The Faces of Rejection – Part II
Do you find yourself that one conversation can sometimes throw you into the pit of rejection?
The day to day rejection is another battle that has to be fought by some of us. I just realized today, there needs to be a certain level of authority before one has the power to reject someone. For example, if you wish to travel to a foreign nation that requires a visa, you must go to that nation’s embassy and get a visa or permission to put foot on their land. The consulate has the power and authority to accept your request or reject it.
When I’m feeling rejected by someone, I must ask myself,
1. Is there factual evidence for the feeling of rejection?
2.Does this person have the authority to reject me?
3. Is this a rejection or a correction?
In the court of law, if you are going to accuse someone of wrongdoing, your evidence has to hold up before the judge or the jury. Do I have enough evidence that a jury of 12 people can be convinced that I was truly rejected? Or is this all the figment of my imagination? Many times, there is not enough evidence to convince myself let alone 12 other people!! That’s when you have to reject the thought because it holds no water. By the way, 12 of your friends don’t count as a jury!!
The scripture says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” If the Lord of the universe who could have chosen to reject me has accepted me, then who can bring a charge against me? I have to remind myself of what God says about me.
Finally, I don’t have to be perfect!! I can be humble enough to receive correction. If I have done something wrong I need to ask forgiveness from the Lord and from others and then keep moving forward!! Just because someone doesn’t approve of something I have done, it doesn’t mean he/she is rejecting me.
Rejection is an identity issue, and we should rarely allow situations to have that kind of power over our lives!!
Rejection is a powerful spirit that tries to take you out of your game!! Don’t give it a foothold! Fight back!!