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Dealing with rejection
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Jun 20, 2010
6:10 PM
All of us have been in a place where we've been told no. We know what it's like to want something but not be able to have it. Dealing with rejection is a part of life if we be honest. Since we all deal with it at one time or another let's see some ways we can approach it.

The first thing to realize is that all rejection is not a negative thing. There are times in your life when God will tell you no. It doesn't matter how much you pray. If it's not for you then there is a reason why He won't give it to you. There are times when the no is really for your good. It may or may not be for the right now but one day you will understand it fully.

The next thing to realize is that sometimes the rejection is due to us not being prepared. Most people do not want to hear that they are not ready for something but sometimes it's the hard truth. You just don't get a driver's license. You must be prepared through a written test that teaches you what various signs mean. Then there is a practical test which tests your ability to handle various road conditions. It is a process.

Your life is a process. If you be honest it seems the process never ends. The reason is not because our trouble never stops. Instead, our learning never stops. We are constantly learning and some things are not at the stage where we can handle certain things. Again, rejection is not always a negative.

Sometimes being told no is simply a way to motivate you. Sometimes you can take things for granted. You feel you got it so you tend to not give it your all. Michael Jordan was rejected from making the basketball team one year in high school. He went on to become one of the greatest basketball players in history. His motivation was being rejected. It made him practice harder to do what he felt he could do.

You must ask yourself not why you were rejected but what lesson is being taught. To be told no is the end of the world as they say. Everything has a reason. Nothing just happens. There is a purpose or God would not allow it. Don't let it drain your self esteem. Don't let it make you feel like you don't have what it takes. Often times you do. It just may not be for you or your time. The timing in which something is done can be the difference of success or failure.

You're not a loser. You're not an underachiever. You're not second rate. You're not useless. You're not a mistake. You're not wasted space. You're not just a dreamer. You're not a fool. You're not a nobody. You're not just a blip in time. Instead, you are child of the King. Not just any king. You're the child of the Most High King. Your rejection is just a stepping stone!

Last Edited by on Dec 12, 2010 10:21 PM

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