DEALING WITH REJECTION
Rejection from family, friends, job opportunities, love interests etc – I’m sure we have all experienced it at one point of our lives. Sometimes rejection can be our own fault (we didn’t prepare properly for that job interview) and sometimes it isn’t (your love interest doesn’t love you back), but one thing is for sure – rejection can sting. The pain can linger and can leave a scar and like a wound if untreated it can even become infected and cause further emotional, spiritual and mental issues.
Rejection has a way of making it look like God doesn’t care about our wellbeing. As much as we know this isn’t true, the lens of rejection can easily convince anyone into thinking that God (The One who knew you before you were even conceived) is not concerned about you. WHAT A BIG LIE!
When the sting of rejection comes – we must remind ourselves of Gods promises and His word. Jesus was rejected by the very ones He came to help. Yet, despite the pain He faced, He completed His assignment and went on to save the world. You too, despite the rejection, will go on to do what God has set for you to do! Always think of the bigger picture, rejection is not an indication of your future but a reminder that despite the current pain there is greater joy coming! God will be glorified via your matter! He sees and knows all…He got you. Please find comfort in knowing that God is known for turning ‘trials into triumphs’, so thank Him in advance for the testimony. That rejection is getting you prepared for something bigger, sweeter and greater!
Have a look at the scriptures below and remind yourself that GOD LOVES YOU.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11
*And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. Psalm 118:22 (NLT)
When his people pray for help, he listens and rescues them from their troubles. The Lord is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up hope. The Lord’s people may suffer a lot, but he will always bring them safely through. Not one of their bones will ever be broken. Psalm 34:17-20 (CEV)
I pray that God, who gives hope, will bless you with complete happiness and peace because of your faith. And may the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope. Romans 15:13 (CEV)