The thought of your clients and business partners rejecting you is giving you sleepless nights.
You will lose your mind if the new clients you have pitched to reject your proposal.
You cannot handle the humiliation, they are your only source of hope right now, or so it seems.
We all go through this in business.
The fear of rejection leaves us feeling insecure.
While it is not something that we look forward to, every entrepreneur should accept and prepare to be rejected in business.
Our Lord Jesus went through rejection, but that did not stop him from fulfilling his purpose on earth. He did not allow rejection to take over his purpose.
Jesus focused on his Father's love and went ahead to fulfill God's plans. (Luke 14:24-30)
Since we are to be imitators of Christ, we should emulate him by doing what God has called us to do in the marketplace irrespective of how others perceive us.
Here are three reasons why you should overcome the fear of rejection in business:
Fear Of Rejection Will Block You From Moving Forward
If you do not prepare and accept rejection, then you will have a hard time moving forward with your business when a client or business partner rejects you.
Ask God to prepare your heart to handle all kinds of rejection that will come your way.
The truth is not every person you interact with will accept your business idea, and that is okay. Those that will reject it are not meant to be part of your business.
Instead of being angry or feeling discouraged, be grateful to God that those people are not part of your business and that He is bringing the right people to you.
It Will Block You From Seeing The Big Picture
Cain refused to see the bigger picture of why God had rejected his sacrifice. Instead, he allowed anger to cloud his judgment and ended up killing Abel. (Genesis 4:6-8)
Do not allow rejection to cloud your judgment. Let it be an excellent opportunity for you to learn something new. Yes, you feel disappointed but try to find out why the client has rejected your service or product instead of giving up.
It Will Cause You To Move Away From Your Purpose
Many entrepreneurs who fear rejection end up being phoney. They copy other entrepreneurs and adopt new methods that don't align with their faith.
Some abandon their faith to please clients and partners.
Saul did not handle rejection very well. He wanted to please people and because of that he disobeyed God.
When he realized that God had rejected him and chosen David, he tried to kill David instead of repenting. (1 Samuel 18)
Embracing rejection will enable you to say no to people who ask you to do things that are against your Christian values.
If you find yourself struggling with the fear of rejection, ask God to help you.
Remember, everyone in life gets rejected at some point. You are not the first one or the last one to be rejected by people.
Most of all, know that man's rejection is not God's rejection.
Just because it did not work out with one client, it doesn't mean that it will not work out with other clients.