Someone's Rejection is God's Protection

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Rejection: Nothing stings like it. No one has ever gotten far in life without feeling its pain. The little boy feels it when the little girl checks “No” instead of "Yes". The mother feels it when her teenage son chooses to hang out with his friends rather than spend an evening with the family. The young professional feels it when the man she thought was her boyfriend casually says he’s been seeing someone else for the past three weeks and that’s who he wants to continue to see.

Rejection hurts...bad. However, what is perceived as man’s rejection could actually be a form of God’s protection.

Consider the following scenario: you are extremely qualified for the job of your dreams. You send out tons of resumes to the top companies that specialize in your field. You know it’s a long shot because not a lot of people are hiring, but you reason, “Hey, you never know until you try.”

Miracle upon miracle, the top company - I mean the crème de la crème company - calls you to set up an interview. You go. You interview. You’re totally confident that you nailed it. They tell you they’ll be in touch, so you go back home and make plans to start spending all the money you’ll be making.

Instead of receiving the job offer of a lifetime, you get the letter – the “thank-you-for-your-interest-in-this-position-but-we-gave-the-job-to-someone-else” letter. You’re hurt, confused and angry because you know that you were the best person for the job.

You get on with your life and get a good paying job somewhere else. Six months after the interview, you’re watching the news and they mention that the company, with whom you interviewed, filed for bankruptcy and all of its employees are out of jobs. You think, “Whew! That was a close one. Good thing they didn’t hire me.”

What initially came across as rejection was actually a form of God’s protection over you. He knew what was going to happen, and He allowed what you thought of as the job opportunity of a lifetime to pass you by because He was looking out for you.

Sometimes we forget that we don’t know it all. We fail to realize that we don’t have our best interest at heart. We internalize everything and believe that everyone is out for our demise. We forget about the Father and how He works everything out for our good.

It is vital that we understand that we often make choices that are not good for us. God’s main mode of protection is keeping us from getting the things He knows would hurt and ultimately destroy us.

So the next time you’re passed over for a promotion or your significant other says, “This just isn’t working for me,” or you get turned down for the fifth car loan in two months, take a step back and ask yourself, “Is this rejection or is this God’s protection?”

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Leaderofmany 4 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

It goes back to one door shut another one opened. I truly believe that. Its all about how one sees things in their life. I have had many a door slammed in my face, only to find a few months later something better was to come. Great Hub!


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Rina Pinto 4 years ago from Dubai - UAE

Dear Cherrietgee, Wonderful and indeed i too passed on over such a situation all the time, in my marriage, work, physical health too. I know the Hand of the Almighty God was with me then and even now and it shall be always. I regret the moments & time i never appreciated and thought that i was destined this manner. But however even in those times of difficult periods my heart was at Peace!. Ain't that the work of our Lord God Yahweh - Eternal Protection as He says ' I will never leave you nor forsake you, for i have carved you on the palm of my Holy Hands." wow! we fail to forget this Promise is God's own mouth that spoke of such a definite Word! He is a God who keeps His Promise. Sorry my God for not having the faith in you those past years. But now with the Help of your Son Jesus and through His Holy Spirit i can do all things through them. God Bless for this wonderful message.


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Cherrietgee 4 years ago from Illinois Author

Thanks, Leaderofmany! You are so right in saying that one's perspective really does influence their outlook on life.


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Cherrietgee 4 years ago from Illinois Author

Amen, Rina! I agree that sometimes it's difficult to keep the faith in the midst of difficult and trying times, but as my mother used to say, "When you can't trace God's hand, trust His heart."


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selecthub 4 years ago from UK

I believe everything you do in life is already written as the saying goes you can't cheat fate if its written in your destiny that you will work for ABC company then you sure as hell will. You just have to take the cards life deals to you.


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Cherrietgee 4 years ago from Illinois Author

Thanks, selecthub! I also believe that there are no accidents in life.


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Nikki Major 4 years ago

Yes. God is always watching out for us. He Knows what's best for us at all times. Our plans are not always God's plan. His plans are always better. He only has plans to prosper us and bring us to an expected end. God Bless.


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Cherrietgee 4 years ago from Illinois Author

Nikki, thanks so much for that word of encouragement.


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Kristamarcelina 3 years ago from California

This is great I love it. I just started hubbing and as a single this is such a great topic to share. I have a similar story on my first ever hub. I don't actually know if it been published that's how new I am :) but great work


Dr. M. Stanley Butler 14 months ago

Throughout our lives, we encounter rejection from those around us—those we love, those we respect, and those in authority over us. Regardless of age, gender, race, religious background, or social status, everyone experiences rejection of some sort. What varies from one person to another is the impact of that rejection upon and within their lives, emotions, and relationships. Dr. M. Stanley Butler tackles difficult aspects of rejection, common to many of us—perhaps, common to you—and reveals that even these things are a small part of a greater purpose and design. With an application of spiritual truths, he empowers you to excel and overcome in spite of those who have failed to realize your true value and potential.

Your enemy desires that you would be rejected and embittered, but even these things cannot derail your purpose or your destiny, because none of it occurs to God. He watches over a plan whose end was declared from the beginning and ensures that every failed relationship, act of abuse, and unfulfilled promise works for your good. There are victories you have yet to realize, and God is waiting to reveal this truth…Sometimes, Man’s Rejection Is God’s Protection!

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