“Getting rejected is awesome……Trust me.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
Four months ago I was desperately waiting and desperately wanting. Wanting a job I interviewed for and waiting to hear back from the powers that be as to whether or not I would be moving forward in the interview process.
I obsessed. I prayed. I even started planning a shopping spree for the new work clothes I would buy. I was really excited. I tend to get like that….prematurely.
But as the days turned into weeks, and still no word, I realized I was not going to get the job and I was pretty bummed out.
Fast forward to today and the evidence is plain. Plain as the nose on my face. God had another plan. A plan that, four months ago, I may not have even considered. A plan that included walking into my local gas station/market to buy a gallon of milk and thinking to myself, “I wonder if I would ever want to work here?”
I’ve been working at the DD Market for about six weeks. And in the wake of being rejected from a job I thought I was so meant to have, I am reminded of a song by Garth Brooks…..
“Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers”
Even though God did not answer my prayer four months ago, he answered a deeper more desperate need that I didn’t even know I had and I am so grateful.
I love my job. I love the people I work with and the customers I serve. I know it’s not the most glamorous nor is it the most lucrative but the real value is in the relationships I’ve built and the sense of purpose it has brought to my life.
It’s my cracked conclusion that the unanswered prayers of yesterday bring forth the blessings of today, tomorrow and what is to come.