INSPIRATION: How You Define Rejection Matters
How you define the rejections you may face in life will influence your speed of advancement and productivity. Ordinarily, Rejection is from the Latin word “Rejectio.” It literally means to cast-off something or somebody. It also means the denial of a request, the refusal of an idea, a proposal or a person by another person or group of persons.
Individuals experience rejection at the social level when they are rejected within a particular social class, lovers experience rejection when romantic proposals are denied, children experience it when parental rejection is felt, business people experience it when their business proposals are denied, pastors experience it, when their good intentions are refused, career persons feel it when their inputs are not acknowledged by their bosses.
Novelist Barbara Henderson described her book rejection experience as her “blackest moment.” Barbara’s children book, The Serpent House was rejected by a publisher after one year of being shortlisted for an award by the same publisher. It took Barbara another 18-month period to get out of the pain of that rejection.
My dear reader, one way to reduce the pang and pain of rejection is to redefine what rejection means to you. For example, years ago, I came to the humble belief that if God’s thoughts and plans for us are thoughts of good and not evil as the scripture declares, then rejection must be the fleeting, temporary opinions of those who are not seeing what God wants them to see in us yet.
That definition set me free from self-rejection…For self-rejection is the only kind of rejection that can stop your productivity…#KeepAdvancing!
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end" (Jeremiah 29:11).
CONFESSION Father-God, I believe and declare, that your purpose in my life is neutralizing the yoke of rejection today, in Jesus name..AMEN!
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