57. Rejection. It Steals the Best of Who You are By Reinforcing the Worst of What You Have
Rejection. It is such a nasty word. The rejection could be from being refused entry to a college, a university, competition or a work you sought for. Whatever it is, it alters your dreams and plans for the future. Great pain will occur upon being let go off work. It can be a nightmare if you are fired! Being rejected by a loved one is devastating. Been there. There was nothing that could stop the hurt. I pretended it was over. It wasn't. Rejection took away the safety and security I held so dear. It hurt for years and left me emotionally scarred. They are healing now. It took a long time to even write that. How often have you been there? You are not alone!
Perhaps living loved, rich and happy were dreams of yours when you were a child. Then reality moved in. Rejection took its hold with poor marks, broken promises, poverty, arguments, abuse, chronic illness, pain, divorce; the list is endless. It left you lonely, doubting yourself and your worth. Apostle Paul was a great example of strength while accepting human rejection. He wrote in Philippians 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." He wrote this when he was waiting to be executed the next day. When you are weak, Deuteronomy 31:6 reassures "be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave of forsake you." He assures you and tells you are loved. Through Him you can! When fear takes a front seat in your life, Psalm 23:4 promises "yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." He will be with you. When your family rejects or abandons you, Psalm 27:10 states "when my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me." What a beautiful promise that is to read when you are hurting! You are His bride.
You are accepted and loved by the Father. That will never change. You were hurt as a child. Now you are rejected and hurt again as an adult. God knows, saw it, grieved for you then and does it now. He gave us all the right to choose. Bad choices someone else made has hurt you. Tell Him what happened! 1 Peter 5:7 "casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." He is the only one; the Holy one who understand and loves you beyond measure.
God never rejects you. He created you, knows you and loves you. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Those are not just words. It's a divine promise for you.
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