Asking is hard. It implies we are deferring control, respect, and power to someone else. It says that either we can't do something for ourselves or we are trusting someone else to do it for us. It means we acknowledge we want or need help.
Yet... that's what we are called to do. It is complex - just asking, trusting, relinquishing, bowing down to, giving way to, bending, accepting, waiting. And yet it is so simple - just ask.
Try it. Just ask.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 see this verse and alternate translations @ Biblehub (free!)
Everyone experiences rejection from time to time. It's an inevitable in life. We don't get picked for the team or our credit application is denied. We don't get the job, the date, the sale, or deadline extension. In writing, rejection is not an "if", it's a "when".
I just got a rejection a couple a weeks ago. How did I handle it? I filed it proudly in my rejection section, updated my submissions tracker, turned around and submitted a few more pieces! Am I made of stone, impervious to being denied? No. My face puckered, for maybe two seconds ... a result of the letdown after the building excitement when I saw the envelope in my mailbox. But then I moved on. Writers, you move on. You don't have time to get stuck!
Wherever you are in life, do not be discouraged by rejection.
"The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone." Psalm 118:22.
God has a plan for your life. Give God the rejected remnants. He can take what man would reject and turn it into something wonderful.
I'm a writer... so that means I write a bunch. Blogs are just the pieces that never make it into the final cut.