Officially a Certified Public Accountant
The highest pinnacle of the spiritual life is not happy joy in unbroken sunshine, but absolute and undoubting trust in the love of God."
A. W. Thorold
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him."
Our sin is a barrier that separates us from God (Isa. 59:2). But “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Jesus took care of the barrier to God’s love by His sacrificial death on the cross and His resurrection (Rom. 5:8-17; 8:11). Now He longs for us to experience His love and accept this gift."
Our Daily Bread (10.17.13)
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:58
Usually, results for the CPA board come the next day after the last examination date.
But for certain reasons, the release of the results for this year’s October exam was delayed.. By 7 days.
At first, I felt anguish. Just the feeling of waiting. Right? I mean, who wants to wait that long? It felt so unfair. So.. full of torture.
But, as I turned to look at the bright side, I realized that God had a purpose. I don’t exactly know what but I believe with all my heart it’s for the best. Everytime something gets delayed in my life, it always turns out to be more than what I’ve expected it to be.
God will never make His children wait if it wasn’t for the best. If He wasn’t preparing this huge downpour of opportunities. Of this huge amount of favor.
I’m claiming the CPA title!
I know I did my best and prayed hard, and now I’m trusting God to do the work for me.
Feels like He always whispers to me, “Be still, my child, know that I AM GOD.”
And my response,
“Yes, Lord, take full control.”
I won’t be worried. :)
I just wanted to write here so far my experience while reviewing for the CPA Board Exam.
It’s 30 days before CPA BOARD and I somehow feel the anxiety building up around me. Whether it’s in the review school or even in the place where I temporarily stay (with my friends who will also be taking with me). Now, more than ever, our review habits are rapidly aggressive. And to tell you the truth, it isn’t really my nature to sit down and sift through all the materials in a matter of hours. But I was able to do it lately. My roommates somehow stay so late at night just to finish our handouts. It’s always quiet around our condo whenever we read and sometimes, in the silence, I can also feel the tension. Tension of this MUST ALL be finished. EVERYTHING SHOULD BE REVIEWED. And we advance topics so aggressively. Sometimes, it causes a deal of pressure to me. As I’ve said, I’ve never always been the keen reviewee type.
I sometimes feel guilty, and negligent for being the person who exerts the least amount of effort in relation to others when in fact, I’m already putting in so much. And I’m even more guilty when I feel like I don’t feel as much pressure as they do. It’s seems as though this is lesser of a deal to me than to them.
I searched myself for why and how am I feeling this way. Why am I not worried about sinking EVERYTHING in? Why am I not stressed out? Then it came to me.
I knew my abilities. The truth is sometimes, they aren’t excellent enough but it is GOD who sustains me. Who pulls me through everything. Academically, emotionally, financially, in every aspect. My parents always trusted me and never had put pressure on topping the board, even passing it. They wanted me to enjoy the review and absorb whatever learning I might encounter. I’m very fortunate to have them. I’m very thankful to God for my supporting parents. They drive me to do better, to exert more and push further.
Even if others can’t, I know God can see what I’m doing. My part, and i know trusting him is a bigger part of the equation. In the first place, I won’t be here if it wasn’t for God.
So in the end, I realize, my confidence lies in God, His faithfulness, His providence. His Grace. I may not be worth it.. But still. And that makes it so amazing.
I will pass the board. I have already claimed it and received. I know His favor will be with all of us. And I want to dedicate everything to Him, above all! :)
Need all the prayers, guys. Please pray for our batch. This has always been our dream, to become CPAs and I believe God will not place a longing un your heart that you can’t accomplish, by His grace, and guidance.
We need all the help we can get and prayers will be so much appreciated! I know we can pass this exam because He will fight our battles and we’re doing our part to make it happen. Thanks everyone! GOD SPEED!