REJECTION: As successful career seekers, we are periodically…“Baffled by REJECTION”… or …as some might suggest…FAILURE. Why me? As the saying goes. One reason might be… “God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not”…as told to us in… Job 33:14. And if that’s not clear enough, then… “Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding. …Psalms 32:9.
So… the question I raise… Has it not occurred to “any of us,”…That God, in His Infinite Wisdom… is protecting us…maybe even… from ourselves; if not, then, from others who have ill-conceived intentions. One possible inference is: Rejection is God talking to us, and Failure is our peers talking to us. It’s simply God trying to “get our attention.”
Whether it’s “rejection or failure” …it will find its way into our lives…be it the junior manager, mid-management…or the big-guy….the CEO. Everyone is subject to “getting FIRED” …or being let go…or worse…maybe divorced. Rejection comes to us in all kinds of “packages.”
It might be in the form of a “red-slip.” Or, a citation (that’s a ticket…). Maybe a “rejection letter” from our publisher. Possibly, a failing grade, maybe losing a close race for City Council.
Any of these “rejections (or failures)” can affect us in a positive manner, or a negative. It depends on our attitude, disposition, and our own ability to determine which is which…rejection or failure. One will often disguise itself as the other…satan is a master at disguise. We will be able to determine which is which…by the “Grace of God.”
What is IMPORTANT for us to REMEMBER is that God…is in CHARGE. He formed us in His Image; He knows the number of hairs on our head; and He has a PLAN for us.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 – For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3.
How clear can it get? …Blessings…cjlb…8/31/16