Tonight I got an email from my pastor, Jonathan Williams. He asked me about my interview at HCSS. I told him how well it went and that I hadn’t heard back from them.
After I hit send I looked at the new messages I had received. One of them was from HCSS. In short, it said that they will not be pursuing my candidacy for employment.
Honestly, I’m sad. I’m sad that I put my heart into getting that job, met some great people who work at a great place, and pulled off an excellent interview (3 to be exact with more than 10 people involved) and then didn’t get the job. It was looking like things were going to work out.
I can’t say for sure why it didn’t work out. What I can say for sure is that I’m still excited about the future. Why am I excited about the future?
Because this interview process has caused me to think about who I am. One question the owner of HCSS asked me was, “Why are you pursuing a Master’s in theology? You don’t just get a Master’s in theology.” It hit me. I really need to think about the direction that God is taking my life instead of where I think my circumstances are leading my life.
God has given me the education and training that I have for a reason. There is no doubt in my mind that I could do the job that I was applying for and do it quite well. However, the big question is, is that the job that I need to be doing?!
I didn’t get the job. I’m thankful for the process that has brought about some insight I would not otherwise have found. If you’re in a similar situation, don’t let it get to you. Look at what is going on through eyes of faith and trust God that He is going to provide exactly what you need at just the right time.