Rejection is one of the most powerful weapons against us however, 99.9% of the time it is self-inflicted!

Rejection is Powerful

Rejection is one of the most powerful weapons against us however, 99.9% of the time it is self-inflicted!

Rejection is one of the most powerful weapons against us however, 99.9% of the time it is self-inflicted!

We have all been rejected few times in our lives, especially by the people we love and trust most. Our parents reject us in our mind when they utter their first “NO” as in our mind they get more liberal to say no the more they use it but this causes us to have the rejection spirit that leads to anger, unforgiveness, resentment, hatred,  etc.

Your circumstances cannot shape you, but it will equip you for whatever role God is preparing you for. We are never rejected nor abandoned in Christ and this is what matters most.

It is my belief that God has a habit of taking a person who is nobody and turning them into somebody. Not long after my salvation at 50 years old, I understood that one day I would be in front of other leaders and Ministers to preach the gospel of truth and teach on understanding Islam. It all seemed possible when I realized my calling from my Lord and Savior to serve Him. I pursued this call and knew that if I was to see its fulfillment, I had to find freedom from rejection. I am now accepted by the Most-High as His man while the world as I knew it, following Islam for 50 years, rejected me.  I was rejected because of my new-found faith and salvation. Even the church that needed my teaching most, took offense to my blunt approach and dismissed its relevance to our society. I thought it was going to be an easy task, but I had one closing door after another. So, I turned to God’s Word for help.

  1. God Is Your Vindicator

One of the effects of my past is that when I became an adult, I spent much energy trying to achieve perfection that no one else can in order to be accepted by others as well as being miles ahead of others.

The Scripture affirms, “For the Lord will vindicate his people” (Ps. 135:14). To vindicate is to show or prove something to be right or accepted. I discovered that it is not my job to get people to accept me—it is God’s. When I put my acceptance in Him, I freed myself from the constantly striving to be all things to all people and from the exhaustion of trying to get people to understand me.

God is my vindicator, and He is yours too! If you struggle with a situation, give your struggle to Him. Be encouraged: God gives favor with the right people in the right place and at the right time. Suddenly, doors begin to open!

  1. God’s Word Is Your Ultimate Reality

God’s Word has some wonderful things to say about who we are in Christ: We are His righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21), accepted in the beloved (Eph. 1:6) and chosen by God for His good purposes (Eph. 1:11).

I learned the voices of my past or current situations are not reality any longer. Instead, what God says about me is more real than any other opinion.  His Word is the voice of truth and our ultimate reality. When you absolutely believe this, you can walk into any situation with confidence, regardless of your feelings.

  1. Reject False Thoughts and Feelings With God’s Word

The bible instructs us to “destroy arguments and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and … take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Cor. 10:4-5).

The negative thoughts and feelings we encounter are simply Satan’s arguments and obstacles set up to hold us back from fulfilling God’s mission for our life.

The way we are to combat these things is to take them captive and put them into obedience to Christ. That is, when something comes our way that is contrary to what God says, we are to reject it and replace it with the truth. The greatest way to do this is to speak God’s truth aloud.

For example, when confronted with fear, I try to quickly respond with a Scripture, like 2 Timothy 1:7: “God has not given me a spirit of fear or shyness. Instead, I have power, love and self-discipline.”

Speaking Scripture aloud is the model that Jesus used during His own spiritual warfare (Matt. 4:1-11.), and it’s a great way to keep your mind focused on God’s truth and not your feelings or circumstances.

  1. Don’t Give Up

Paul encourages us, “Be transformed by the renewing of your minds” (Rom. 12:2). Renewing is an active and ongoing process. Only by applying the principles of God’s Word consistently over time will you overcome your fears, hurts and wounds to experience the transformation and freedom that is your inheritance in Christ. If you won’t give up, I promise you; you will find that bold, abundant life that Jesus died to give us (John 10:10).

Realize who you are to Him who saved you

  1. Pray for the revelation of God’s love to show you who you are to Him.  There is nothing that you can do to earn his love.  If you are a parent, you know that when you first held your child, you did not give that child a list of expectations in order to earn your love.  The minute that baby was born, you were in love.  Allow that love from your heavenly Father to enter your heart.
  2. Pray to see others through the “Eyes of Christ”; not out of your own expectations.
  3. Pray that conviction would alert you to negative words that are coming out of your own mouth and holding you in bondage.  Repent for any word curses you have spoken over yourself or others in the past and break those word curses.
  4. Forgive those who have offended you.
  5. Release all judgment that is causing you to be judged. (Matthew 7:2)

I pray that you will find your new found freedom and acceptance in Jesus Christ. If you are struggling with fear, rejection, hurt, unforgiveness etc, it is no coincidence that you are reading this…I encourage you to invite Jesus into your heart by confessing your sins and asking Him to be the Lord of all aspect of your life today.  Also, if you need someone to talk to or pray with you, you can call our office at 352-629 2107.

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