Rejection is something we will all face at some point in our lives. Depending on what you’re going after, you will face rejection more than others.
I always viewed rejection as a bad thing. I thought it meant that I was a failure. My last year in college I applied to numerous of jobs. I would say about 15 or so. Out of those 15 jobs, only one offered me a job.
I was excited and grateful when I was offered the position. I was even promoted within 30 days of working there to the written communication department.
I recently applied for a higher position at my job, and I was sure I was going to get it. It paid more and who cannot use extra the money, right. I prayed and I told God the job was mines if it was in his will for my life.
I had my interview and I knocked it out of the park!
In the midst of me waiting to hear their decision, God spoke to my heart. I am going back to school in the fall for my masters, I am going to be substitute teaching part time, I’m going to be publishing my second book, and fundraising for my father and I non-profit organization (I know I have a lot going on). Where would this new position fit into my future plans of what I wanted to do with my life? How would I have the time to do all of this, with the position having a strict schedule? Is this something I really want or is just for the money?
All of these questions came to mind and I started thinking about what I wanted to do with my life and the goals I had for the next year or two. I asked myself how would this position benefit me?
I decided to shake all of the thoughts I was having and just claim the job!
I went to work yesterday and I had the meeting with the supervisor over the department. I just knew they were going to offer me the position! She told me that she was impressed with the way that I interviewed, the way I was knowledgeable about what the role consisted of, and I just overall shocked her with how articulate I was. You can imagine I thought her next words would be that you have the position right?
She did just the opposite actually. She told me that they did no pick me and they went with another candidate. She then went to ask me if I had anything to say ,and I replied “Nope. Thank you for the opportunity to interview with you and this just means that God has other plans for me”.
We often get upset when we don’t get something that we feel we deserve! When in reality God knows what is best for us and sometimes not getting that promotion is what’s best for us.
Being “rejected” is not a bad thing. You are not a failure if you did not get the job or the promotion!
We don’t know all that God has for our life and lets be honest if he revealed everything to us, that would take the excitement out of life!
I was not down and I don’t feel defeated because I did not get the position. I know God has far better plans for my life and I am just going to enjoy the journey. I know this position would’ve gotten in the way of where God is calling me to go. I just let my inner human get the best of me.
I want you all to know that it’s okay if you don’t get that job or promotion! If you wait on the lord and continue to be happy with what he has already blessed you with, when he does provide you with that promotion or job, it will be 1,000 times better than what you expected!
So if you got some bad news or did not get a call back, I want you to dust yourselves off. I want you to pray that Gods will be done in your life and move forward. It’s not easy to do, but it’s a must. Sometimes we are being tested to see how we will react to unpleasant news.
Remember God always has something greater in stored for you! When one opportunity doesn’t present itself, remember God’s plan or opportunity is far greater than you can imagine!
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