Monday, 24 April 2017

Rejecting Rejection!

Rejection has never really been my thing.  I do not go out of my way to reject anyone, nor has the rejection of others bothered me much..... until lately....

I think because it seems to be becoming a theme in my life for the last 10 years and one rejection on top of another, however small and insignificant, after a big hurt kinda burns doesn't it?!

The dent in my armour is not rejection!  It is not what messes with my head and I will not accept it either.  One dent in ye olde armour is more than enough to battle with year in and year out.  I so don't need another.  So right here, and right now, I declare "I reject rejection"!

Whether someone rejects me on purpose or not, I will not make it my issue.  I am good enough and acceptable to the Lord as I stand, faults and all and although there is much growth and change that needs to take place, its not going to come from a place of rejection.

Now, having said that, maybe the Lord is trying to teach me something.  What though?  Is it that He wants me to feel secure standing alone?  Does He want me to feel contentment in the face of not being wanted (as apposed to being needed and used)?  Or is it simply just a little rejection along the way to inoculate me against a larger rejection to come?  Oi vey!  Whatever it is I lay it at His feet and I give it to You Jesus.  I do not accept this rejection!  And in the words of Joseph, prince of Dreams, the animated classic, "I don't need to know everything, just know that You know more than me and that is okay."


I'm still digging myself out of the rejection funk, but I know when its dealt with, I will be stronger for it and I will be content if someone, with whom I want to have closeness, does not want the same thing with me and I will use that opportunity to bless them, release them, and cultivate stronger relationships with those who do choose to spend time with me.

Psalm 34 v 18:  The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

John 1 v 11:  He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
Jesus suffered much rejection - He surely and absolutely understands how we feel!

Romans 8 v 31: What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?Yes, what others think of us is not nearly as important as what God thinks of us.

I read something the other day that says what others think of us is none of our business 😆!  Lol, so true!  Let us rather focus on what God thinks of us, and that is that He loved us so much He sent His only Son to die on a cross for us!  So much love you cannot smother with any amount of rejection and hurt.

God bless
Tracy

8 comments:

  1. Saying some prayer for you! Are you still off of facebook? As strange as it sounds when I exit from social media Have those feelings of rejection for some reason. I think that's what keeps me going back... but when I finally delete it for good, its hard for a week or so then I don't think about it anymore.

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    1. Hi Stacy, sadly, I am back on. But I have made choices about who I have on there, stopped following some, etc etc. But, in the long run I should let fb go! Thanks for remembering and offering encouragement. I appreciate it
      God bless

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  2. I just love our ABBA's timing within His family. Thank you for allowing Him to use you through this post. My g'ma passed on March 7th and gifted me items from her home. Before she was gone, there were some in the family who went in and "cleaned". This past week we were able to go and collect my things and told we could go through what I called the "discard pile". Since then I am now being told to return items that no one felt had value until I did. I am finding the previous four years of no contact (rejection) is a freedom compared to the past few weeks of contact. Yes, it still hurt deeply when immediate family rejects, but it also is an opportunity to grow closer and lean in deeper with our ABBA as He fills the voids. Standing firm, standing strong in Him will bring on stones and some of them will hit their mark. So blessed and thankful for His complete Armor. Hang in there! In Heaven we get to retire that Wardrobe in exchange for a new Heavenly Body. Free from any stones - eternally!!!!

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    1. Ahh, Deby, thank you so much for the encouragement. It has gone right to the heart.
      God bless

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  3. I like the way you encourage us to ask what we might learn from rejection! Great Bible verses to think on too.

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    1. Hi Saleslady371, we have to learn or we go around the same tree again and again right?! :)
      God bless and thank you for the positive feedback
      Tracy

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  4. Hi Tracy, I know rejection as well and it is hard. I'm sorry for the pain you have experienced with this. Sometimes I think that the people whom hurt you don't even realize how much they have meant to you. Anyway, I have learned to realize that no matter how much I want the relationship to be what it once was...that's not up to me. Only the Lord can heal and restore...in His time. Be blessed my friend...Chelle

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    1. Hi Chelle, thank you for your wise words. You are so right. Only the Lord can restore relationship and if He so chooses, it is usually better than before, in a different way. And sometimes, He wants it to be over, and left in the past.
      God bless my friend <3

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