For a long time in my career, I felt like a fraud. Like I was selling a dream of skill sets that I thought I had but in reality, didn’t possess. Yes, every time I landed a job I kept thriving and excelling. My work was being acknowledged and appreciated and even though I wondered why, I knew that I had a special grace upon my life that always superseded the self-doubts. God was not only with me all the way but kept showing me things about myself that I didn’t even know I had. His confidence in me was greater than my doubts.
Now, there was a phase in my career where I for some reason had difficulties finding a job. My academic qualifications were in place and I also had noteworthy work experience to present, yet for months, interview after interview ended in disappointment. It was during that time I learned one of the greatest lessons about self worth and -image. God showed me that it was not about what people thought about me, but about what I thought about myself and how I saw myself. Even if anybody thought otherwise, I was worthy, special and blessed and I shouldn't look for affirmation on the outside when God had already given me the knowledge of who I was on the inside. "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9 NIV
It was during this time of "waiting" I was inspired to write me advice book "The 5-step guide to getting the job that you want" to encourage and inspire other people on their career journey. I took a challenging situation and turned it into something positive. The truth is, sometimes we just have to wait. Great things need time to be created, so even as we wait we can use that time to do something positive to build us up and prepare for us for what is ahead.
Human resources professionals are also just people doing their jobs. They don't have any significant power or insight that will determine the course of your life. They are people that sometimes apply wisdom to see your glory and the blessing you would be for the organization you're applying for and other times they don't. In those moments they don't, be rest assured that position wasn't meant to be yours in the first place. God always places us where we ought to be at a particular time. Thus, always be encouraged, no matter the challenges you may be facing, God sees something in you that you might not be seeing at the moment. Keep walking in faith!