Rejection and the GPS
How the GPS Works
I recently read an article that talked about rejection for writers. I love the line that reads, “Rejection is like a GPS. It gives us feedback, and let’s know that we aren’t on the right path. It reminds us that we need to course correct”. When we are driving, and make a wrong turn, we eagerly wait for our GPS to tell us what to do next. We look at the decision we made and realize that we need to do something different.
We don’t need to question our driving ability as a whole, but instead, compartmentalize the fact that we made an error.
A Way to Get on Track
It becomes apparent that there is always a way to get back on track. And, arrival at our destination might look different than we planned, but in the end, what matters is that we made it.
Proverbs 19:20 says, “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise”.
A Missed Turn
When we experience rejection, the focus should not be on seeing ourselves in a negative light but realizing that what we are bringing to the table is not a good fit for what another person is trying to accomplish. What if the turn you missed, is not where you are supposed to go.
Sometimes you turn around and try and re-do the drive with the new information you have, and it works out well.
Other times, however, it is okay to go another way realizing that you will be guided down another road. It is important to disconnect rejection with worthiness. Our worth is not found among human things.
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