It dawned on me the impacts of rejection which can be for our good or for our bad. Rejection in a negative aspect can lead to a sense of condemnation, insecurity, inferiority, and hopelessness. Rejection in the positive aspect is God protecting us from utter destruction. Not many including myself can accept rejection. It is natural to feel hurt and alone. Should rejection define who we are?
On my way to my favorite restaurant, I asked the Lord about rejection. He said, “When my people rejected me, it didn’t make me less than who I am.” My question is do we live for man’s will or for God’s perfect will? Even though the world rejects us, it doesn’t make us any less than who we are. Rejection comes with the territory of being a follower of Christ. If they rejected Christ, you will be rejected also.
Luke 10:16 – “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
Christ is saying if they reject you, they reject me (Luke 10:16). If you present the Gospel to someone and you are rejected. Remember that they are rejecting Christ.
Matthew 7:21-23 – “Not everyone who calls me Lord will enter God’s kingdom. The only people who will enter are those who do what my Father in heaven wants. On that last
Many have barricaded themselves from being open to God’s existence for a variety of reasons such as “church hurt”. The beautiful thing is God sees that hurt and cares to fix it for anyone who asks. If he created you out of love why would he turn his back on you now? And his mercies endure forever (Psalms 136). Can you imagine how God feels? Who better to understand rejection like Him. A scary thought is what if he rejected you? We all hate rejection. So how do we truly deal with rejection?