Have you ever felt rejected?
Pretty much all of us have at one time or another.
- Maybe you were teased during your school years – just because you were different than everyone else.
- Maybe you were laid off from your job for no good reason – they said you were ‘redundant’.
- Maybe you were an unwanted child, who grew up without ever feeling love from one or both of your parents.
- Maybe you have been abused – verbally, physically or even sexually.
Experiences such as these can be very hurtful and can tend to leave wounds in your heart, whether you are aware of them or not. You feel rejected. It really hurts … deep on the inside. Naturally, when rejected we want to give up, to hold out on people, or fight back.
There are no easy answers but we can take some steps towards freedom from rejection.
- We can accept ourselves, just as we are.
- We can develop friendships with people who love and accept us.
- We can choose to forgive those who have rejected us. After all, hurt people often hurt people. Break the cycle of revenge.
Freedom from Rejection … Think about it.