When things in our life seem to go wrong, we often feel it's the end of the world because we can't see further than what's right in front of us. It's only when we look back after we've survived the storm do we realize that those "broken" parts are pieces that make up the beautiful picture that is our destiny. For example, when James's position at his organization became redundant due to an organizational-wide restructuring a couple of years ago, James was sad and depressed because he firmly believed it was the end of his life.
That experience almost broke him, but in many instances; for everything to come together, things need to fall apart first. Not getting what we want can be a huge step toward reaching a bigger dream, according to Rachel Brathen. As JK Rollings puts it, rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. It is often a sign to turn your life around or go in a different direction, and in hindsight, you only become aware when the storm has passed. On your life journey, you will experience setbacks, failures, and rejection; How you react to these experiences, however, will determine if you grow from it or sulk in self-pity.
Obstacles and rejections are merely stepping stones to something great, but you must change your attitude and not take rejection personally. Redirect your rejection and use it for something good; will it be easy at the time? Hell no, but in the end, it will be worth it. When you feel stuck, and everything you are trying is not bearing any fruit, dig deep, bring forth your faith, and never give up. It will all be revealed in the end.