Reason #42 - It Helps Students Build Their Personal Self-Worth
For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we will share his treasures - for everything God gives to his Son, Christ, is ours, too. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. (Romans 8:16 & 17)
Many of those who have risen from failure to real achievement have rejected the rejection of this world. In 1902, the poetry editor of The Atlantic Monthly returned a sheaf of poems to a twenty-eight-year-old poet with this curt note: “Our magazine has no room for your vigorous verse.” The poet was Robert Frost, who rejected rejection. In 1905, the University of Bern turned down a Ph.D. dissertation as being irrelevant and fanciful. The young physics student who wrote the dissertation was Albert Einstein, who rejected the rejection. And, in 1894, the rhetoric teacher at Harrow in England wrote on the sixteen-year-old’s report card, “a conspicuous lack of success.” The sixteen-year-old was Winston Churchill, who rejected the rejection.
At one time or another, we will all face rejection. When that happens to you, how will you respond? Will you become defeated, depressed and simply give up? Or, will you reject rejection?
The Bible contains powerful messages about the worth that each of us should see in ourselves. We were each made in the image of God Himself. Before we were each born, God put his stamp of approval on us and set out his plan for our lives.
A Christian friend has a small poster hanging in his office. The poster has a drawing of a child and this simple message, “God don’t make no junk!” That’s a message we all need to remember!
Questions To Think About: How do you view the past failures and rejections of your life? Do they limit who you are and what you do today? Or, have you rejected rejection?
Prayer Suggestions: Pray for God’s guidance and leading as you strive to set an example for your children, grandchildren and others.
A Call To Action: Through your social media contacts, encourage your friends to share how God has blessed them recently.