Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”.
Let’s start my testimony here…I got my degree and am now officially an Occupational Therapist! For this I have to first thank my amazing parents and thank my amazing Father in heaven for giving me this opportunity and carrying me through all the good and difficult times.
As part of my degree I have to do a community service year in 2016. We apply for placements we would prefer, whereafter the Government Department of Health places us at hopefully one of our 5 choices. To make a long story short, I made my choices on where my future hubby(Matthew) would probably end up getting work (Pretoria/Johannesburg) so we can be together as we have had a long distance relationship for the past 2 years. Witrand Hospital is a hospital in Potchefstroom that I really wanted to go to do my community service year at, so I kept it as my fith option…you know…just to keep my options open.
A week after I sent in my choices, the Lord changed Matthew’s mind and he decided to continue his studies and to do his honours degree first, which meant he would stay in Potchefstroom for another year. Obviously I was a bit upset, as that would mean another year far away from each other. Little did I know that Jesus would use this disappointment to show me His divine intervention skills.
At first I thought that this was the reason He let me keep Witrand Hospital as a fith option. Even though I knew the chances were zero to none that I would get Witrand as a placement, I took it as a chance for God to give me a miracle. Turns out I was wrong and I got placed in Pretoria.
After lots of prayer and conversations with Jesus, I decided that I wasn’t going to give up on this. So I called the Gauteng department of Health a million times to find out what I can do to transfer to Potchefstroom. After all my million calls, they told me the only way possible is to switch placements with someone else. So the search for someone to switch with began.
A few hours later a random girl from Wits (whom I’ve never met or heard of) phoned me and told me she has been second rounded and she is willing to give up her second round placements and take the chance (which was really risky) to switch with me.
Many people in my life, whose opinions mattered to me, expressed that I was really taking a risk and that they don’t necessarily agree with my choices, but I had this gut feeling (which is actually a God feeling) that it was the right thing to do so I pushed through.
So we all know our government and thus I will spare you the details and drama of getting this process of switching going, but just know, it took months and a LOT of “please hold” phone calls. If I have to be honest my faith also took some dips during these months, but I knew that it was too late to take it back, so once again I pushed through.
One evening, my faith took a big dip and I asked the Lord to just give me something to let me know I made the right choice because I was desperate. I got this message saying “you will have your answer tomorrow” so I went to bed with a peaceful heart.
The next day came and as the hours passed with no answer, my faith got less and less and I started thinking that I just gave myself that message last night to ease my restless heart. But God’s timing is perfect and wonderful. 21:00 that evening when I was ready to give up, the message came through that the girl I was switching with was placed at Witrand Hospital Potchefstroom. I got my answer.
Since then, I wouldn’t say the rest of the process has been easy and I had to ask for a lot of patience, but it was given to me and today I signed my contract with Witrand Hospital in Potchefstroom. I got the placement at the hospital I wanted and in the same city as my future husband! This was only possible through Jesus Christ and I will be ever grateful.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
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