maybe you haven't found the true religion that you are searching for.
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@sabado_dc (1001)
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
"I am a little bit confused with this bible study and fraternity issue" --I am a member of SI and one of them is a member of UI. We are board mates and became friends. "So your first choice is to join the seminary,...." --Well actually I was supported by a good friends of my late grandparents who were then, one, used to be a rector's brother and others are used to be working in the said school. I was encouraged to join the seminary and actually I have a little background with regards to know-how etc., a very little but I did not like and so I quitted and turned to be a working student at early age..
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@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
19 Mar 12
May suffer from boredom, you need to change your routine, and pray humbly and ask the Creator of the universe that guides you to the correct way, and believe me he will not let you down , best wishes to you
@sabado_dc (1001)
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
Thanks for telling that, Samar. I will depend on him I know he will not let me down
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
19 Mar 12
I'm sure that He will , God does not return his slave who takes away his hands to him never disappointed .
@sabado_dc (1001)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Hi again thanks for your nice response
@Runite (307)
• United States
20 Mar 12
God won't punish you for not Bible studying as long you remain faithful. If you're not able to get a job then don't rely completely on God, you have your share of work and he has his.
@sabado_dc (1001)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Oh yes we have this saying in Filipino that states "nasa tao ang gawa; nasa dios ang awa" also means if there's a will there's a way aside from its english translation that states people in the work of god's mercy