2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
occurs in many sizes and shapes. Rejection brings about many emotions,
questions, and much insecurity. Rejection in a nut shell means we are
discarded as invaluable or unsatisfactory. Rejection says: "I do not
want you", "I do not like you", "you are useless to me". Rejection
is crushing and very difficult to understand.
What exactly happens with rejection?
-Someone changes the way they feel about you.
-Someone does you wrong-most often because of self seeking attitudes and behaviors
-Someone cares more about themselves that others
-Sometimes rejection is a cold shoulder, other times it involves intentional acts that clearly
demonstrate the thoughts and feelings of one person toward the other.
main question that I have always had about rejection is "WHY"? Why
does a parent reject a child? Why do siblings reject one another? Why
does a spouse one day decide there is no love for the other? Why do
people in the workplace work to destroy a position of a fellow
co-worker? Why do people decide they will not like and respect others?
The common denominator in
each of the instances mentioned is "self". Self-seeking, self-serving,
selfish feelings are the base of rejection. Promoting "self" demotes
others. When "self" is in the forefront, others are in the back. Left
behind. Left out. Abandoned. Rejected.
may come from all sides of our lives: work, family, social activities,
sports, etc. Rejection will NEVER come from God. No matter the
destruction that other people may cause in our lives because of
rejection, we are never destroyed in God's eyes. He will never reject,
nor forsake us.