So if any of you are wondering from my last post, I didn’t get the RA position or the recruitment team position. And it hurt. Bad. I wasn’t sure if I would earn both positions but I was fairly confident that I would at least get one. Nope!
I was upset for about a week and a half, I didn’t tell very many people that I hadn’t gotten the “jobs” and I just sulked. What was I going to do with my life if I couldn’t be an RA or a student recruiter?
But as time went on, I began to feel relieved. I could get another internship (Residence Life told me I would not be allowed to have a job if I was accepted as an RA), I don’t have to spend time and money decorating a hall, I have more Saturdays free, I get to continue working as an ambassador for the journalism department at Samford, just so many things that I was worried about giving up were now back on the table!
I’ve accepted an internship at a great place and I’m looking forward to working and learning a lot. I’m rooming with my suite mate, a girl that I’ve gotten to know pretty well this year and I am looking forward to getting to know even better. She will be my third roommate am I am praying continuously that it will work out a lot better than my previous two roommates. (Third time’s the charm!)
I also have been able to join a sorority on campus. I never pictured myself rushing, but the invitation came as I was getting over the two rejections and the girls have been incredibly open and sympathetic about the rejections. I’m really looking forward to the community that I will share with these girls over the next two years.
Of course I’m still a little sad that neither position worked out. I’m not sure if I’ll apply for both teams next year. But for now, it’s okay. I just need to trust that God has a plan for me while I’m still in college.
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You have what God intended for you to have. Don’t fret and call those two positions “rejections”. You were not rejected. You were meant for other things in His eyes.
Mrs. Marjorie, thank you so much for that perspective. You’re so right — everyone has specific gifts and a direction laid out by God. Thank you for that reminder.
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