Rebekah Holt

Horse News. Christian Living. Equine Education
The Christian Equestrian's Literary "Stamp" in Type

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Archives
    Archives Contains a list of blog posts that were created previously.

What to Do When You Are Rejected - Part One

Posted by on in Quest For Christ
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 622
  • 0 Comments
  • Print

 

There are so many ways that we experience rejection in life.  The environments of family, employment, church, dating/courting and social circles all provide the backdrop of some the most painful experiences caused by human rejection. Christians might be resigned to expecting the world’s rejection.  But what about when fellow Christians are the ones to reject us? Christ did not promise His followers exemption from sorrows in earthly life.  What He did promise us is all our needs to be met, including: help, comfort, wisdom, guidance, strength, grace, healing and HOPE!

So when we find ourselves rejected of men, what is our response to be?  Here’s a few quick points for what to do when you are rejected:

  1. Give it to the Lord. It is upsetting to be rejected. It hurts! It’s unjust! How could they?  Why did this happen to me?  We ask these questions. We seek comfort or justice. The Bible tells us to cast our cares upon the Lord. Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved (Ps. 55:2).Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Despite the emotions of the moment, slow down and first pray.  Tell the Lord about the details and ask Him for wisdom (James 1:5).  Be careful to first abandon your thoughts, worries, hurts and struggles to the Lord. Let Him give you His thoughts! He is the Wonderful Counselor (Is. 9:6). For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin (He. 4:15).
  2. Go to the Bible. Let your situation be a catalyst to seeking Truth. Fill your mind with God’s Word.  The Bible tells us that if we seek God we find Him (Jer. 29:12-13). We cannot find our way out of the valley without God’s Lamp to guide us (Ps. 119: 105). Go over what God has promised and make a list.

For starters, remember that God has promised:

        1. A plan for your life (Je. 29:11)
        2. All needs supplied (Phil. 4:19)
        3. Peace (Jn. 14:27)
        4. Rest (Mt. 11:28-30)
        5. Strength and renewal (Is. 40:29-31)
        6. Redemption from sin (Ro. 10:9)
        7. Eternal life (Ro. 6:23)

 

From: "Twelve Things to Do When You Are Rejected - Rebekah L. Holt

 

Comments

  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Thursday, 30 March 2017