Rejection Sucks, But Here’s The Thing

Today I received a rejection on a news article that had been waiting for review for about 12 hours.  I was just getting ready to yank it and run it on my own when the notice showed up that explained what I did wrong.  Apparently, if you go out on your own and interview people for the article, it counts as something other than your own commentary.  I totally understand.  However, the rejection allowed me to take another look at the article.

I found some places that could use some beefing up.  I added additional commentary.  Not much, because the article is already more commentary than news, but I’m going to give it another try.  I think it’s a better article now — not much different than the original, and the news is certainly no longer “news” at this point, so it may not be of interest anymore.

My point is that there’s a silver lining to every situation.  I believe that the Lord knows what’s best for me; if opportunities don’t present themselves, and if I’m turned down when I go after them myself, it’s because He has a plan and it’s for the best. 

It’s hard to accept sometimes, and rejection in any form can hurt, but it can also be a blessing in disguise.

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3 responses to “Rejection Sucks, But Here’s The Thing

  1. Aww, I feel your pain. This has happened many times. Gotta learn and keep moving!

    • Exactly — that’s the silver lining I’m talking about. If it hadn’t been returned, I wouldn’t have taken that one extra look at it and found ways to improve it.

  2. Rejection happens to the best of us. But eventually we find a home for many, if not all, of our work. And then the acceptances will make the rejections totally worth it.

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