What do the following phrases sound like to you?
· Youʼre fired!
· I want a divorce.
· Youʼre not what weʼre looking for.
If you answered rejection, you’re correct. Rejection is a clear sign that a door has closed, but more than that, rejection tells us that weʼre not where we need to be. It could also mean we are supposed to grow in a particular area.
No form of rejection is easy to digest, especially when our pride is hurt. And unfortunately, if we never get past our wounded pride, it will be impossible to make a dignified transition after the rejection.