I had attempted getting admitted into one of the Nigerian Universities a few years before I got into my alma mata. It was from one rejection to another. Now, when I look back, I find reasons to thank God for those rejections; they were blessings in disguise.

Friend, rejection would come to you at one point or the other in your life and walk with the Lord. Most times, the rejection is not the problem but the way you interpret and handle it. On the surface, rejection seems to communicate that something is wrong with you but in reality, it is not so.

Rejection sometimes shows the lack of understanding of those rejecting you. The truth is, not everybody knows who you are in destiny. This is why you must not be discouraged by rejection. If people know you better, they would treat you better (2 Corinthians 5:16). For Jesus, “He came to His own, and His own received Him not…” (John 1:11).

Rejection can be a tool in God’s hands to help you to come to terms with your identity and develop wholeness. Don’t tie your sense of worth to what people say or do to you. If you would fulfil your destiny, you must derive your identity from God, not the rejection. Look upwards and inwards, don’t look around.

Rejection can be a redirection if you interpret it well. Don’t follow sentiments, follow destiny. Paul tried his best to reach the Jews but they kept rejecting him; his ministry was to the Gentiles, and until he found himself at home with them, he never fulfilled his highest apostolic calling (Acts 21:11-32). Even Jesus was rejected at his own country (Mark 6:1-5).

Rejection can help you to build capacity, knowing that result is the cure for insult. Jephthah might not have developed into a man of valour if not for rejection (Judges 11:1-11). Notice also that Moses’ journey into real leadership was facilitated by rejection (Acts 7:23-37). Don’t let rejection defeat you, let it develop you. You will succeed! Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria