Wednesday, 30 June 2010

GETTING REJECTED


It has been my experience that when I have been rejected from someone whom I really desired to be accepted and loved by, my response is to lash out in anger towards them. This is because they hurt my feelings. Life is just full of different situations where people are not nice to us. God's instructions for us are really clear. We are to be like Jesus and not fight. We also are to forgive them for the way they have treated us.


Matthew 6:14-15
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.


1 Peter 2:23
When they hurled their insults at him(Jesus), he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no treats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.


If we walk closely with God, the fruits of the Holy Spirit will help us. A few of them are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self control. it takes two to argue, the best choice we can make is to remove ourselves from the other if a hurtful situation begins. Then talk to a friend we can trust about our frustrations as soon as possible.


The sooner we can do these things the better we can protect ourselves from effects of getting rejected. Many times people don't mean to hurt us, but if we can learn to avoid getting hurt, we will experience a lot less pain when rejection comes knocking on our door.

2 comments:

  1. Dealing with rejection is one of the hardest things in life for me. But through the grace of God I am better at dealing with it now than before. This is mainly because daily I see around me persons who reject the love of Christ. This hurts me and I know it hurts Him. But He keeps on loving them, just liked He loved me when I was rejecting Him.
    By following His example I am able to deal with all the negativity that comes my way.
    Thanks for being my example Jesus.

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  2. Yes Yvonne,

    We thank Jesus for His impeccable leadship.

    Thank you.

    Blessings,
    Enyonam

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