This is about yesterday, folks. You see, yesterday I posted about love. I dedicated four hours of my day to put humanity in a nutshell, breaking down its existance to a single purpose. I spent hours of my life trying to make an enjoyable and interesting post, and you didn’t respond. I posted to Facebook and Twitter about 100 times… Nothing. At the end of the day, only a few people had even seen it, much less liked or commented on it. I felt dejected, I still do.
How we deal with rejection:
It hurt that the time and effort I poured into that post recieved so little apreciation or even acknowledgement. However, it made me realize my motives had strayed from their initial intent. I had begun blogging for recognition and praise. When did my blogging stop being about God, and about you, and start being about me?
I then realized that I only felt rejection because I had made my worth dependant on your response to my work. I found meaning and purpose in pleasing and amusing readers rather than in giving the best of my talents to God. Sure, I like to get praised every so often, but that’s just sprinkles on top. If I fill a cone full of sprinkles… Well, it would be really crunchy and messy for one; but it also wouldn’t taste as good as having ice cream beneath the sprinkles.
You know, I’m really kidding, (not), about the rejection thing. No, really. I’m seriously joking, (not joking), about the rejection thing. In fact, I’m not hurting or anything, (it’s like a knife in my back). In all seriousness, I’m fine, (how could you do this to me!).
Moving on, you’ve seen a little taste of writing from my good friend Jon Leighton, he guest blogged here about a week and a half ago. Anyway, he and I have been working on a joint post that we will be posting coming up. Be looking for it. Perhaps you won’t find it as bland or uninteresting as yesterday’s post. Sorry… I’m over it, really, (you have scarred me for life).
Moral of the story: some people just don’t let go of things as quickly as others do. Some people never get over things. But rejection is mainly caused by us placing our worth and importance in the hands of Man instead of God. Find your worth in Him, you’ll discover that the world couldn’t afford you anyway.
As always, thanks for reading.
—the anonymous novelist