Dealing with Rejection

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces. (Matthew 7:6)

Not everyone will accept us for who we are and not everyone will appreciate our gifts and talents. In fact, it can be the main reason why some people will resent us. Jesus was our example and the more miracles that he performed, the more the Pharisees hated him. In fact, He came unto his own and his own people did not receive or accept him. But to those that received Jesus he gave power to become the sons of God. The sons were not necessarily born of flesh and blood but of God. (John 1:11-13)

The reality is that our gifts can cause some people to feel insecure and resentful. We are all gifted and talented in different ways but insecurities can cause us to not accept and appreciate what we have been given. Instead of nurturing what God has given to us and relying on him to maximize our potential, we can waste precious time being envious of another person’s gift.

Let us examine how Jesus responded when the Jews and Pharisees resented him. He went to those who would receive him and to them he gave power. Do not waste your time waiting and wishing for acceptance from people. Some people don’t even accept themselves and can easily translate their insecurities and self hatred unto others. Surround yourself with people who appreciate and accept what you have to offer. Your gifts and talents were made for a purpose and you were created to bless others. Find out where your gifts can be used and focus on using your gifts in that area.

“So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil.” (Romans‬ ‭14:16‬)


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