Friday, December 14, 2012

My Final Year at QUT

So this year, I was given the privilege to serve God in many areas. Besides being an usher on a few Sundays, I was involved in planning and managing Orientation and Market Weeks. I also helped out more in lifegroup in the area of prayer, praise, and even sending out weekly bulletins. As I served God more and more, I have came to realize that compared to what He has given me, what I gave him is close to nothing. In Matthew Chapter 6 verse 33 of the Bible, it says “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”. Today I would like to share with you how God has blessed me as I served Him. 

Last year, I didn’t score very well in my exams. That caused my GPA to be dragged down and I was not very satisfied with that. But during Semester 1 this year, God blessed me with good teammates for my group assignments. Thanks to God, we scored very well for our assignments. While I was sitting for an exam I realized I do not have enough time to answer all the questions. But, knowing that God was with me gave me the assurance and peace of mind. Which in the end, helped me to finish the paper calmly. Five days later, after a prayer meeting, I found out that I scored 92 over 100 for that paper. Without a doubt, I know this only happened because of the combination of my hard work, your prayers and the Lord’s favour and grace upon me. 

As semester 2 came by, I was very indecisive of what subjects to take. I dropped a few subjects because some of them clashed with our lifegroup and prayer meeting times. But then God gave me the idea of applying for 2 other project units instead of the usual classroom subjects. For the first few weeks, I was trying hard to look for a suitable project and supervisor. 

Although it was tough, I was able to enjoy my weeks and that was because deep down I know that as long as I do my best, God will take care of everything else because He has a perfect plan for me. And true enough, I ended up getting 3 project units. That means I only had to be in uni for only 3 hours a week on average. These projects allowed me to interact with real clients in the corporate world which will also look good in my future resume. 

On top of that, I was also able to get a good supervisor to oversee these projects. I really enjoyed the flexible timetable as I was able to do different things with my spare time. I thank God for this because even though it was the last semester of my final year, it seemed to be easier than all my previous semesters. 

Although I served God the most this academic year, it was during this year that I scored the best. For both semesters this year, by God’s grace, I got into the Dean’s list with a 6.75 GPA. To be honest, I didn’t study that much and was quite laid back this year. But it was God’s favour upon me that I was able to serve God, enjoy this year and even graduate from my degree with distinction. 

Earlier today, I collected my ielts test results and it was not enough for me to apply for PR. Even so, I still am able to go on without worry about job hunting or how to stay in australia. This is because I know God is in control and He has the perfect plan for me. Meanwhile, my project supervisor has offered me 3 months of casual work from January till March next year while I look for a permanent job. A week ago, I even had a casual interview for a possible long-term job. I didn’t even need to look everywhere and sent in many resumes for this. Instead, this job was referred to me by a friend.

With God being my Father, friend, and provider, every day I have hope and peace. There is also never a need to worry. More than a year ago, I heard this verse from someone who came out and spoke during lifegroup. I didn’t really believe it at that time. But now, after experiencing it myself, I can confidently say that this is very true. It’s from Jeremiah Chapter 29 Verse 11. Here it says 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”. 

Before I end this post, I’d like to thank my friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, family, and most importantly, God, for all your support and love throughout these years. Thank you.

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