I’m very excited for my first vacation as an OFW. My tickets were ready. I’m so excited and prepared to be home again. It’s like I imagined I’m already in the Philippines.
But I have one problem.
My visa will expire before my flight home. It bothered me honestly. Yet I have a strong belief that God will take care of it. Almost every day, I called the office to ask about the status of my visa and the good thing was they assured me it will be processed before my flight.
I trusted them but still, I had doubt and fear. I continued to pray about it and lifted it up to God. Indeed, he saved me once more.
Because my visa was released 2 days before my flight. I couldn’t describe the feeling I felt the time when I got my passport with the visa stamped on it. The day after, I then proceeded to the Phillippines Embassy to get my Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) and again it was processed the same day.
I am ready to go home. Yet, I still had one problem. My salary was not yet released and our HR informed me I’ll be receiving it the moment I’m inside the plane. It didn’t bother me too much since I saved a little money enough for 2 to 3 weeks of stay in the Philippines. But it would be a great help when I receive it.
The moment we landed to NAIA Terminal 1, I received a text message that my salary was deposited in my bank account.
Finally, I found myself complete with all the documents needed for vacation, I had the money and we had smooth and hassle-free flight. I had with me my girlfriend and her mother for the whole flight.
The vacation started and the happiness was beyond words.
After all my struggles from the time I left the country last January 2015 up to the moment I landed back in the airport, God never failed me. He is always on time and the experiences I experienced before my flight simply proved that God saved me once more.
Maybe in your day to day life, you have experienced a lot of struggles and uncertainties. Maybe you have experienced the same with mine or maybe yours are bigger or smaller than mine. Please don’t give up. Continue to pray and ask the Lord about it and for sure He will never fail you and at the end of the day, He will save you once more.
If He saved me once more, for sure He will save you too.
I’d like to end with this verse;
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. “ – Proverbs 3:5-6
May God bless you and prosper the works of your hands!