Each of us battle with those small whispers. These types of whispers are from the Big Lier Himself. The enemy of our soul. Rejection comes from all angles. Children feel rejection in many ways, one of which is their parents. They totter on the edges of knowing they are rejected and thinking maybe they are rejected. The moment changes when they believe they are accepted by the most important people in their life.
I have fought with rejection my whole life. What an amazing day when my dear husband made it known that in no way would he ever reject me. The security that flooded my heart. My future was looking so promising. The downside, my fears never really went away.
Suddenly I was thrown into this new family. I didn’t know them. Each place that I looked for acceptance, I only found rejection. I felt it to my core. No matter what I said, did, or believed never seemed “good enough”. When my children were born, the feeling only intensified.
We lived 800 miles away from this new family. That distance put such a huge chasm into our relationship. When each of the kids took their first breath, they were the first ones that were called. Not my family. His. When my dear husband breathed his last breath I was on the phone with his mom. I needed acceptance. I needed help.
I could list so many more times rejection was so very raw. Brutal. Terrifying. Painful.
That is not the intent of this. The main intentions is to show how dearly beloved we are. How accepted we are with God. How much He cherishes us, His children. Did you know He will sing over you? Did you know He calms you?
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, But will rejoice over you with singing.
1 Timothy 1:15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
Many times God not only accepted, but used for amazing things, the most unacceptable people. Adam and Eve disobeyed and condemned the whole human race. Abraham lied about his wife, Sarah and bore children with a woman not his wife. Jacob was a conniver, took what was not his to take. David, ordered a man killed just so he could sleep with a woman. The list goes on.
If The enemy, Satan, can keep us focused on the rejection, then he will win each battle. He will continue to force this rejection until we no longer accept God’s love. Each battle leads to the end. What will you choose?
The way I deal with rejection— EMPATHY. Walk in the shoes of the person seemingly rejecting us. Try to not only see things from their eyes, but feel it too. Stand firm in the knowledge of God acceptance, Gods plan for you. Memorize scripture.
Walk with the mirror of God’s words….”mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?” Let God show you how much you are loved. Read the greatest love letter of all, the Bible. Let Him whisper the words of acceptance into your heart.