Rejection. Nobody wants to receive it. It stings. But no one is exempt. We all have experienced it more than once. Sometimes rejection hurts so much because it comes from the people we love. Sometimes the pain of rejection is so much that it causes us to stop trying and give up once and for all.
Every no that we receive cuts and leaves an ugly scar in our hearts. No matter how we try to stay optimistic, rejection could be so powerful it will bring us rain even during a sunny day. Regardless of the happiness or positivity mantra we repeat every day, rejection could make it meaningless.
To recover from rejection, we need to know and understand the reason for rejection. It is hard to see reason when we are blinded with emotions, but rejection is best handled by looking at things in an objective, logical way. When the reason is too vague for you to understand, let faith step in and remember that everything happens for a reason. Every detour or delay is God’s way of telling you there is a better way and ultimately a much better destination for you.
The love you offered may have been rejected from a loved one and it discouraged you from giving your love again. Don’t let rejection make you cold. Love anyway, but guard your heart.
You may have been rejected for a job position or a promotion. You were sure you would get it, but they preferred someone else. That rejection could damage your self-esteem, but don’t give the enemy the satisfaction. Don’t let rejection make you a quitter. Keep trying. Keep giving it your best and the right door will open at the right time.
Know that not everyone will like you, and that’s okay. Not everyone will believe in you, and not everyone will see your full potential.
Pray about it. Practice some more. Learn some more. In God’s perfect time, everything will fall into place.
Right now, accept rejection for what it is, but don’t let it stop you. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road.”
In time you will realize that all the no’s you received honed and prepared you for the big yes that was really meant for you all along.