I Am a Promise was a popular song that was sung during many church camps in the seventies. I do not remember who wrote it.
It is one that I have used to characterize my life after. I grew up in many foster homes during my life. I was born illegitimately and my life was anything but easy. As you will come to see in this article, I am a promise and you are too!
I grew up not being an attractive child, which caused me to being bullied throughout my entire life. It did not end when I became an adult. My response to this was to show Christ living in my life. I did not respond by shooting or hurting others just because I was being bullied. In my point of view who was really going to care; I was a nobody. I was not attractive and I was not an honor roll student. But I was determined to make the best out of bad situations.
I would pray for those who made fun and mocked me. I would be good to them regardless how they treated me. And it really paid off.
In 1976 I was elected to the FFA Chaplain, I remained an FFA Chaplain until I graduated in 1980. Now you might think, this was not a major accomplishment in my life. People get bullied all the time. But what if I told that many psychiatrists said I would not graduate beyond the third grade. Do not waste your time and energy in this boy.
Here is why I am a promise: I graduated from high school, Bible College, Graduate College and an Associate Degree in Theology from a college in the Philippines. For twenty six years I have been involved as a youth minister. For 26 years I have mentored many young people who have become quite successful. At present I am the Administrative Pastor of the Catubig UCCP Christian Church and their outreach churches. I am not perfect, but I am determined to be the Promise that God wants me to be.
You can be a promise as well! It doesn't matter what you look like, where you are from, what position you hold, or where you live, God can make a promise out of you just as he has me! Just turn your life over to Him!