I would like to share my testimony on how God helped me to get my H1B VISA stamped. Yes, it is only because of the mighty presence of the Lord Jesus Christ that my VISA got approved.
By the time I got my appointment – about two weeks back – before the interview date;a voice began to whisper to me the word ‘Rejected’, very often. I had unconsciously got into a mindset that, surely I was going to fail. So, I just knelt down at the feet of the Lord – in prayer; to remove the thought of failure from me. During my prayer time, God gave me His promise from His word saying…
“Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)
This word from God strengthened me through out the whole week, even until the day of my interview. However, on the day of my interview, once again the voicebegan to whisper saying, “Rejected! You are not going to get through”. My appointment time was 3:30 p.m., but by the time I stepped into the main entrance, it was almost 5 p.m. Earlier, as I was standing in the queue outside the American embassy for almost 2 hours; I saw many dejected and disappointed faces coming out! I could hardly see a smiling face. On seeing this, the thought of failure once again took control over my mind. I stood there hopeless. During this time, I just began to claim the promise that GOD had given me. I yelled at the voicethat kept on whispering ‘failure’, the name of JESUS. I kept on saying this till I entered the embassy door, ‘In the name of Jesus I have the victory’. The thought of failure slowly disappeared; as I sat inside the embassy andawaited my turn to proceed for the interview.
It was now almost 6 p.m., when I was taken into a separate counter for the interview. Normally, only 800 people will be given appointments per day by the consulate; but the day I went,about 1700 people were called for the interview. It seemed that the officers were mentally stressed out and were in a frustrated mood, wanting to rush up things, as soon as possible. There werestill almost about 100 more people – including myself – waiting there for our turn. Maybe, we were the last batch of people who were invited for the interview. Tension started to take upper hand as I was moved toward the Interview Counter – before me stood 4 people.
The interviewing Officer seemed to be in a frustrated mood, he approved only 1 visa out of 4; and even the approved visa was only a dependent visa. All the visas he had rejected were working (H1B) visas. In the meantime, as I was standing in the queue; I continued to see many visas getting rejected in the adjacent counter as well. Once again the enemy tried to pour out the thought of failure in my mind; but with the heavenly Armour, in the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST I rebuked him. Finally, the officer summoned me to the counter; as I began to walk towards the counter, I closed my eyes a second and just prayed – ‘Lord, You speak through me’ – and pleasantly greeted the officer. He asked me a couple of simple questions and the Lord provided me enough wisdom and strength to answer him. He also verified few of my documents and finally said the words, “Your VISA is approved, Sir!” Yes, it was made possible only with the help of our Lord Jesus Christ. Finally, as I bid him goodbye; I said “May God bless you” and he smiled at me.
Yes, my friends, though the enemy tries to show you the sign of failure; let us always remember that GOD has made us mighty warriors. He has given us the weapon to attack him back – which is the Word of God. It is the situation that sometimes makes us to stumble; in that situation if you are not comfortable in using your weapon just call upon the name of “JESUS” – the name above all names! It is such a powerful name that the evil one (satan/lucifer) cannot stand against us. Yes, I got rid of the thought of failure only when I claimed victory in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
May God bless you!!
This testimony is from a Software Engineer, working in a Chennai based MNC.