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 not to 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 transfer 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).

A.P.-Y

16 thoughts on “Dealing with Rejection

  1. Listen! Last year I started really walking in this. I stopped looking for certain people to support me. God said to me, stop crying over who doesn’t support you and your business. Stop focusing on them! Look how many people love and support what you do! Don’t miss that because you’re so busy moping over who doesn’t repost your stuff or buys the stuff. So yes, this resonated strongly.

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  2. Very True! A negative person has the ability to bring you down because they find a way to get under your skin. When a negative spirit affects your spirit, it becomes hard to pray, focus on scripture, and we begin to look at the natural and learn to accept defeat. Child of God, you are more than conquerors (Romans 8:31-39). God bless

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  3. The sad truth is when people reject us because of Christ in us, they are not rejecting us but the Christ who is in us. Rejecting me is of little consequence but rejecting Christ reaps eternal consequences.

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