Rejection is something that I think every human has dealt with at some point in their lives. There can be many forms of rejection that can occur in a person’s life. I think the past couple of weeks for me has been a season of rejection in multiple ways.
I have been rejected by a group of people I considered my friends. I have been hanging out with these people for the past couple of months, and I recently realized that this has been an unhealthy environment for me. I have chosen to walk away from this group. Now I won’t say these people are bad people, and I still consider multiple of them to be my friends. I realized it might be better to spend time with these friends in different environments though.
I’ve also unfortunately have been rejected by the guy I have liked for most of the summer. I can honestly say that this guy broke my heart. I realized now that if we were to get into a relationship with each other it wouldn’t be a good thing for either of us. So I know this rejection is a blessing in my life as well. I don’t know who God has for me as a possible spouse, but I pray and I am confident that he will be a better fit for me than this guy could have been.
Even though rejection hurts in our lives it’s a necessary part of life. My mother is a wise woman. One of her phrases that she has instilled in me is, “God’s rejection is God’s protection”. In both of these situations I have seen this phrase to be true. I don’t know how these areas will play out in my life at this point, but I look forward to the blessings that will come in these areas.
- “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first” ~ John 15:18 NIV
- “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”~ 1 Peter 5:8 NIV
- “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit’ ~ Romans 15:13 NIV
- “For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.” ~ Psalm 94:14 NIV
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