Have you ever been stung by a bee or any insect? Instantly, if the bee was put before you, there is every possibility that you are going to kill it. The amazing thing is that killing the bee doesn’t take away the pain or scars it left on your body nor does it make you feel better. The same goes for when people do things that hurt you badly. Getting back at them to hurt them or avenge yourself doesn’t take away the pain they must have caused you. What it does is that it puts you in the same position as them: angry, bitter people duplicated over and over again, and you end up having a world full of people actively hungry for revenge.
Everyone loves being loved and accepted by all. The sound of rejection—the mere thought of it—doesn't go down well with the average human, but everyone must have faced rejection at one time or the other. We can't run away from it as rejection is a part of our everyday lives, more so for us believers. Just take a look around you: babies being rejected by the ones who brought them into this world; parents being rejected by their children; people's love overtures being turned down; we could go on and on. This past week, I got a rejection email for a job I had applied for. The previous week, I was asked to rewrite a screenplay I had written. In my job, "rejection" is common place. It will be silly of me to say to the client, "I have put in my best in that script. I do not appreciate that you think that I can do better." That will be a terrible way to handle rejection.