Rejection

The toughest rejections come from people you are expecting to be on board. The ones that are close. “Your people,” as it were. It’s tough and you really don’t understand it. It doesn’t make sense.

The toughest rejections come from people you are expecting to be on board. The ones that are close. “Your people,” as it were. It’s tough and you really don’t understand it. It doesn’t make sense.
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In life, rejection is inevitable. One might go so far as to even say that if you haven’t experienced significant rejection of some sort that you probably live under a rock and have no ambition whatsoever. Or you’re 6 months old. In which case, the moment you understand “tone” you will see rejection.

Rejection has fallout. Repercussions. It can cause people to give up. To stop what they are attempting to do. To give up their dreams. But before you give in, look at the facts.

No great invention came easy. Many of those things we need daily came at the cost of many rejections first. Even Bill Gates himself had no use for a PC at one time.

Look at all the people that became famous and wealthy who tell of the rejections in their beginning. Rejection happens.

The toughest rejections come from people you are expecting to be on board. The ones that are close. “Your people,” as it were. It’s tough and you really don’t understand it. It doesn’t make sense.

Fortunately, you are not alone. Imagine, if you will…

“So I have an idea. I’m gonna use electricity to create an artificial candle…” 

He looked at the boy with humor in his eyes. “Tom, you really need to spend your time on something productive.” He giggled audibly. “I think the wood needs to be brought in so your mother can cook dinner.” He turned and walked away laughing and mumbling to himself about artificial candles.

This is just an example to get you to see, you aren’t the first amazing individual to have experienced rejection from ones you thought would be all excited for your ideas and be able to see the possibilities. You have an imagination as big as all outdoors. In fact, it’s really impossible to contain your thinking. When people look up “out of the box” your picture is there. You weren’t made to conform, you were made to excel. So…go for it!

Understand that there will always be people who don’t agree. And sometimes they are close to you.

Jesus knew He would be rejected. In fact, it was prophesied in the Old Testament. That the Messiah of the Jewish people would come and that they would reject Him in favor of their own wants, desires and traditions. Yet He came anyway. So, why should we expect more? Because He was rejected, the Gentiles (us) were given the chance to become Saved. We won’t always know what the outcome is, but we cannot sit on our laurels and do nothing every time we are refused. If it happened to Jesus, it will happen to us as well. But, look at the outcome, not the moment.

Rejection has to become fuel in our fire. Not the only fuel, of course. But fuel that says, “Let me learn from this and go forward anyway and with greater fervor.” Nothing is achieved without determination to get it done. Regardless of if it is the simple daily mundane or climbing Everest, it all requires determination to get moving forward. Some, more than others.

One of the greatest tidbits of information that always helps me in my moments of rejection is that no matter how bad someone turns on me or decides I’m not worth their time, the Creator of the Universe has not rejected me. In fact, He went out of His way to accept me. That’s bigger than anything mankind can offer!

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Author: Matt Davenport

I love to write. I write books, blogs, articles. Mostly about God and His amazing blessings. Sometimes about other things. But mostly about God. I have a fixation on comma. Please forgive me if you see too many of them.

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