You are not an ice cream, not everybody has to like you.Rejection can be devastating. Rejection from a loved one, family, job or someone you held up in high esteem but hey, one rejection doesn't change the fact that you are amazing. See, when people reject you, don't blame yourself for "falling short or not being good enough" See it as them having a better option and you having an opportunity to be a better person. If you dwell on your rejection, you'll soon be a bitter person to be with.
When Joseph in the bible was rejected and sold out to Egypt by His brothers whom he loved and brought food for while they worked, he didn't wallow in Egypt or brand himself as unlovable. Instead, he went from being a slave, to a prisoner, to the palace and finally a right hand man to the King of Egypt. Ultimately, his brothers came to beg him for food. So you see, Joseph was busy prospering instead of being bitter. He worked on himself, fixed his eyes on God and grew so big that those who rejected him could not move forward until they begged for what he controlled.
Ten years from now, will those who rejected you be glad they made a wise decision or be sad they let you go? Only you can answer that question.
Men will reject you. Their rejection is not a final say in your life. Forge ahead, be a better person, focus on you. Don't tie your progress to someone else's approval - especially if they are not God - ordained or your mentors.
Myles Munroe says "It doesn't matter who likes you, what matters is do you like you?"
I've seen rejection turn many to drug addicts and alcoholics. It has turned many to committing suicide or never making progress with their lives. Do not let that be your case. Prepare your mind that even if the whole world rejects you, you won't reject yourself. Know also that there is a God that will never leave nor forsake you. More so, reject you. You and God make a majority.
Take a good look at Jesus, a man with no sin or guile. He loved to stupor, He gave bread and wine, healed the sick, raised the dead but yet He was rejected - made a public disgrace to those He fed, those he taught for long hours and those whose tears He wiped away. He was spat on. For a split second, His heavenly father had to turn His face away from His (Jesus') 'ugly' sight on the cross.
How much more you, a rejection from somebody and you want to die? You want to become a loner and cold hearted? The whole world turned against Jesus but He still prayed for their forgiveness. You might say "ermm.. I'm not Jesus. I didn't come to die for anyone" But that's not the point. The fact remains that, He was human like you, had a flesh, had feelings, had emotions. That flesh was beaten, pierced, stabbed. He could have given up because of the pain and shame, yet He endured. Now because of that endurance, He is now exalted. At the mention of His name, all powers and principalities in the heavens and the earth bow. Because of that, we now have access to approach His father (God) directly.
Closely looking at rejected people in the Bible and in our times, we understand that their resilience to not being defined by their rejection and their surrender to God brought much glory to them. Many others who have faced one rejection or the other but have let the tide dictate their flow and they have no praise for that. Rejection can turn out soar if you don't make up your mind to take advantage of it.
Action Plan; Say out loud: I am loved, I am wanted, I am moving forward, I am called for a higher purpose. I am blessed. I am thriving.