Updated: Jun 3
As I sit here praying. I hear the Lord saying "Its okay to be rejected".
The lord began to give me pictures of people who have hurt me, pictures of their hurt, pictures of what he's healing them of and he began to change my heart about rejection.....
Ladies when we think about the pain of rejection it's so painful because all we can think about is "I've tried" or "What have I done wrong"?
We can all think back on times of rejection and think ... I have no idea why???
Sometimes we can't even place what happened or what caused it.
The truth is satan is right there to taunt us and make us believe where less then and to be honest its hard to not allow those thoughts to enter into our hearts.
Through the years the Lord has shown me his heart on rejection and every time he reminds me of these simple truths and it brings me comfort.
Sometimes rejection is God really hiding your worth and your value for a time and season from the ones around you because they will use you and cause pain that the enemy will use to pull you off track.
Sometime rejection is God protecting you because they simply can't go where you're going,
If they included you or paid attention to you would it distract you from where he is calling you?
I like to call both of these situations "Divine Redirection".
Then there is rejection that is completely about the person or people in front of you. Their wounds and their pasts. Its a place that he's still working on. It's a place in them that they haven't allowed Jesus to get bigger in. It's unsurrendered territory of their heart that isn't healed yet.
Rejection is so very humbling. Even as I type this my eyes are filled with tears. Rejection can either bring out the best in someone or the worst. It is a choice which one you choose.
As the Lord reminds me, rejection is a double edge sword. It hurts you but it also hurts them.
I encourage you to place your hurting, even broken heart before the one who loves you, the one who sees you and the one who will heal every ache of your heart.
We can hold on to HIS Promises... He promises that he goes before you, he makes every crooked path straight and that he holds ALL our tears. He promises to bring beauty from ashes and that everything is ONLY a season.
There is nothing that our God doesn't use to draw us near to him, perfect us and burn away the things in us that don't belong!
I pray you are encouraged knowing pain and rejection has value and that nothing is outside our fathers hand,
I love you so very much and I know he loves you even more
Isaiah 45:2 ‘I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Psalm 56:8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
Isaiah 61:3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.