Disappointed but not defeated

You’ve probably heard how Abraham Lincoln was defeated seven times before winning the Presidency of the United States, and how Vincent van Gogh only ever sold one painting during his lifetime, even though today they bring tens of millions of dollars. There was also a Jewish teacher who lived two thousand years ago, whose sublime teachings were rejected by most of his own people and the religious leaders of his time. Yet he kept on going, even though it led to a cross.
The point is, if Abraham Lincoln, Vincent van Gogh, or Jesus of Nazareth had let rejection rule their lives and keep them from doing what they knew they were called to do, our world would be deeply impoverished; just as it will be if we allow disappointment to keep us from what we know our lives are meant to be

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