I was recently seeing Facebook posts from a Momma friend, and they were full of “hugot,” a term in Filipino that we use when referring to remembering the past, particularly the hurtful and disappointing parts. Similar to remembering things you regret, or something like that. I’m not so sure why I couldn’t really articulate what it is.
I messaged her to ask where she’s coming from. She posted a lot of really witty ones, and I felt that she was very much inspired by something. Although seemingly inspired in a bad way, enough to make her friends question the same thing. And I remember her telling me that she just wanna share good vibes. Well, they really are giving good vibes because, how ever they seem negative, they really were funny. Like hindsight finally slapping you with the lesson you should’ve learned when you needed it. Hmmm… I guess I just defined what “Hugot” is.
So what is your “Hugot”? What is that thing that you always remember vividly and bitterly from the past? Is it something about your past relationships? About your failures? About people who probably wronged you, in what ever way?
What is that “Hugot” that you have moved on from, and now, when you look back, you can just laugh about it? Because it was definitely with a purpose in your life. If you feel like you are doing better now because something in the past did not work out, know that it did work out, just not in the details you have imagined, but in how God beautifully manifested Himself in every event.
It may have involved heart aches. It may have involved failures. Whatever it is that happened in your past, what ever your “hugot” is, God made you survive all of it. And definitely live to tell. 🙂
Psalm 31:1-6 | NIV