Disappointments Happen...Expect it, Accept it, Move on.
I know I was supposed to write Beauty for Ashes Part: 2, but this was fresh in mind so I thought I'd share it with you. A couple of days ago I applied for the Creation Awards for WeWork. I applied for the Incubate category because my idea is new. Meanwhile, in the back of my mind, I have a $3000 bill that I have to settle, very soon for my business, and I barely make anything, because I am an entrepreneur #truth. The award was for the $35K-$72K and it was being awarded on the 28th of March and my bill is due on the 31st, well early April technically. I thought this was a sign from God, he does work in mysterious ways. I don’t have the money, so I could essentially win the money because my idea is so great right? Well turns out I didn’t win, I didn’t even advance to the next stage. Disappointment.
When I saw the email I was confused, sad, and disappointed. When I saw the words, “yours was not chosen”. I began to internalize. Am I good enough? God, are you here? Is this is even a good idea? And the most frequent question, “What am I doing with my life?” The reality is, if God closes a door it’s because it wasn’t the right one for you. He has something so much better for you and you just have keep moving forward and trust him. It’s not going to feel good and your faith is not going to make sense, but... HE HAS IT! Whatever it is. Your idea will work, the concept will work, and your business will grow. Just trust God, and more importantly, believe in yourself. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Don’t give up on God because he won’t give up on you. The reason why I am a believer is not because I am religious, It’s because this journey is too hard to just believe in myself and my abilities. I have limited resources, but with God I have everything. When disappointments happen, feel sad for a moment, but then move past it and get back to work. Only you are going to make this work. All of the best ideas were rejected at some point. The difference between a winner and a loser is the will to succeed.