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.