Life is full of learning things you know and things that you realize that you thought you knew, but you really didn’t. Tonight, I read an article by Bonnie Doss-Knight. The name of it is “Writer Journal Assignment: Criticsm and Rejection”. It reminds one of the lessons we learn in life, with family, friends, bosses, etc…. How sometime as individuals, we don’t really understand what other people are saying, yet we live in the same home, go to the same church, work in the same place, and shop in the same store. However, some time or another one will receive criticism and rejection.
Our children get married; move out the house, we receive job offers in other states, for some out of the country. We have disagreements, disappointments, and fall out of love, fall in love, and yet we don’t know how to come back, because someone rejected us. Rejection is very personal, if you allow it to be. Bonnie Doss-Knight said it well, nonsense. No one should have to join a prestigious club, or try to be someone you are not to be accepted.
A writer is like a family, you want the periods, the commas, the quotation marks in the right place, adjective, verb, pronoun, noun, and everything must be in check for you to be successful. That is far from truth, if one already have life together, you have no room for growth. Do we really express ourselves for fear that somebody is going to critique our life and we won’t be part of the perfect people club? It is a wonderful opportunity to learn the run –ons, that is how you perfect your writing, how to use correct grammar, and punctuation. If you are afraid to live life, and learn, you will never have a life.
Pride keeps us from saying I’m sorry, for some, do we really don’t know what to say? How can you speak from your heart if you are already feeling rejection and criticism? This is the perfect time. Speak from your heart. Learn, believe, forgive, and don’t let criticism or rejection become your best friend. You should not allow people to treat you like a see saw. Go back, and look at you, find out what is going on in your world, when you can accept the criticism and rejection of others it is just another way of saying,” this too shall pass.” Because it is to you, it will not determine what you will become in life, unless you allow it too. Life is much too precious not to share them with the ones you love, and accomplish goals that are important in your life.
I Peter 5:7 cast all your anxieties upon Him, because He cares for you. (NIV)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ.