So yesterday (8th of May 2012) i passed my Swiss Driver’s Theory Test… i PASSED!
Very happy about that (If you want to know the reason why i need to take this test when i already have my driving license, read here.)
i spent the last few weeks preparing for it; reading the theory book which had well over 1000 points in it, then taking mock tests over the last 3 days on a computer program. i took about 7 or 8 of those mock test as well as going through the entire catalogue of mock questions they had on that CD – yes, i was that nervous about the test.
i was rather disappointed in myself on Sunday night when i took the 1st mock test – i didn’t make the passing grade at all, like not even close, which left me thinking if i should schedule the test for the week after. i prayed hard. And i know i have people praying for me (yes i can hear some going – oh my goodness, all that prayer just for a little theory test!!??Hey, why not? After all, i believe God is into the small things too. Read here.). So i worked at it again on Monday. 2nd and 3rd mock test – still not a passing grade but it was getting better. Then it happened… i nailed it, the 4th time! Well, with a few mistakes but still nailed it. Then i did a few more this morning – again nailed those. i was smiling by the time lunch rolled around.
Just before lunch i read my daily reading (which i get in my email inbox) and this is what it said,
Think about times when you’ve experienced a sense of success (Psalm 17:14). Reflect on how God played a part in it and give thanks now.
……. reading is from Genesis 24:29-67, speaking about God leading Abraham’s servant to Rebekah who would be Issac’s wife…….
Think through what success will mean for you in the next 24 hours. Ask God to be with you and grant you success (Psalm 118:25).
Now that is GOD! That is truly God speaking so directly to me.
Off i went to the test very confident, still a little nervous but confident. i had to wait awhile before i could take the test. In true Swiss tradition, the counter for the registration for the theory test was not opened till exactly 2.15pm, even though the lady was already sitting behind the counter at 1.50pm.
So i waited, along with a few others, who also thought that arriving earlier than the test time to register was a good idea. Anyhow, i registered and paid at exactly 2.16pm, and then was directed to wait some more in the downstairs waiting room. So we waited. Till our number was called and we entered the computer room one by one and sat at our assigned computers and took our test.
There were 7 questions i wasn’t sure about but i thought to myself, “It’s ok, 7 mistakes is well within the passing grade.” Maybe i was a little too confident? Should have checked my answers more carefully – i got 14 points deducted. Another point deducted and i would have failed the test! Talk about God being just on time, just right.
BUT a pass is a pass! And i can not deny that God was speaking and working. Praise the Lord!
Now onto Step 3 of 5.
PS: Here are the steps to take towards a Swiss Driver’s License:
Step 1 – Take the first aid course (10 hours) DONE. (It was quite fun.)
Step 2 – Take the theory test. This took me a while to get to because of my heart condition i had extra paperwork. DONE.
Step 3 – Attend the extra Driver’s Ed classes ( 4 sessions). (Click here for post on Step 3)
Step 4 – Take practical lessons.
Step 5 – Take practical test. (Read about the final step here.)