I read a post today titled “You ARE good enough” and it resonated so well with my life. If you have studied anywhere outside your country of nationality before, and you require a visa to travel into that country of study, you will understand what I’m about to write in this post.
With a CCIE badge on my chest, I felt unstoppable. Of course every organisation will be lucky to have me so I felt this change of location will not be a problem. Even though I was going to study and my visa would only allow 20 hours of work per week, surely getting a part-time job wouldn’t be a challenge, right? Wrong.
Not only are government policies not favorable for student visas in the UK, organisational policies are also unfavorable. In my line of career, no one really wants to hire an engineer that is only available 2 days in a week.
The rejections got so bad at some point that I began to doubt my expertise. I was fast losing confidence. Time went on and I was already expecting rejections in every mail I got. As it got deeper, the continual discouragement stopped me from even applying for roles anymore.
Until I sat up and decided that God’s Word is The Standard, I couldn’t move past the hurt. I don’t know where you may be facing discouragement and disappointment but I want to tell you that the rejection and failure do not define you; God’s Word does and He says you shall be the head and not the tail, that He will bless the works of your hand and that He will never leave nor forsake you.
Food for thought:
Identify what God’s Word says about your situation and hold unto it. It cannot fail.
It is not your certifications that count; it is God’s Hands in your life.