What other two-letter word that you can think of, that is more powerful than the word NO? Even dating back to when you were a child, when you asked your parents for something and they said no, it just made you desire what you were asking for even more. Hearing the word no reminds you of the forbidden fruit, you just wonder why you can’t have what you think is at your disposal. Fast forward a few years to your adolescence and adulthood and you have probably heard the word no a million times more. The only difference now is as an adult you have the power to preserver if its worth having when you hear the word no.
I am sure by now you have heard that you are the master of your fate, and I believe that is absolutely true. Whatever you want out of life you have a pretty good chance of getting if you work hard enough. There will be times when people tell you no and that does not mean that your fate is sealed, it just means if there’s a will there will be another way to seal the deal. Some people hear no on many occasions and rejection feels all too common. Nevertheless, when it seems like nothing is going your way, you have to believe in yourself and work a little harder to reach your goals. Then, no was powerful because hearing it you felt restricted, there was nothing you could do to change those words. Now, no is powerful because hearing it enables you to try for different results.
Even though in the heat of the moment you might not want to, I feel at some point in life we should all face rejection. I think rejection promotes humbleness as well as dismantles the spirit of complacency. If everything in life is always simple then it becomes a little more difficult for you to study for when you finally have that test, you think you already have all the answers! When you have been told no before, when you hear a yes, you can learn to appreciate the opportunity that much more. There are times when the no you hear truly is because things are just not meant to be and you honestly just have to move on. You can discern in your heart when you have a fighting chance, and the no you hear might be just the motivation you need to pull you through to the other side.
Take care of yourself from the inside out. Treat your mind, body, and soul well. Live a life that is pleasing. Colossians 1:10 "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God."