Dealing With Rejection

Shyju Mathew

"Experience the Word of God, in the power of the Spirit."

May 6, 2010

We began dealing with, “The most bitter man” in the last post. (If you missed it, you can find it here.) There are many weapons that the enemy uses to bring bitterness into one’s life and one of the most difficult roots of bitterness is the one that takes form through rejection.

There is something so ugly about rejection that takes a lot out of a person; to feel unwanted is a terrible feeling. Most of the cases, it really takes God to heal a rejected heart. Even though many may pretend to have overcome, signs of that rejection are seen in the way they treat others around them.

I heard this illustration; it is when the stomach rejects the food that we throw up. And the food rejected by the body stinks immediately. There is a foul smell that is associated with rejection that troubles the mind. The thought that you don’t measure up is a very hurtful one.

Seeing It How God Sees

We must train ourselves to see through God’s perspective. Every time you go through something, be quick to see how God is looking at you. He is your Father. He understands your rejection more than anyone else. If God is on your side no matter who rejects you, God has accepted you.

One day, the Holy Spirit reminded me of how I should handle the praise of people carefully. Because the truth is that if the praise of the people matter to you then their rejection will highly matter to you. [ClickToTweet] People on a good day will sing, ‘Hosanna’ and another day shout, ‘Crucify Him!’. Train yourself to thank God for the acceptance from people, that way you will be secure in God even when rejection comes.

Release to Be Released

How can we ever forget that humans are human and that humans do err! If they do not want to accept you, you are then forced to move on but that is not the end of your world. BECAUSE, it is only over when God says it is over! So, I’d rather be the one with a lighter heart and a face that smiles in knowing I’m accepted by God! So, let us choose to love as Christ chooses to love even them that rejected HIM. Romans 15: 7 says, “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Does your life bring praise to God?

One of the alarming verse in the Bible is from Matthew 6:15, “But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”. My friend, the greatest citizen on this planet is the citizen of heaven because he is accepted by God! One moral we can surely learn from all throughout the Bible is that to be rejected by man is to be accepted by God. It was the rejection of Christ that made Him the cornerstone. Mark 12: 10 “Have you not read this Scripture:

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;”

So, release today and be released into your destiny in God.

What’s your thought? What has helped you find the release in God? Share with us below.