Hey this time I want to tell you a few real life stories. None of the characters in these stories are fictitious and any resemblance with anyone alive is all but natural. Let me call them as A, C and M. All three of them were my seniors in Loyola institute of Business Administration (LIBA). And since everything in LIBA revolves around campus placements, these stories also revolve around it.
Mr A, though very talented and competent, was somehow left out of the placement process and joined it only towards the fag end. He still managed to land a job, but nothing regarding the job excited him. The company wasn’t in a sector he liked, the pay was too low and to add to all that it had bond, which means if he joins he would be stuck with the job that he didn’t like for quite some time to come. When the joining date came, he took a blind leap of faith and decided not to join. His faith in God was much more than the fear, power and the effects of recession/slowdown. He put up his CV in an online job portal. In a few weeks he got a call from a company and within days he joined it. I met him afterwards and he told me how perfect the job was for him, it was as if the job was tailor-made for him. It matched his earlier qualification, the job profile was exactly what he did for his summer project and the pay was much more than what the previous company offered. He is now happily working there.
Ms C went for many interviews throughout the placement process, but didn’t get a job. When she passed out she was still looking for one. Inspite of that she used to be calm, jovial and hopeful. Even after many months of passing out of the college, she didn’t get into any organisation. But finally one day she called me and told that she got a job! And that job was the best job possible. It was in a start-up firm and she was almost the boss, there was just one person above her in her field and so she got a really good exposure and was already doing and learning a lot. The best thing she told was that there was a beautiful Adoration chapel right next to her office where she could go and spend some time praying daily.
And this one is my favourite. Ms M was also in the same boat. She also couldn’t get through many of the interviews she faced. After a long wait she finally landed a job in a Bank which came almost at the end of her college days. And guess what? She also loved the job. She got posting in her hometown, so she could stay at home and enjoy home-made food and spend time with family. She recently shared with me the most amazing thing that happened to her through this job. On the first day of her job at the training centre, she met a person and her life changed. She found her life partner and they are getting married in January next year!!
Amazing stories!!!! You know what was common among all three of them- their faith in God and His plans. Ya, surely they were disappointed at times, but their trust in Almighty God was unshaken. And why should it not be! Coz in the Bible it’s written, “In everything God works for the good of those who love Him.” (Romans 8:28)
So don’t worry. Whether you are looking for a job, working, studying, going through any struggles regarding friends, family etc; no matter what’s happening in your life, you are safe in His hands. The problem with us is that we want things right here, right now. And the good thing about God is that, he knows the ‘BEST’ and gives it to us in the right time. We might have to walk through the tunnel, but there is always light at the other end. The walk may seem long and torturous, but the end is always worth it. And while you walk through the tunnel don't forget to hold the hands of God, our loving Father. The three people that I mentioned also walked through the long dark tunnel, but they didn't walk alone. They held onto His caring hands and were able to see light, brighter than what they expected, at the other end.
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow, they do not harvest and do not store food in barns, and yet God, your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than birds? Can any of you add a day to your life by worrying about it?.... Your Heavenly Father knows what you need. Set your heart first on the kingdom and justice of God and everything else will be given to you. Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself.” (Matthew 6:26-34)
God knows the Best. All the Best to you!!