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Jessica’s God-Given Gifts Part-1

I discovered my passion for writing after I quit my day job. So I began to write fiction stories, self-help books, and articles, blogs, etc.

Jessica had just graduated from the university in Computer Science program. She was looking for suitable jobs but in vain. She got turned down everywhere she applied for a job.

She consulted her family doctor. Job hunting had become stressful. What should she do?

Pic1: Jessica Worn Out from Job Hunting

Pic1: Jessica Worn Out from Job Hunting

Her doctor replied, “Pray from the core of your heart every day. Recite the Holy Book. Visualize what kind of office work you would like and how you would like your office to be. How would you like your Boss and other employees to be? Do you like the cubicle style office or office rooms of your own?"

Pic2: Jessica’s Wise Family Doctor

Pic2: Jessica’s Wise Family Doctor

Jessica said, "That's interesting. I will make a note of it now and take actions accordingly.”

The doctor said, “Good. Let me know two weeks later how far you have progressed. God is always merciful. You have to believe what you ask from Him.”

Jessica became teary at this moment and said, “Thank you so much, Doc!”

After Doc visited her family two weeks later, Jessica still hadn’t got any positive good news.

Doc advised, “Keep hanging on to God’s rope and ask Him never to let go of it.”

Doc felt sorry for Jessica and wondered why a job still hadn't landed on her lap.

After Doc left, Jessica remorsefully opened her best email inbox and blinked. She couldn’t believe her eyes. The title of the email read, “Job Offer from Tektronix.”

Excited, Jessica opened it, which said there was a position empty for Junior Web Developer in their company. Was she interested? If she was, she should call them immediately.

Jessica smoothed her hair, cleared her voice and composed herself. Then she dialed the number that the email provided.

A secretary by the name, Jelena picked up the phone on the other end and said, "I am sorry the Manager left for some urgent business a few minutes ago. He is the person who would take your interview. Come to our office two days later on Thursday at 10 am. Will that be convenient for you?"

“Yes, certainly", said Jessica, her heart warming up with joy.

Jessica then called the family Doc. She said, "Dr. Andrew, I have just got a job interview for an exciting post in my field of expertise.”

Doc smiled gently over the phone and said, “I told you God answers every prayer you say from the heart. I am happy for you, Jessica. I hope things work out positively. Thank you for letting me know.”

Jessica said, “You are most welcome, Doc.”

Thursday came. Jessica dressed in new formal clothes appropriate for an office and proceeded towards the office by taking the bus.

The Manager of the office was polite and questioned Jessica a lot of required information. Jessica was sure he would test her knowledge of a Web Developer, but he didn't. The interview was over, and he asked her to come over and sign the contract in a day or two.

It seemed to Jessica that the Manager trusted her to be loyal as an employee and was impressed with her resume, which he completely believed. This thought made Jessica land on the moon. She was so jubilated.

When Jessica finished signing the contract, she was asked to join their office on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Jessica shopped a variety of office clothes meanwhile and filled her wardrobe.

When August 24 arrived, she got up excited, ready to start work. She washed up, put on another set of formal outfits and caught the bus early enough to reach her office on time.

She was introduced to all the colleagues, and they greeted her saying "hi hello". She was given an individual room with a flat-screen computer.

She acquainted herself with the rules and policies of the office. There weren’t any work assignments yet.

But she felt lonely. She was in a fix on how to make friends. Gradually as days went by, she had work assignments on web development to carry out, and the loneliness problem took a back seat. She found joy in her work.

After three months glided by and she had no friends at the office, she talked to her family Doc about the problem.

“I find it strange, Jessica”, Doc said, “I think they are too jealous. I will tell you a holy verse to recite every day and do pray regularly. In your prayers, describe exactly what kind of friends you would like at the office. It should include their appearance, manners, ethics, principles, how they converse, and the outfits they wear to the office. Try these things and let me know in two weeks.”

Jessica had full trust in the doctor. She wrote in her notebook the descriptions and designs of two friends- a male and a female. As the doctor advised, Jessica asked God from the bottom of her heart about having a female and a male friend at the office. She recited the holy verse every day.

Two weeks were almost over. But on Friday, the day before the weekend was to begin, two extra new employees made entrance to the office. They were introduced to her by Jelena, the secretary. Jessica felt she knew them all her life just because she had already designed them vividly well in writing before. She knew instantly they were both going to be great friends.

Jessica was elated because the new employees were both smart and friendly (following her design). They liked her a lot as well.

During tea and lunch breaks, she conversed with them and found the mojo of life. The girl’s task was to design graphics, and the guy dealt with hardware.

Jessica immediately had a crush on the guy. The way he talked and gestured with his hands and his body language enticed Jessica. But the guy, Cesar didn’t notice Jessica that way.

Pic3: Cesar in the Outside of Office Premises

Pic3: Cesar in the Outside of Office Premises

Again, Jessica went to the family doctor and told him that she was grateful that she found new friends, Violet and Cesar at the office, following his advice. Now she had a crush on Cesar, who didn’t seem to notice her. Jessica inquired enthusiastically, "What would you recommend me now, Dr. Andrew?"

To be Continued …

Poll Time

© 2020 Rosina S Khan

Comments

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 24, 2020:

Thank you, Lora for your most insightful comments. I totally agree with your viewpoints. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Stay tuned for the next final part. I appreciate your reading and commenting. A delightful and enjoyable Merry Christmas to you, my friend.

Lora Hollings on December 24, 2020:

An interesting situation you present in your story, Rosina. I think all of the things that the doctor mentioned to her can be helpful in achieving her goals, however, I think that you have to believe in yourself as well. I don’t think that you can make anyone love you in a romantic sense, no matter what you do. The person that we may be most attracted to, may not be right for us and therefore it may be a good thing that it isn’t mutual. I think prayer can help us see that someone may or may not be good for us. Happy holidays to you, my friend!

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 24, 2020:

Denise, Jessica went to the family doctor for advice about job hunting. But it was the doctor who gave her spiritual advice. Jessica only wanted friends and asked the Doc since her first wish was granted. It was by chance that that she fell for her friend, Cesar, until then she was only looking for friends. Yes prayer is definitely the way. She can ask God as many times as she wishes. There is no harm in it. God is the Most Merciful.

Thank you, Denise, for reading and commenting. Truly Appreciated.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on December 24, 2020:

Well, for one, I find it interesting that Jessica went to the family doctor for spiritual advice. Shouldn't she have sought out a pastor or priest for that? Second, she didn't ask God for a sweetheart, she asked for two friends and that is what He sent to her. It seems ungrateful to be wanting more now. But prayer is definitely the way.

Blessings,

Denise

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

Yes, we should let God be in control. I hope you enjoyed the story. Thank you for your precious comments. I really appreciate them, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:

Rosina,

The doc gives good advice. Prayer works for all matters.

I believe in visualization also. I am certain the doc will have her use prayer once again.

Glad I caught this one.

I needed a reminder to let God be in control.

Have a great day.

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

Thank you, Bill, for your constructive comments. I will keep it in mind when I write another story. This story I already have in draft for Part-2, the final part. I really appreciate your reading and helpful feedback. Stay tuned.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 23, 2020:

A nice story. It seems a bit rushed. I would like to see you expand it, possibly make it a novella, so that each scene unfolds a bit more. But still, it's an engaging story.

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

It's nice to know you pray everyday, Chitrangada. So do I because I also believe in their power. I am glad you found the first part engaging. I really appreciate your comments. Stay tuned.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 23, 2020:

Good start to another interesting and engaging story by you.

I do believe in the power of prayers, and I do pray everyday. Prayers give us mental strength. We remain motivated and strong, and achieve our goal.

Looking forward to your next chapter. Thank you for sharing.

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

I am glad you like this first part and find it intriguing although not new. Stay tuned for the final part. Thanks for reading and commenting. Truly appreciated, Manatita.

manatita44 from london on December 23, 2020:

Lovely first part. This idea of praying for and visualising things is interesting. Not new, but intriguing. Let'\s see what happens.

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

Yes, the doctor gave Jessica good advice. Following them she could materialize some of her immediate goals. Thanks, Peggy, for reading and commenting.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 23, 2020:

The doctor was giving her good advice. Not only did it lift her spirits, but visualization and prayer are good in daily practice.

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

Yes, the doctor was wise, and a prayer is always powerful. Thank you, Pamela for liking the story. Stay tuned for the next final part. Your comments are appreciated.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 23, 2020:

This is another interesting story, Rosina. I believe in the power of prayer. The doctor was a wise man.

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

I am glad you like the story. I loved your comments. Stay tuned for the second final part, Ankita.

Ankita B on December 23, 2020:

I think Jessica is fortunate to have a wise doctor by her side. Very interesting and well-written story. I definitely look forward to reading the next chapter.

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

I am glad you believe in the power of prayer and that you enjoyed the story. Thank you for reading and commenting, Fran.

fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on December 23, 2020:

An article to warm the heart. I truly believe in the power of prayer. Thanks for your article.

Rosina S Khan (author) on December 23, 2020:

There just will be another part. Yes, Jessica's doctor is wise. I am glad you find the story interesting. Stay tuned for the next final part, John. I appreciate your comments.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 23, 2020:

This is an interesting story, Rosina. Jessica’s doctor seems to be a very wise man. I look forward to reading further chapters of the story.

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