A lot of times, after having worked very hard, exercising every due diligence imaginable … at the end of the day – our project, our efforts, our dedication…..is all REJECTED…everything down the drain. Sometimes we merely have to shake off the “dust of rejection,” and go back to the drawing board. While rejection can be a “mind awakening event,” it is not the “The End.” Rejection doesn’t, necessarily, equate to FAILURE. We are told in Matthew 10:14: “Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.”
Very often it will take a minor degree of change to affect major change to the entire picture, it is like the rudder on a ship, just a few degrees change, and…we could end up with a completely different project, and a completely different audience, and a completely different destination. Don’t take “no” for an answer. Remember: Rejection and failure don’t have to intersect…. Forming a target. Rejection is often just the next step before complete SUCCESS.
My Grandmother was a patented dress designer (among other things – another story for later) in the 30’s through the 50’s. Even as a child, I remember that she would take a design that didn’t meet her expectations, and add a “color” or a “ruffle,” and bam-o…another SUCCESS… attained with very minor changes. Don’t let rejection overtake you. It is giving “satan a FOOTHOLD. Don’t let your “rejection” turn into ANGER. Don’t look further than the mirror for someone to BLAME.
Ephesians 4:26-27 says, “In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” Giving satan credit for “anything” is the first step to FAILURE. Rather…give God the Glory. Colossians 3:17 – Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. …Blessings……cjlb…5/15/15.