People can live in bondage and not even know it. Some prisons don’t require physical bars or chains; they are made by the emotional burden of rejection that affects every area of our lives. It causes us to believe lies about ourselves and undermines our relationships with the Lord.
Characteristics of a Person Suffering From Rejection:◦Critical spirit toward themselves and others
◦Experience difficulty in loving others
◦Have feelings of inferiority
◦Be preoccupied with their appearance
◦Prone to Perfectionism
◦Live in a State of Floating Anger/Bitterness
◦Display an attitude of Superiority
◦Being Overly Sensitive
◦Fall into Depression
◦Be cheated out of life have a materialistic focus.
◦Miss God’s plan for their lives
◦Adopt sinful practices for relief
Reasons for Feeling Rejected:
the underlying cause of this painful emotion is a person’s negative opinion of himself, which is brought about by hurtful experiences such as:
◦Physical “flaws.” A person who isn’t happy with his looks can feel undesirable or unlovable.
◦Past emotional hurts. When a person is hurt, the damaging effects always linger.
◦The death of a loved one. Some people see loss as rejection because they feel alone. in their eyes, God has turned His back on them.
◦Divorce. this is a very painful experience because both spouses and children are left feeling discarded.
◦Childhood experiences. criticism and rejection stick in a child’s memory and shape his view of himself. He will spend a lifetime trying to validate his worth.
My Prayer for You:
Thank you for showing this today. I pray the Holy Spirit will be our guide as we travel down this road together. Forgive us Lord for placing more value in what others say about us than what You know about us. Forgive us for our selfishness and for rejecting others. Bring us healing in this area. We seek your all inclusive wisdom and knowledge. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. AMEN