Three Blessings in Rejection…
I have been rejected on and off my whole life for all sorts of reasons some good some bad, but suffice it to say I know to the utmost degree what rejection feels like, how badly it hurts, how much it haunts a soul even years later, how easy it is to get discouraged by it and depressed over it, and how debilitating it can be when it comes to moving forward in life! But I have found hope in the midst of it all! Hope beyond measure! By God’s grace alone, I have come to find three blessings in it, and I so very much hope this message will be an encouragement to you if you ever struggle with rejection.
1. Being rejected is an opportunity to begin, develop, and/or vastly deepen a forever relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, to pour our hearts out to Him, to receive His love, comfort, and healing, and to draw ever closer to Him!
2. Being rejected is an awesome opportunity to surrender ourselves totally to Jesus and the Bible and to give Him full access to our hearts and lives to refine and transform us to grow us in His image as we learn to die to self and live entirely for Him!
3. Being rejected is an incredible opportunity to become more loving, kind, forgiving, sensitive, giving, compassionate, merciful, generous, understanding, humble, gracious, caring, and patient etc. toward others even toward those rejecting us. We through our own hurt and pain can become desirous not to hurt others the way we have been hurt and instead to love them the way God commands us to love them!
I never imagined there could be blessings in rejection given how unbelievably much it can hurt, but clearly there are! To the Lord be the glory for the blessings!
Holy, holy Father, heal us of the wounds caused by rejection, help us to love and forgive in response, help us to die to self and live for you, refine and transform us, help us to seek your forgiveness and the forgiveness of those who reject us if we have done wrong, grow us in your image, draw us close and closer to you, oh Lord, and use us to love, bless, and help others through our experience with rejection. All for your glory and not for ours, AMEN!
** Please note in the 2nd verse below that the Lord gives us all we need to live in a godly way. So we can rest assured when we humbly yield our hearts and lives to Him when we face rejection, He will help us face it in a godly manner whereby we are loving and honoring toward Him as well as others!
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4
“as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,” 1 Peter 1:3