I just received word today that I didn’t get a position with a company I initially felt excited about. Perhaps this sounds like bad news—at least for a moment. Here was a chance to gain new experience and preparation for future management positions with experience overseas. I had anticipated just such an opportunity several years back and so when the opportunity came knocking at my door, I thought it was time.
However, like a lot of things in my life, I made this a matter of prayer. The result: a feeling of ambivalence shortly after the final round of interviews, something I couldn’t really shake in spite of all apparent advantages and the encouragement of family and friends. While I waited for a decision I tried to rationalize accepting an offer if extended, but I felt as if the whole thing had left my mind, as if someone I really trusted had told me to forget about it. The outcome?
I didn’t get an offer, but the real outcome is still to be determined. As humans, we can be so short-sighted sometimes. I had a similar experience with a career opportunity a few years back. Everything seemed to line up just perfectly and then? The company instituted a hiring freeze right after interviews.
So instead I pursued other opportunities with my employer which lead to my meeting my sweetheart wife—something I’m extremely grateful for. Had I been offered a position, I would have taken it and things would be different today. As I look back on things, I see that things have probably worked out for the best.
Anyone have similar experiences?