I could not find a good title for this post. So, sorry if it doesn’t sound catchy. The boss level is not even connected to this blog. Haha!
This morning was amazing. At 8 A.M., my partner, Andre, and I were to do our thesis defense. Both of us had 2-3 hours of sleep. (It’s strange that we slept with little time due to reasons not relating to finishing the thesis paper or presentation. My reason was that I was anxious for the defense.) I felt worried that we might not pass the defense due to lack of sleep and of information stored in my brain about our thesis. While I was trying to get to bed at 2 A.M. in the morning, I asked God, “Please come through for me. We cannot do this apart from You.” And this is what He taught me after I asked: Regardless of the situation I am in (whether lack of sleep or practice on the defense), He is in control and will make His will be done. And so, I claimed the victory that is set.
I was very nervous. In fact, when I woke up at 6 A.M., I recalled that I had to print the thesis attachments yesterday. So, I did it as fast as I could. I was telling myself, “Don’t panic. Don’t panic.” (While, I am in panic mode.) Then, God said, “Be calm. I’ll come through for you.” He will come through for me. He will provide for me. We will claim the victory in this defense. It was 10 minutes before 8 A.M. when we prayed as a team that God will be glorified in this thing we are getting into. Then, after a while, the thesis defense started. We presented our thesis topic to the panel. And, wow. I was blown away. Not much questions were asked by the panel. They agreed that we did a great job. All the requirements for the defense were met. Of course, the panelists suggested improvements. It was great hearing from them ideas that we can improve in our machine. And I loved the teamwork that Andre and I had. We were just in sync. God came through for us.
And so, the panelists said, without further a do, that we passed the defense. It was just amazing. After, we prayed and thanked God for being with us in this defense. That this was not done by man but by God. He took control. He, despite our 2-3 hour sleep, gave us strength and wisdom to do this.
When I arrived home, I watched the movie After Earth, I observed that the son, Kitai (Jaden Smith), had to trust the father, Cypher (Will Smith), in order for him to overcome the challenges in facing the beasts and nature of the planet they are in. And just like Kitai, we have to trust our Heavenly Dad in order for us to overcome. He knows everything and is omnipotent in every situation. Start trusting God that He will come through for you regardless of the situation you are facing today.
Here’s a scene where Will Smith (with his serious face and voice) tells Jaden what to do.
Now, it’s time for a long weekend of games and socializing!