I got involved in some rent mess early this year, to the point that I was almost homeless. While trying to sort it all out, get back my money, and get a new place, the developer (for where I was in the meantime) called to tell me I had to leave the place by Monday.
That Sunday evening, I went to see the man in charge of a place I was considering. When I got there, he was having house fellowship with his church members (to show he was quite spiritual). I waited until they finished; we met afterwards and concluded discussions. I requested for account details to make the payment, and he promised to send it later.
The next morning, instead of the account number, I got a ‘rejection text,’ telling me how he had listened to his spirit, and he wasn’t comfortable giving me the place simply because I didn’t have a normal job. Obviously, I had been sincere with him, letting him know the nature of what I do. He said he wanted someone with a regular 9-5. That was how I got stranded.
It meant that I needed to find a house that day, pay, and move in.Well, long story short, by 10:00 pm that night, I was moving into an apartment I had found that same day.
It’s been over four months, and I can tell you that I couldn’t have been any luckier. Compared to the place where I was rejected, I can literally say that I’m in heaven. On a scale of 1 – 10, I would rate the neighbourhoods like 1 (rejected place) and 8 (new place).
Today, I just want to tell you something you may have heard before. But still permit me to say it again: Not all rejections are bad news, really. Some rejections are necessary so you can get the right thing for you.
You will be rejected by good people, well-meaning people. Stop hating on everyone who says no to you. They may not be bad people. They may be making decisions based on what they feel is good for them (just that they don’t know better). When you arrive where you’re going, you’ll want to celebrate everyone who turned their backs on you.
They made you keep pushing and knocking on more doors. If they had assisted you, if they had accepted you, you would probably have settled where you shouldn’t settle.
I wake up every day thanking God for that rejection. I enjoy almost 24/7 electricity where I am, clean neighbourhood; plus, I think I have the best neighbours in the world. They are amazing, generous people who look out for me like their younger brother.
PS. Yesterday was Father’s Day and my neighbours arranged for us to have a picnic. I had my first horse ride. Weird, right? Yea… You probably don’t know I’ve been this delicate, very introverted kid all my life. But my amazing neighbours have been pulling me out. I’m having a lot of fun, and I’m crawling out of my shell bit by bit. I feel blessed to be where I am!