This May, 5 years ago, I partook in the assessment centre of the organisation I currently work with. I remember every bit of this assessment centre, not because I got the job, but because of the peculiarity of the event of that day.
I remember when I got the email that I had been shortlisted for the assessment centre, I was excited and afraid. You see, I had applied to a couple of companies, written several recruitment exams, and attended a couple of interviews, but I had been unsuccessful. This time around I was like no more rejection, and this time around I did something different.
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results– Albert Einstein
This time around, I applied the gift of a best friend Jesus left me when He was ascending to Heaven- The HolySpirit. So when I got the email for the assessment centre, I read the mail to the HolySpirit and asked that He takes control from then…He did that!
He directed me to a long time friend who unknown to me was working in the recruitment company, she also loves fashion, she gave me dressing directions. I remember she said, dress the part. I wore a skirt suit with a neck scarf…Hahaha
The HolySpirit directed me to the right group, where I was the group lead, when it was time for the one-on-one interview, the first thing the interviewer said was- I love your look, see me beaming (I’m like HolySpirit, I see you there).
I was asked a particular question, I gave a strange explanation to the scenario painted; I still don’t know where the Solomon kind of answer came (the kind of wisdom King Solomon used to judge who the real mother of the child in the bible was), He gave me the confidence to defend my strange answer, even the interviewer smiled and said that’s different. When I got out, I told my other group members, they had the awkward silence like that’s not the expected answer. Looking back, I remember my mum exclaiming that I had answered it wrongly…indeed He uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty- 1Corinthians 1:27
When it came to the individual Powerpoint presentation, the examiners were answering the questions for me, helping me out…who does that? That’s how I aced the assessment and got the job!
All through the process, I remember the HolySpirit will tell me- say this, gesticulate like this, look at this person…every seeming unthoughtful action was carefully orchestrated by God!
Pursue a relationship with the HolySpirit, He is as real as the skin on your bones, He speaks, learn to hear Him, don’t take His leading as a fleeting thought, the repercussions are mostly painful. I have had times where I wished I listened and didn’t argue with the HolySpirit. Remember, His ways are higher than ur ways and thoughts higher than our thoughts.
As humans we have instincts or intuitions that guide our move, as Christians- joint heirs with Jesus Christ, your spirit intertwines with the HolySpirit and your “instincts” gets an Omniscient and Omnipresent boost; it’s always there, you can choose to use it or not…the choice is yours!
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore, you shall choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants- Deuteronomy 30:19