Sep 10, 2011

Never Give Up!

One of my favorite quotes about never giving up is by Michael Jordan.
'I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.'
What happens when you fail after you've given your best?
How do you prepare yourself when you don't get what you've been waiting for a very long time?
Do you regret wasting your time preparing for something when you've failed?
Do you crumble? Do you beat yourself up? Do you feel like God has just left you behind?

After a very busy (yet enjoyable) week spent preparing for a position that I've been vying for a long time, I was told that I didn't make the cut.
Ordinarily, I should have been distraught. Loosing out on an interview is not a pleasant feeling.
I am not the kind of person who has cried over a rejection at a job interview either.
But this time, it was different. I knew I was prepared for this job. Having trained and performed exceptionally well, this test should have been a cakewalk.
Of course, if I could turn back time, there are a few things I would have done differently. But hindsight is always 20-20.

I was a nervous wreck after completing the test. But if there is one thing I've learned (the hard way), it is that God always makes sure we get the best.
Even when it takes time.
It might not happen today. Heck, it may not even happen in this year. But it will happen.
It's only a matter of being obedient to His will and patient to His purpose in our lives that matters.
We cannot rush Him. We must not curse Him.

When I was asked if I really did well at the test, all I said was 'If God wills, I will get it'. Just uttering it gave me peace. Believing in it gave me the reassurance that I am in His safe hands.
I was as calm as a tranquilized squirrel when I was finally told that I didn't make it.

Failure in life is something that we all need to learn to live with.
But something that most people don't have the patience to learn.

After all, we all work to live and not the other way round.
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