Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
J.K. Rowling recently posted online rejection letters she received early on in her career as an aspiring author. Yes, J.K Rowling. And yes she posted letters, not just one letter. She is one of the most famous authors in the universe, and even she was rejected more than once.
I hate rejection. It feels like a very real sting. Like you can feel your heart (and your pride) being wounded simultaneously. We have all felt it in someway or another and, yes, it stinks.
The sting (or stink) of rejection is a reminder to us that we are all still a very real part of this world. We place our hopes and our dreams and our feelings into the hands of others. We give them the power to tell us no and the power to hurt us.
It’s hard to see God’s plan when you are still feeling the burn of being rejected. When it’s clouding your vision and causing you to think only about your feelings and your situation in that very moment.
That’s why time alone with our Father is so crucial. We need to take those specific moments and start to listen to Him. To just take a deep breath and be still. When we start having conversations with Him and start really looking to His Word for guidance, we will slowly begin to realize that His plans are always the best plans.
We might not ever know why certain things happen to us. But we can have faith that He’s got this.
He’s working on far greater things than we could ever comprehend.