Back then in 2002, I completed my Higher school studies in Mumbai and was still undecided to really move ahead and take engineering admission. I always wanted to be a software engineer and was good at computers & programming. To my surprise/shock, I got allotment in Electrical engineering department. Now I was confused more about my career as my displeasure over not getting into IT field made me angry and turn towards the awesome world of food.. I mean cooking and being a chef or working in hotel management field. Days passed by with no clarity in life and pressure mounting for taking admission.
I was blank, running out of ideas on what to do to turnaround my direction towards a field of education not to my liking. I prayed to God and left the decision to Him.
Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” declares the LORD.
Mixed emotions rose after college admission and then passing out each of the four years, staying away from family but building horizons with new friends, meeting new people, knowing different cultures, etc. Everything made my life interesting. Finally in 2008, I had a degree in Electrical engineering and was back to home joyful.
The run wasn’t over yet. Now, I had to search a job to get settled. I filled forms, posted resumes, gave applications but only a few opportunities came. Disappointed, I went to a small firm and started working as a trainee engineer. It was good and within a week, I understood how to work and developed some good techniques to make my work easier. This made some of my senior colleagues jealous. Thinking that I have my whole life and career ahead, I shifted to another 9AM-5PM job, far away from home, daily travelling 4-5 hours in local trains. Although I would be tired due to hectic travel and hard-work, I liked this job as it gave me immense opportunities to travel many cities/towns of India. As couple of years passed, the extensive travel and insufficient salary stopped me liking this job anymore. Loopholes appeared with the organization as discontent overtook enthusiasm. I worked my best but was not happy.
Search for a new job and prayers for the same continued for months. There was no breakthrough with limited job openings, growing inflation & economic recession. I lost hope in myself but there is always a factor called GRACE which our Creator and Savior has for us. That one factor helped me float in the ocean of despair and stay strong till He opens a door for a new beginning. I got a call from a MNC, attended interview through video-conferencing, got posting in Bangalore (also known as Bengaluru). My tears departed so did my problems. My smile came back so did my strength.
JESUS is our Shepherd and will not let us alone even though the situations may not seem comfortable, even though there is no hope. HE lets Light shine on us out of darkness (2nd Corinthians 4:6), wipes every possible tear from our eyes (Revelation 21:4) and blesses us always being gracious and granting peace (Numbers 24-26).
All you need to do is Call Him as per Jeremiah 3:3, “Call on ME in the day of trouble and I will deliver You”.
I called on HIM and HE did deliver. Are you ready?