As we go further, you may want to reevaluate who your real friends are. You see more clearly that the people who treated you the worst were actually preparing you for the best. They stripped from the cumbersome weights and entanglements that hindered the birth of inner resilience. Yes, such friends leave us feeding naked and even vulnerable, but it’s through those feelings that we begin to adapt and see our survival instincts peak. There is within the most timid person-beneath that soft, flaccid demeanor-a God given strength that supercedes any weakness he appeared to have.
Greater still is the fact that we gain great direction through rejection. Rejection helps us focus on horizons without the hindrances of wondering “what if?” Buried deep within the broken heart is a vital need to release and resolve. Although we feel pain when we fail at any task, there is a sweet resolve that delivers us from the cold clutches of uncertainty. If we had not been through some degree of rejection, we would have never been selected by God. Do you realize that chooses people that others reject?! From a rejected son like David to a nearly murdered son like Joseph, God gathers the castaway of men and recycles them.
Focus is everything in life: Directing all your attention to what contributes to your life positively. If your attention is distracted by the constant thirst of other people, or if you are always trying to win people over, you will never be able to live the life God has called you to live. Quit trying to win people over. Do you know that against the rough canvas of rejection and the pain it produces, God paints the greatest sunrise the world has ever seen! That’s you.
If you want to want to be tenacious, you must be able to walk in the light of God’s selection rather than dwell in the darkness of people’s rejection. These critics are usually just a part of God’s purpose in your life. Although they strip and leave you vulnerable, you must realize that it’s all for your good. Be unashamed of your nakedness (flaws) when it comes to your dealing with people. You’ll know they are your friends when they clothe you with their love and patience. I wouldn’t close this micro soft word without letting you know you are VALUABLE. God took his time to craft you, and when he was done, I’m sure he praised himself for a job well done.