Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better. (Steve Maraboli, behavioral scientist, speaker, and author)

Have you ever been turned down for a job or a promotion that you felt should rightly be yours? How did you feel about that? Being rejected is difficult for everyone, but some have discovered that what followed was just as good—or even better—than what they missed out on. You don’t have to welcome rejection, but, with patience and hard work you can learn and gain from it.

All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us [and them]. (Hebrews 10:39-40)