I'M A CHRISTIAN...NOW WHAT?
Behold, as the eyes of servants [look] unto the hand of their masters, [and] as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes [wait] upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us. Psalms 123:2
Once I went to my relative’s house for a visit with my wife. As we were talking my relative told me ‘shynu, can u do me a favor?? Can u please move my car down to the car porch’ and handed over keys to me. I told her ‘sorry I can’t do it, I do not know to drive’. Many times in India, I tried to drive a vehicle but I failed. I went to training centre but I came back without learning anything. As the vehicle accelerates my heart would pump at the same speed due to fear. My hands and legs would shiver like anything. My instructor got annoyed with me. Once we nearly escaped an accident while learning. I thought I would never learn driving. Well I felt very low at my relative’s house. I decided to keep this matter in my prayer request.
I came back to Bahrain. Started to pray ‘Lord please help me to learn driving’ and it continued almost every day. Once I came back from church, finished my dinner and went to sleep. I saw a dream that person came to me and handed over the keys of car to drive. As I saw this I woke up immediately and sat down on my bed. I asked ‘Lord what I will do with a car without driving license?? I got the reply ‘Lord is strong enough to give you driving license’. Well this dream activated faith in me. Next week I gave an application letter to my sponsor regarding driving license. He did not turn up to that letter. After few months I got a chance to speak to him and he approved my application. I got excited and but it did not last long. New rule from Bahrain traffic department came in with immediate effect that learner’s license will be issued only to persons with trade of drivers or for supervisors and above on the resident card. I was upset as my resident card was labeled as worker. I had faith if Lord has told me anything He is strong enough to fulfill it even though the circumstances are against it. Prayer was continued on this matter. After three months rule changed again. Anyone can apply for driving license. I went and applied for it and got learner’s driving license.
Now it was instructor’s turn. I got an instructor who can teach me to learn driving. He told me to make a contract with him of amount 300BD (800USD). He will teach me till I pass the driving test. I thought to go for it. For me 300 Bahrain Dinar was a huge amount but Jehovah Jireh, Lord is my provider. My prayer everyday was that Lord give me 300 BD.
It was during the month of Nov, shutdown maintenance of power station. One of my clients called me to do the job. I had a talk to my sponsor and took the job. The job was completed in time and our company got good profit out of that. As I was the incharge of the site, I was given a bonus of BD 300 for the successful completion of the maintenance. Halleluiah. It was an answer to my prayer. Lord arranged finances for my driving classes. Gradually I learned to drive. Now it was time of driving test. My first test was during the month of December. Initial test was over and second test was on road. I failed miserably. The examiner wrote for more driving classes. Again I went for classes and applied for second test. Again I failed miserably, got 9 remarks on my test paper. Examiner again wrote for more driving classes. I felt very down hearted and decided to quit. Many of my friends did the same thing. Quit.
Lord spoke to me after the second test. ‘But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty’.1 corth 1:27. This word of God gave me strength in that desperate situation. Satan wants me to quit but I will not quit. Next week I called one of closest friend and told him to drop me to driving school where the examiner’s office is and to wait there till I come back. Spirit of God guided me for a prayer there. Started praying in tongues and claimed victory in the blood of Jesus. After 15 minutes I came back from there with new confidence. Next day was my third test. Walked in with faith that this time success is sure. Lord’s Spirit moved with me and abolished all my fears. I passed the test and got the driving license. My manager gave me a pickup to use.
Today I drive a car and careful enough not to exceed 120 km/hr…….
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13