By: Felix A. Montelara, Author: Bulletproof Finances & Potencial Millonario
Never Give Up!
I want to talk to you about rejection. All of us have felt rejection before. It can come into our lives in many different forms, such as when you don’t get the grade you want, the job you want, or even the girlfriend or boyfriend you want. Many of the clients I talk to feel rejection with respect to money. They feel that rejection when they try to get a loan, a mortgage, a credit report. They feel rejection when they don’t have money for their bills, or when they can’t buy the things they want. Rejection can often lead people to feel depressed, sad, or even hopeless. I want to tell you about a few people who have been rejected in their lives. Abraham Lincoln was one of the great presidents of the United States. He actually ran for public office and was defeated seven times before he was elected president. Think about the rejection he must have felt in each of those elections, after all the time and effort put into campaigning- just to lose again. But Lincoln didn’t quit. He was defeated, he was rejected, but he didn’t give up. He kept going and he finally one. Let me tell you about a person who was a reject from society. Let’s see if you can guess his name. This guy was a teacher and preacher, but he was poor and never made much of a living at his work. He had a small following and a group of close friends, but many of them abandoned him and rejected him when he needed them the most. And then, worst of all, he was sent to help a nation of people, but they rejected him and called for him to be executed. The very people he was trying to save chose to free a convicted criminal rather than him when they had the chance to free him. After disparaging him, lying about him, selling his belongings, scattering his friends, and humiliating him, they finally watched him be killed when a court of law admitted that he had done no wrong. Talk about the ultimate in rejection, the ultimate injustice. Who was this man? My friends, it was Jesus. But even after all of this, even after being crucified on the cross, even after all of his suffering- did he give up? Did he quit his mission? Did he abandon all hope? No, my friends, he didn’t. He came back. He was resurrected and came back victorious. He finished teaching his disciples; he empowered them and sent them into the world to teach others. And now we think of him as being the most influential man who ever lived.
So friends, when we are feeling rejected, let’s be rejects the way Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ were rejects. Let’s be rejects who never give up. Let’s be rejects who persevere and emerge victorious.
Never give Up.