When it comes to fulfilling our callings and pursuing the things we were meant to do, why do so many people back down from their fullest potential?
The answer is quite simple; it is the fear of rejection that puts up a wall between us and our wildest dreams. This is where I struggle, when it comes to encouraging and motivating others. Because, I can tell them all day long to “Shoot for the stars!” and “Live to the fullest!”, but there is just no way that I can help them avoid the painful rejection that WILL come from time to time when they take that advice. But then….I found a quote that does it for me:
What an amazingly comforting thought that is!
Not getting the job you wanted or losing out on a wedding booking is a little bit easier to accept when you think of it, not as the employer/client REJECTING you, but as God stepping in and REDIRECTING you.
So, guess what that means?! Every single time you are rejected, you are directly hearing and experiencing His plan for your life. Every door that is slammed in your face is another step in the right direction. EVERY single time you step out and try something, you will get an unmistakeable answer from God, even if it’s not the one you had hoped to hear.
If you are sitting there, not knowing which direction to go and wondering what the Lord has lined up for you….just do something! Even if it leads to failure, it is simply a redirection to where you should be.
So, if every rejection is just another step forward in His plan for your life, then I would say it is a blessing indeed!
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