What have we come to when grown people cannot take rejection? Did we never learn that as good as we might be, sometimes the other guy (or gal) is better?
Recently the organizers of a writing contest asked for prayer before they delivered the winning entries. Apparently, they feared the reactions of the losers. They even sent a letter of apology and encouragement for them.
Did this begin when we were passed through every grade simply because the new premise is that no one ever fails? Or was it because Mother didn’t teach us to share? Or maybe the hockey coach made too much of us when we finally got our one goal of the season.
Rejection has a purpose and we miss out on that when we will not take rejection in stride.
But the rejection will force honesty, as God reveals who they really are. (Luke 2:35b, MSG)
The thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. (Luke 2:35b, NIV)
The secret thoughts and purposes of many hearts may be brought out and disclosed. (Luke 2:35b, AMP)
So what does rejection reveal in you? Best find out now, right?
Prayer- Lord God thank you that you never reject us when we believe in you…and your Son, Jesus. (John 3:18) Amen.