how to handle what rejection is trying to teach you
By Brittany Cherrell
When I was younger, I used to think rejection was just the good Lord’s way of saying “NO” to what I wanted as usual and not allowing me to get the things I desired in life.
As I’ve gotten older and more mature I am so grateful for all those “no’s” and “not yets” because now I realize they were either redirection to something better, keeping me away from things that were not good for me OR not in line with the Gifts I was given in life.
Many times, we are crushed by rejection. And we have a pity party for ourselves not understanding why it seems everyone else is getting what they want. I am here to tell you that….
“Rejection gives you power to push forward.”
You Must Be Thankful for All the No’s Rejection Gives Because They Get You to What is For You Faster.
Once I learned this, I started to be grateful for the closed doors, and not getting what I asked for. I realized I didn’t want JUST what I asked for in life, but I wanted what was truly MEANT for me in life because I realized that was the key to happiness.
So, if you are currently dealing with some tough rejection or maybe have been there before and still not healed from it, here are some things to think about when it comes to overcoming rejection and getting on with your best life.
These are just MY opinions and thoughts based on what I have been through and have learned from life. I always want to encourage you to take the things I write and apply it to your best understanding of how life works for YOU! Be a student, but not a follower.
My goal with this blog is to give you the tips to integrate them in YOUR life and live the life you are destined for 😊
If You are Constantly Getting Rejected With the SAME Attempt on Something.
I have found with this that there are a couple of reasons for this
- Whatever you are trying to FORCE is not for you
- You are being tested HOW much you want a thing to come to fruition. Anything worth having takes time and work. So how easily will you throw in the towel? Will you let a few no’s stop you from reaching your goals? Why do you feel that whatever you are trying to accomplish is FOR you?
If You Have Asked for Something and Have Not Received the Desired Outcome.
Here are a few reasons for this
- Something better is on the way to take that wants the place
- You are not asking for BIG enough things
- It is divine protection from something that will NOT be beneficial to you
A few years back I was job hunting. Up until that point I had been able to get jobs easily. I was great at INTERVIEWING and knew what employers looked for in how someone presented themselves.
However, I had applied for job after job, and gotten NOTHING! Absolutely NOTHING. This was quite unusual as well as a confidence crusher.
I spent some time after that completely BITTER, and once I saw the reasons why I got the No’s I understood. But hindsight is 20/20 right.
I later found out that one of the Jobs I wanted the business actually closed down 3 months after I applied, and ANOTHER job I had interviewed for there was a big scandal attached where the Head manager was embezzling, and all the staff either quit or transferred.
Anywho, this was a reminder from life that
Dealing with Rejection Allows You to HELP Others.
This is exactly WHY I started this blog. I have a deep desire to help others, and I felt like I had so many experiences Positive and Negative that others have dealt with too or are dealing with and NEED to know that someone has BEEN there.
So sometimes you must take these lessons from life and share with others to help them along their journey.
If you realize that everything is a learning lesson and meant to help you be BETTER, you will have a different outlook on life.
Treat rejection as an unavoidable learning experience, and you will be unstoppable. I encourage you to take time to reflect on this and see what MINDSET shifts you need to make to change your thinking. Until next time…
So many Blessings,