We never know what God has in store for us. And that makes it incredibly difficult to understand situations entirely.

I’ve been thinking about sharing this story for some time now, but never found the “right” time to do so.

Now is the time and it’s because of Bryan Allian’s recent post where he describes his experience and tells his story.

He, like I, was incredibly close to going to work for an awesome company.

The Story

I’ve been a web designer my whole life. It’s what I was called to do. And I’ve been a Dave Ramsey fan for the past 3+ years.

So it only made sense to apply for the job when it came up to be a web designer over at the Ramsey company. My wife suggested it after we had been struggling for some time with little work coming into my business.

I built a website where I posted my resume and all about why I wanted to work for Dave. I think he’s awesome and I wanted to be able to be a part of something that would help people acheive financial freedom. It was called HireMeDave.com (no longer active).

And I got one interview. Then another. Then another and so forth. If you haven’t heard of their interviewing process, you’ll be interested to know that it involves around 14 interviews over a 3-ish month period of time. They don’t take hiring lightly.

Which is exactly why I was stoked to be involved in the process. I live in Texas and they are in Tennessee so the majority of the interviews were phone and couple Skype.

I finally got the opportunity to go up there and have face to face interviews with them. I met some really awesome people, but not actually Dave himself. I was pretty bummed about that.

To wrap it up, I ended up getting a call about a week after saying that they liked me but I wasn’t the exact person for the exact job they were looking to fill.

Honestly, I was crushed.

It’s hard to go through something you want so bad and feel so strongly about and not get the collect the reward at the end. We had thought that all our prayers were being answered and there is was absolutely zero doubt in our minds that this was right. It was one of the few times in our lives we felt so strongly about something and got continuous validation of it.

But, apparently, it wasn’t right.

The Weeks Following

I took a coulple days to just be. I tried to figure things out, I prayed, I thought and I relaxed. It was incredibly difficult to understand why this didn’t work out…but something inside me told me something better was to come.

The Dave Ramsey company deserves much respect. They don’t adhere to the norm and they know they’re only one hire away from losing who they are. They believe it’s imperitive to get the “right people on the right seat on the right bus.”

I believe that too.

What You Can Take From This

Sometimes we go through things and we have no idea why. Sometimes they seem so right, yet they are so wrong.

But the interesting thing is that they are always God’s plan. He doesn’t make mistakes.

I wasn’t supposed to work there. I still don’t really know why but I do know that I’m not quite as passionate about design as I once was. Maybe that’s why. Maybe they saw something in me I didn’t. I really don’t know.

However, we are all supposed to make a difference in the lives of others. We’re all called to be part of the kingdom and work for His will. There’s nothing that trumps that and even when we don’t fully understand situations, He does.

In closing, I want to say “Thank You” to the Dave Ramsey company. Thank you for listening to God’s will. Thank you for the opportunity to know that I’m important enough to be noticed by such a great company. And thank you for not hiring me.

There must be some reason…some reason I still don’t know about that God wants me where I am and to continue where I’m going.

What’s something that happend in your life where you can relate to this?