Earlier this year, I signed up for something I didn’t think I would normally do—ushering. Being an introvert, I felt nervous at the thought of approaching fellow members to greet them.
About Agnes Lee
Agnes once scored a "D" for English, so she never imagined that she could write. But after she experienced God's redemptive power through an unexpected interruption in life, she felt prompted to write to share about the goodness of God, and to bring comfort and hope to those around her. She is quiet most of the time and loves reading or taking long walks on her own but can be easily tempted out of her hermit mode with ice-cream, cakes, cookies, and most things sweet.
Entries by Agnes Lee
This news has shaken my nation to the core as Singapore schools are known to be safe places. As a mother with a young school-going boy, I was dumbfounded and devastated. How could such a thing happen in my country, one of the safest places in the world?
He felt that if someone has been in the job long enough, a promotion should naturally come along. But sadly, this is my eighth year in my current role, and I have yet to be promoted.
It was not how I had hoped things would be.
It had been some time since I had a meal with an elderly friend of mine, so I was looking forward to catch up with her. But what I hoped to be a fun catch-up quickly turned into an awkward one when my good intentions backfired.
In January, for some reason I did poorly enough that my manager called me out in the department meeting as the staff who scored the lowest audit. I laughed it off to hide my shame, and assured my boss that I would do better in the months to come.
Outwardly, I seemed strong, but inside I was hurting from the condemnation.
On New Year’s night, I was browsing my Facebook page when I was suddenly prompted that my login session had expired and I was logged out. I tried logging in again, but my password no longer worked.
When a colleague called about a strange request he received from me on Facebook Messenger, I knew immediately that my account had been hacked. My response was, “Who is the culprit!? I want him out of my account!”
“S”—supportive. This implies I am someone who tends to play a support role better than a leadership role. That I am always on the agreeable side, and prefer to follow, not to lead. When I searched my heart, I knew that I did naturally tend to accommodate and value harmony, and I really had no desire to lead.
“Can you go to the supermarket now and buy a few bags of rice? Supply is depleting from the shelves!” my husband said, in a concerned manner.
It was the day major news outlets had just reported that Singapore’s Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level had turned from yellow to orange.
That Sunday, when I realized that I had messed up the timing yet again, I started to feel angry at myself, and regretted not being able to join the full worship session from beginning.
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