Hi there, I’m Olivia Temporal, the founder of Uncontainable Musings. I’m so happy you’re here!
I’m an introvert who wouldn’t readily share my personal life with people I’m not close with. And I grew up with a self-sufficient, career-oriented mindset. So leaving my work to publicize the deepest thoughts of my heart are things I wouldn’t find myself doing. Until the Lord spoke and His love compelled me to obey.
My journey from religion to relationship with Jesus Christ was gradual. I met Christians in the workplace who boldly shared their testimony and the Gospel to me. I attended a Bible Study group in November 2007 and eventually was baptized and became a member of Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Ortigas, Philippines.
Beginnings of Uncontainable Musings
In December 2016, I wanted to digitize my devotional journals to make it easier for me to search and read previous entries, and be reminded of lessons the Lord has taught me. As I typed my notes on the computer, the Lord impressed on me to write it on a blog.
“No way! I don’t want to publicize my personal life.”
All apprehensions and excuses ran through my mind. It never occurred to me that the Lord would want me to share even the deepest thoughts of my heart with strangers; this was the most difficult for me.
But God’s prompting was persistent and it became more prominent as weeks passed. I prayed and pondered about it. I asked the Lord to make His leading clear by affirming me through the Bible. Aware that when He does, He will compel me to obey; I decided to prepare for it.
I created a free blog and wrote posts but didn’t publish them. I waited for God’s affirmation.
In February of 2017, I found myself crying out to the Lord, “Father, please allow me to speak. I have to speak. I want to speak of Your glory; I can’t contain it anymore!”
It was time to publish my drafts. With that, Uncontainable Musings was created. Through God’s grace, He took away my apprehensions and allowed me to tell of His glory through my life story.
As I followed God’s leading, He continued to affirm me during my Bible reading when He spoke through Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story…”
Read the whole story: “Proclaiming God’s Glory Through Life Story”.
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Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your Name give glory, for the sake of Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness! (Psalm 115:1)