Will God help me code?
by Indrani Kandasamy
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I have heard God does wonders. I know God hears. But will he help me? So many questions and more of them came propping over my mind. Hey Grunt What's happening I asked to myself. Nothing just seemed to work. I thought of the words where God answered Elijah by fire. Where is my God? Why does he seem so silent to me? Maybe he just helps some people and leaves the rest to figure out themselves I resorted to myself. I was working for an IT firm and my work involved investigating and fixing issues and moving them into production as soon as possible. I was always slow at fixing issues and my Boss was always mad at me. For the past few days I was breaking my head for an issue that had to be fixed and moved on to production. However hard I was trying I never seemed to get going. I was totally frustrated and lost hope that I could complete it. Thoughts about my job were running on in my mind as I was heading to office. As soon I reached my seat I got a call from my boss. Would you come to my place? Sandy was a nice person to work with. I knew she was going to blast me. I could find that by the nature of her voice. As soon I reached her cabin and was asked to be seated, she began saying ‘ Grunt I know that you are working hard. The code was supposed to have been moved into production last week. You are already five days late and still have no progress. I want results. I’m not sure if you will complete it but if you don't by the end of day then I would have to fire you. You just have another eight hours to prove yourself. Well this came as a bang. I was not prepared for it. She didn't trust me any more and I had no way out. My mind was blank. I couldn't think ., not anymore forget about my assignment. I couldn’t ask for help from anyone around me. They were busy or at least seemed to look busy.
Will God help me? I had to fix up the code and what will God help me in programming I thought? Slowly came to my remembrance an incident I heard. One of my friends had shared her experience. I remembered her witness but not much in detail. Anne was going for an art competition. Her parents refrained her from
it. They argued over the expenses it would take for her paint materials and besides she may not win a prize. Nevertheless she went in for it. She prayed all the way using the word ' I can do everything through him (Christ) who gives me strength’ - Philippians 4:13. She used the word through as she drew. She got the first prize. Her parents were really surprised over it and realized the talent their daughter had. I thought over the incident and tried to get some meaning out of it I can do everything through him (Christ) who gives me strength. Okay Buddy I said to myself. Trying to relax. If she could draw through Christ well then let me also use the same word. I went up to my seat. I said the word aloud to myself. I can do everything through him (Christ) who gives me strength. I can fix this problem thru Christ who strengtheneth me. I repeated it all over again and started to debug my application. Suddenly what had never struck to me for the past week suddenly came to my notice. I got at the issue and even fixed it up in not more than an hr. I was unable to hold myself. What had I just witnessed? Was God at work with me? I could feel it and I was overwhelmed with happiness. I mailed up the fix to my Boss and she was surprised. This time she called me but her voice was gentle. She apologized for having underestimated my caliber and said she was sorry for being harsh. Nothing actually got into my head. All I could hear in my mind was ‘Praise the Lord’.
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