And God said no.
Believe it or not, the company called and withdrew their offer for the job. After sitting down and talking about it, the owners decided that they would like to have someone with a few other qualifications that I don’t possess. When I asked if it was because I had put in a counter, they indicated that perhaps they hadn’t thought things through and were moving too quickly. I’m not surprised because when I asked one of the owners what their goals for the company were, he looked at me blankly and said that they’re playing it by ear.
I’m bummed about the answer to be quite honest, but I had a feeling that they were going to go this direction when I didn’t hear from them yesterday. I can’t see them making me wait if they truly wanted me on board.
In retrospect, I know that this answer is a good thing. The vacation was less than industry standard. The pay was on the lower end. And to be honest, I don’t know that I want to work for a place that won’t respect a prospective employee enough to be quick with an answer. Plus, were I to take the job, that didn’t mean that they would have been happy with my lack of job qualities at a later date. I know that God is protecting me… and them.
All this means to me is that God is still building character within me, reminding me to trust Him to lead me to where I need to be. And that’s a really good thing. Even if I’m crying about the situation now, I know – really know – that God will give me reason to rejoice soon enough.
You know what I dislike the most about this timing? I gave up a perfectly good coffee date with some good friends only to hear no. Phooey. That just means that we can plan one for next week now. Anyone want to come to my place for coffee and good talk?
So, it looks as if you’ll have to put up with prayer requests a little longer. Speaking of which, I have another interview come Monday. I can’t imagine being excited about it like the other one, but you know what? God can wow me in the strangest ways possible. Back to the old drawing board!
Oh, and today is Mr. Right’s birthday! Y’all give a good old shout out to him, would ya? He’s old… you may have to shout pretty loudly for him to hear! :)
Have a truly blessed weekend and I’ll catch you on Monday.