Quiet as it is kept rejection can be at times, a silent killer. Most people often respond to rejection by seeking isolation but some relentlessly seek inclusion and acceptance. We can relive and re-experience rejection more vividly than we can physical pain. Why, because just like still waters run deep, so does rejection. Here are few things about rejection you may or may not know: Rejection destabilizes our “Need to Belong”, rejection creates surges of anger and aggression, rejections send us on a mission to seek and destroy our self-esteem, and rejection does not respond to reason. Unbeknownst to me, rejection went undetected throughout my life. Like most, my undiagnosed condition was rooted in my childhood years. Thank God, my condition wasn’t my conclusion. Fast forward a few years later (lol!), I have learned that rejection flows from what we say. But it’s origin derives from the way we think of ourselves and the way we perceive how others think….about us. But what does God’s word say?? So today, if you are on a journey from rejection, be encouraged that God does not ask you to do this alone. Invite Him into your circumstances and ask His Holy Spirit to guide and direct you. You can pray a prayer like this one:
Thank you that my circumstances are not hidden from you. Over and over again you tell me in your word that You love me. I choose to believe that today. What I am facing seems more than I can bear. I need your strength to walk this laborious path called life. Thank You for Your promise that I will never walk alone. In Jesus’ name!