On so many occasions (way more than I like to recall) I have navigated through deep wounds of rejection. We all have on some level. We may not like to admit it, but rejection has been a serious place of hurt in all of our lives.
Whether it has been a breakup, a missed invitation to a party or rejection from a parent or another loved one, we all have wounds of rejection.
I am a very “self aware” person. I like to think I know myself better than anyone else does. Therefore, I am always working to make myself better at what I do. I want to become someone that everybody likes being around and can depend upon. So when I am rejected, it really stings.
The past couple of weeks have been very trying for me. Life events have gotten me to a place where I have had to come face to face with some of these wounds in a very real and humbling manner. I was at a place where I realized I was taking my past rejections and projecting them onto God. I knew I had a void in my heart that questioned whether or not God really loved me. I let the rejection by flesh and blood dictate what I felt about my acceptance and right standing with my Heavenly Father.
I began doing some real searching and spending some time seeking Him in worship. I am always honored when He decides to speak to me audibly or give me visions of the thingS He has in His heart for me. One morning I was driving out of town and I began asking Him what He felt about the rejection I had been feeling and how I had unknowingly been projecting that onto Him. I heard him speak into my spirit, “I know how you feel, son.”
I’m an emotional man. I won’t stray away from that truth at all. I had to pull over as I realized that my rejection was nothing compared to the rejection He experiences constantly. But what resonated in my spirit even more was the truth that I haven’t been rejected. He calls me Son. There isn’t a rejection I face here on earth that can take that away from me. I have been eternally adopted into His kingdom family.
2 Corinthians 6:18 “And, I will be a Father to you, and you will be my Sons and Daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
The pain of rejection that we feel can always be traced back to the belief that our Father doesn’t really love us. We believe deep down that He is rejecting us as well. This often stems from shame and guilt filling our souls and truly believing that there isn’t a way that He could possibly want us in all of our filth.
I am always in process of learning what it looks like to walk as His Son. My righteousness is a free gift that has been given to me by the blood of the lamb that has rendered me holy and clean. As I realize who I am and the Sonship that I have been born into, I am drenched with His love and acceptance of me as I am. I begin to handle earthly rejection better because I know my Father hasn’t rejected me and He never will.
I encourage you, if you find yourself struggling with rejection and anxiety due to the potential loss and dischord of relationships, begin seeking the nature of the Father and what it means and what it looks like to be truly adopted into His family. He loves you and His relationship to you as your Father is the most important thing to Him.
His heart for you in your earthly rejection is to fill you with truths and revelations of Him as your Father. When you believe these truths you can then begin finding peace in your rejection because of where you are positioned in your relationship with Him.
Rejection is never fun. Most of us have dealt with it all of our lives. Be grounded in the truth of the one who’s acceptance of you is eternal. When you realize and believe who He says you are, rejection from other people will begin to matter a lot less.
“You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor.” 1 Peter 2:4
Christ was chosen for great honor in His Kingdom after being rejected by humans, he chooses you for great honor as well:)
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