I recently saw a post on one of my girlfriend's pages that said that the author of "The Help," Kathryn Stockett, was rejected over 70 times with her book idea. Of course, many of us likely know where she is now and what happened with the book-turned-movie.
We all know what rejection means: it is the act of being denied, refused, thrown back, etc. What I find fascinating is what it means in the scientific realm (geeking out here for a bit).
Rejection for the body means: an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skingraft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components (as antibodies, T cells, and macrophages) of the recipient organism.
Funny-somehow it is "built" into us what we are not supposed to want/have unless it is especially made for us. For instance, in order for a transplant to work you must have matching MHCs (major histocompatibility complexes) as well as matching antibodies and blood type (just to list a few).
I call this "grace." I firmly believe God knows what is best for us and will reward those who wait for Him (even if we don't want to and are faced with rejection again and again).
I wasn't a girl that was asked out a ton and I certainly experienced rejection. But looking back: I truly have the most beautiful life that I couldn't have even dreamt of because of God's grace (what the world might call "Rejection").
I want all of you to know that when you are rejected, look toward hope because I know God builds up walls around us to protect us and although sometimes it hurts at first, I promise you the reward will wipe you off your feet.
Rejection = Grace.
Off to go spend the weekend with my amazing husband (it only takes one right man asking you out), our five month-in-process wee-one, our family and the guests of what will be a beautiful wedding in Sisters!
All my love, Anna N