In every phase of life we go through some kind of rejection. It may be from your parents, boss, friends or even colleagues. A child feels rejected when their parents are divorced. They feel more rejected when their parents get married again.
I have a student who is 15 years old now and going through rejection because his parents got married again. The truth is you can never find a person who is perfect and who can never disappoint you. The more expectations you have the more disappointments you will go through. Putting the thoughts of rejection in your mind is the trick the enemy uses to stop you from enjoying life. The more you entertain these thoughts the more you want to stay away from everyone. We live in a world filled with pain and imperfections. The only thing that will soothe and heal your pain is only Jesus.
One thing we have to know that people do fail, but thanks be to God, HE does not fail! Heb 13:5 says, “…For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you”. His unfailing love will enable you to overcome your thoughts of rejection. He loves you in spite of what He knows about you. He loves you in spite of all your failures. Hagar was rejected by her mistress Sarai but God met her in her state of rejection and guaranteed her that He will bless her. Receive HIS love and learn to become secure in HIM.
Don’t start building walls around yourself to protect you. These walls will put you in the prison of rejection. Trust in HIS unfailing love and He will heal you until you have no need to live in rejection. If you have spent all your life in rejection, have suffered from low self-esteem, or starved for attention and acceptance, you need to know that a real relationship with God will heal all this. You are precious in His sight. He will never reject you.
Psalm 94:18 (NLT) says, I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. To desire something is to want it with passion. Let’s desire to pursue Jesus with all our heart, strength, mind and soul.
Question: Have you been through any rejection? How has God helped you come out it? Do share below.