How do you handle rejection? Do you become bitter, angry, an emotional fountain or all of the above? We all face it differently, and how we decide to embrace this news is instrumental in how long we stay in the valley or the desert of broken dreams. I think that the new reality needs to be processed along the emotional track, which does perhaps entertain all the emotions above but it also requires us to grieve what we thought would have happen. Perhaps it goes deeper in realizing that we are not in control of our existence but we are in control of how we respond to it. The emotions that make it or break it will either move you forward or sabotage a new beginning. I strongly believe that the Heavenly Father wants the ultimate best for our lives, our health and our relationships but He also knows you will encounter suffering, sadness and brokenness because that is the reality of our world. He remains the same in the midst of those circumstances and can equip us with all that we need to move out of the desert and move into a life of new found joy with even great accomplishments that he has preplanned for your life.
You decide whether or not you stay stuck in your own sadness or reach out to Him to reveal His wisdom, His comfort and His direction for your new reality. It is okay to express all the emotions loudly and openly to the Lord.... He gets it. No one experienced more rejection than the King of Kings.
My prayer for you is NEVER to allow yourself to be stuck in your own self pity party because your circle of friends and possiblity of moving foward will suddenly stagnate in a very lonely place. You are uniquely and incredibly gifted and never allow any person, circumstance or relationship allow you to think otherwise.
So allow the tears to flow for just a short while, then wipe them away, and start believing in new beginnings. The face of rejection will only make you stronger, courageous and more purposeful as you move on to a much better place!