Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
In December and January, I was in lot of stress due to a personal problem and was not able to concentrate on studying for interviews and also did not apply for jobs. I was crying day and night. At the same time, my OPT status was not changing in USCIS website though it was more than 3 months since I applied for OPT. I was worried a lot. But during all this time, my inner voice told me that Baba will make everything alright and to believe Him no matter what situation I am in. I asked Baba in the Question and Answers website as to why my OPT status is not changing and to please do something. I got the answer as "Think that everything is happening for a reason and keep faith". I believed Him and got my card after 2 weeks in the last week of January. If my card had arrived earlier, my OPT start date would have been in the first week of January. But now it is in the last week of January as my card got delayed. OPT students will have 3 months to get a job to stay in US. So I had to get a job by the last week of April in order to maintain my status. I did not want to join a consultancy to start my payroll because I wanted to get a full time job. I did not apply for jobs properly in January and also did not care so much about getting a job due to my personal problem with my family. It was due to the stress that I was not able to concentrate. I realized that getting a job will sort out some things in my life and so I concentrated on applying for jobs in February. At the same time, I joined a consultancy as safe side so that if I don't get a full time job, I will at least get a job through consultancy.
My online training started and as my marketing has not yet started, I was also applying for many full time jobs simultaneously without much success. February has passed and though I got interviews from 2 big companies, I was rejected later on. Every company I applied to had sent me a rejection. I lost hope and my confidence was also decreasing day by day as the companies were not even ready to interview me. I stopped applying for full time jobs in March thinking that I will not get a direct job and so I should start my marketing through consultancy. In the second week of March, I got an interview from a big company which I applied to sometime in February and cleared my first round. My second round was scheduled in April and even then I did not have any hope of clearing 2nd round and started praying to Baba to give me some job as soon as possible. I spoke to Baba in my mind almost all day. I also read Sat Charitra in seven days. It is only then Baba made me realize that I have to be strong and to believe Him. I came across a line in Sat Charitra which has given me all the strength and confidence that I needed. "Have faith and confidence in your Guru". This Saburi will ferry you across the sea of mundane existence." This line has changed my way of thinking. I started believing that Baba will make everything alright very soon and that He is not giving me a job because He thinks that I should learn so much more before I get a job so that I will perform well once I get a job. I believed this and studied hard day and night and I trusted that everything is happening for a reason.
In April first week, I applied for direct jobs again and heard back from a company on Tuesday, a phone interview was scheduled the very next day. I thought I did not do so well in the phone interview, but that company liked me and called me for a face to face interview in the following week. I kept on asking Baba in my mind if everything will be alright. I used to get positive vibes. I went to the Face to Face interview on Wednesday and did very well. I got an offer on the very next day which was Thursday. I was so happy and thanked Baba so much from the bottom of my heart. It is only because of Baba that I survived 4 months of joblessness which was very difficult and important phase in my life, because I learnt many things in this phase. He has guided me each and every second and is guiding me now also. Finally, I secured a full time job and my joining date was exactly on the last day of the 3 month OPT unemployment period during which I have to secure a job to maintain my status. If my OPT card had arrived earlier in January, I would have had to start my payroll through consultancy which I did not like to. So, Baba delayed my OPT start date accordingly. He knows what we like and the perfect time to give us what we wished for. Only because of the training that I received through consultancy and my study during that period, my knowledge has increased to a great extent which is now helping me in my job. I also cleared the 2nd round of interview of the other job and received an offer. I realized that Baba only wants us to trust Him and to keep faith on Him continuously. Everything in life will happen according to our wish if we believe Him. Trust your Guru. He will hold your hand and will make you cross all the difficult phases. Believe in yourself and believe Him. Om Sai Ram
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