There is not much that I hate. I rarely even use that word. I almost view it has a horrible curse word, and correct my children firmly when they say it. Yet I am going to confess that I absolutely hate rejection! It is so deceptive. It can sneak in and go unnoticed for years. In a moment it can slip into our lives and blind our vision and the Truth.
“Rejection is an enemy of love”
But God….. We have a God who is defined as love (1 John 4:8).
I see the spirit of rejection as a dark fog that can hover over us looking for an entry into our hearts. This fog can enter our hearts easily as children and even as adults if we have not learned the truth of love. The fog of rejection can go undetected at first. It can take years for us to even recognize that its there.
This has happened to me. The fog of rejection has been in my life for many years and I had no idea it was there until God recently revealed it to me. I have been in the long process of healing a close relationship. Every time I thought there was a breakthrough and progress was occurring there would be another incident and it would send me spiraling into a hurt place. Time after time this cycle continued. God revealed to me that the root of the issue is rejection. I have felt rejected by this person. As far as I can remember I have always felt a sense of rejection, but I never knew what it was.
I discussed this revelation with a friend of mine and she said she had the same issue with someone close to her. God revealed to her that rejection blinds us. We begin to look through the “lens” of rejection every time we encounter that person/group/situation. Instead of seeing them for who they are or what they are saying all we can see is rejection and an attack on who we are. But this is a false and dangerous lens to look through.
My loving God reminded me that I am accepted. I am accepted in His beloved (Ephesians 1:6). He receives me willingly and I am forever loved. The rejection received is not meant to define me. If I allow it, it can be a tool used to draw closer to Him.
I am now in the process of living in God’s acceptance. Living in the knowledge that not only does He accept me, but that He loves me with all of my flaws. God’s love will annul any rejection!
This is my prayer for you and I:
May God’s love pour over your life in a new way. Allow His love to flood your heart and life so much so that you are forever changed. Let His love flow in abundance, and out of that abundance you are able to be free from that fog of rejection. I pray that you live and operate in the truth of His acceptance and love.
In Jesus name, Amen