I graduated about 3 years ago. I did my masters straight after. I was believing God to bless me with a graduate job. I sent out so many applications but I either didn’t get an answer or I was told I wasn’t qualified for the job. I later decided to take an internship in Germany, which I was happy about as I always wanted to move back, I thought that I will actually live there again, as that is my country of birth. But I thought wrong. I started to apply for jobs and internships when my internship came to an end. Just as in England, I was told I wasn’t qualified or I did not get a reply. I eventually decided to move back to London.
When I moved back I got a job with an events company. I was very thankful, however as my background was in law, I hoped that I would get a law graduate job. The longer I was at the job, the more I thought that I won’t get a job in the legal field. I literally did not have the experience, that is what I was also told when my job applications were rejected. The job also became very stressful and I started to become very unhappy. There were days I was literally crying to God asking when He will bless me with a legal job. Was all the hard work at university for nothing? One of my good friends always told me that I shouldn’t worry, because God is preparing the job I was believing Him for.
After 8 months in the job, I was in conversation with another friend who knew someone at a law firm. He gave me their contact details to find out if they have any positions. I was asked to see them around November last year. I was so happy. I believed in my heart that it was the job that God had prepared for me. When I got there I was told that they didn’t have any vacancies but they hoped to have a vacancy the following year in February. Even though they only asked to see me, When I left I thought I was back at square one.
So I decided to continue applying for jobs, I thought of volunteering. But again nothing. In February, I thought I should perhaps contact the law firm and see if they have a job opening. They eventually got back to me and said they that a position, however it was a non-legal related role. In the beginning I was considering it, but then I told myself I won’t apply or take a job that’s not legal related. I was later contacted by them, that they had a job vacancy which was in the legal field. I then went to an interview. I did not hear from them for a week, so I decided to contact them myself. I was then told that I got the job. I was over the moon. I felt like I could finally start my legal career after having graduated in 2013. It has literally taken me 3 years to be in the field that I wanted to be. All I can say is, there was a reason why it took so long. God was preparing me for this job. All I had to do is trust Him and have faith. The bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:58:
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
As it says in Corinthians nothing you do is in vain. You might be believing God for something and it’s been months or years, know that God is preparing you for it.
Don’t lose hope, God has not forgotten you and in the right season, you will receive your blessing.
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
From our sister in Christ- Claudia from London, UK
(Faith, Fashion, Lifestyle blog)