Don’t Let Rejection Keep You Down

According to Carolyn Joyce, Rejection is an almost unavoidable aspect of being human. We all face rejection in our daily lives, be it relationship, job offers, promotion, or other reasons. We all experience it, and yet, those times when we do are often the times we feel the most alone, outcast, and unwanted.

 In fact, so much of the hurt and struggle we endure isn’t even based on the loss itself but on what we tell ourselves about the experience, the cruel ways we put ourselves down or flood ourselves with hopeless thoughts about the future.

When disappointment or rejection knocks you down, get back up and go again. No time for slippery, but keep moving. We give in to rejection and disappointment so easily when our dreams does not come to pass or go the way we planned it to be. We need to understand that just as God supernaturally opens doors, sometimes God supernaturally closes it. And when God closes a door, it’s always because He has something better in store. So just because the end of the road came early in your life or rather you’ve come to a dead end, that’s not the time to give up.

You know what?

Take a different route and keep going.

Often, out of the dreadful rejection comes our greatest direction. So when you come to the end of the road, or something you have been working on didn’t come through, instead of seeing that as the end, regard that as God nudging you into a better direction. It will be annoying and uncomfortable; and we may not like it. But we cannot make the mistake of just sitting back and settling where we are.

NB: If we can embrace this idea that life is flexible and that losses offer us opportunity, we can grow more within ourselves and suffer less when we experience a rejection.

Shift your perceptive!

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Patience Means Waiting on The Path, Not Creating a Path

I pulled up to a stoplight the other day and was feeling pretty anxious about getting to my destination the quickest way possible. I didn’t want to sit there; I was getting impatient that I was the first car stopped at this red light. But then I saw an opportunity to take a shortcut and not sit at the poorly timed light. The urge to keep moving and not wait for the green light had taken over any chance I had of sitting there another second. I looked over to my right and saw the perfect opportunity to cut through a gas station and a few parking lots, as there was no traffic or lights to stop me. I was on a mission. My mission was to save time until I was sitting at another light waiting to get back on the road. Sure enough, the cars that were behind me at the first red light were passing by one by one.

This reminded me of our relationship with Christ and what begins to happen when we become impatient trying to replace His timing with our timing. I have noticed in my life that when I try to take my own steps, it often sets me back farther than had I remained patient in the process. We often feel like we know the timing of everything and the route we need to take to reach our destiny. Our destiny for us isn’t God’s destiny for us. God may call us to something we never thought imaginable. Do we accept the challenge to remain patient in the process of His calling? We honor God when we live with patience. We show Him that we are willing to submit to His plan and not our plan.

Think about Job and how everything he owned was destroyed along with his children. However, he remained patient knowing God had a plan for his life.

We know that Noah had some patience. He waited 120 years for God to send the flood!

Think about Jesus, knowing He would be crucified but still exemplified patience leading up to His death on the cross. Jesus remained patient with His disciples teaching them all the way up until His death.

Are we speeding through life trying to reach our own destination by any means necessary? Or are we remaining patient where God has placed us and following His lead? It is easy to say, “Why did I not get the promotion at work over this person?” or “Why do I have to respond to the authority of my boss?” We have many questions we ask and we often try to answer them on our own. Let God prepare us. He is developing us along the journey. He will show us how He used that waiting period to strengthen us for His glory.

Romans 12:12 – Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

James 5:11 – Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Pride Prevents Patient Waiting

Trust your day is going great guys.

So this morning I was really bothered about my future and what and what am yet to be done around me. I tried distracting myself with house chores and stuffs but to no avail. Later on, I picked an old jotter of mine and started reading. The first thing my eyes sighted on was a topic about being patient and not pride.

It is impossible to enjoy waiting if you don’t know how to wait patiently. Pride prevents patient waiting because the proud person thinks so highly of himself that he believes he should never be inconvenience in anyway.

Although we are not to think badly of ourselves, we are also not to think too highly of ourselves. It is dangerous to lift ourselves up to such an elevated place that it causes us to look down on others. If they are not doing things the way we want, or as quickly as we think they should be done, we behave impatiently.

“A humble person will not display an impatient attitude”

Am so relieved right now, I hope you are also???