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08 – Why Rejection is Good
Angela Hunt is well known for being a prolific, gifted, and best-selling writer. So what helped her accomplish all that? Recognizing that rejection isn’t something to fight or be ashamed of—it’s actually one of a writer’s best tools! Come join us as Angela shares how rejection has taught her valuable lessons in this adventure we call writing.
With over 130 books written, both fiction and nonfiction for children and adults, and 4 million copies of her books sold, Angela Hunt knows a thing or two about writing. And the deep.
“Rejection is our greatest teacher. It’s our greatest coach. It keeps us moving forward.”
What the deep means to Angela:
“When I’m writing about the things I can’t even talk about without crying. A lot of times it’s something very personal…even though I can’t talk about it, I can write about it… sometimes with tears streaming down my cheeks…”
Wisdom from Angela:
There is power in our vulnerability…in admitting that there are no easy answers.
One of my favorite movies is Tootsie…in it the actor says, “I just have to feel this way until I don’t feel this way anymore.”
I’ve quoted that a thousand times. Because when we’re grieving or angry, or whatever your emotional condition is, you can’t just say a prayer or wave it away. You have to somehow work it through your psyche.
God understands…Jesus went away for times to pray. There are times when we have to nurse our spirits and our hearts.
Talk to us:
Have you been rejected?
How did you cope?
We’d love to hear how we can pray for you!
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