Scripture:  1 Samuel 16:1

"......................seeing I have rejected him..........." 

I am a financial advisor and I recently met with a prospect. After conducting a needs analysis I made my recommendation to the prospect and was rejected. As I was shutting down my computer ending our time together I heard footsteps from a back room. Initially I was startled because I knew the prospect lived alone. The prospect stated that his son was visiting from another city. From down the hall comes this 6'4", 29 year old male into the room. His father introduces me as a financial advisor and recommends that we talk. Within a few minutes my computer was back on and I was taking his application. The new client then recommended that I talk with his other brother. His father listened attentively and decided that he had rejected prematurely and I took his application as well. All of this occurred on the path of rejection.

Dr. Steve Maroboli says ""Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better." While Samuel was mourning God's rejection of Saul, God says to him, "How long will you morn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?" Then God redirects Samuel saying "fill your horn with oil and go to Jesse of Bethlehem for I have provided me a king among his sons." Samuel obeys and anoints David as King.

Rejection always leads to a better opportunity. Don't miss God's redirection grieving over the rejection. Follow the path.