From Rejection to Elevation

For so long I was always so scared of rejection, for me rejection was a total form of failure…..I measured my self worth over and over again, for every rejection I questioned God and wondered if he ever loved me…….ok let’s go personal, many years ago I felt rejected by the family of the person I was engaged to and it was a rude shock to me cos believe me I didn’t see it coming,  when you start to see the hand writing on the wall after 2years of hearing our wife and you know that this Needs to end,  I cut the tree right from the root, it was hard for me to end it, I was bitter and I had so many questions but looking back now I can only thank God for how he planned the journey of my life, indeed it is difficult to hold on to what the future holds but when you rely on him that holds the future then you will see at the end of the journey that he has better plans for you. We all face rejection in different areas of our life (in our business, love life, health, friendship, career and so on)The enemy loves to take our rejection and twist it into a raw, irrational fear that God really doesn’t have a good plan for us. This fear is a corrupting companion. It replaces the truths we’ve trusted with hopeless lies. Satan knows what consumes us controls us. Therefore, the more consumed we are with rejection, the more he can control our emotions, our thinking and our actions. So, what’s a brokenhearted person to do? We must take back control from something or someone that was never meant to have it and declare God as Lord. To see how we can practice this when the worries of rejection try to control us, here are three things to help us remember and proclaim. 1. One Rejection is Not a Projection of Future Failures It’s good to acknowledge the hurt, but don’t see it as a permanent hindrance. Move on from the source of the rejection, and don’t let it shut you down in that arena of life. It has already stolen enough from your past and present. Don’t let it reach into your future. Renounce the negative talk that can hinder you, and replace it with praises for God, Who will deliver you. 2. There is Usually Some Element of Protection Wrapped in Every Rejection This is a hard one to process at the time of the rejection. But for many of my past rejections, I can look back and see how God was allowing things to unfold the way they did for my protection. In His mercy, He allowed this. 3. This is a Short-Term Setback, Not a Permanent Condition The emotions that feel so intense today will ease over time if we let them. We just have to watch how we think and talk about this rejection. If we give it the power to define us, it will haunt us long-term believe me But if we only allow rejection enough power to refine us, the hurt will give way to healing.

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