|How can we conquer the root of rejection|
- Seclusion – we avoid the risk of relationships to prevent being hurt again.
- Anger and aggressiveness – we shun and hurt others by our actions.
- Depression – we wallow in self-pity and the endless cycle of hopelessness and despair grows and can cause physical sickness.
- Hyper-sensitivity – we display hurts seeking for justification in our feelings and become easily offended.
- Jesus was rejected by the religious leaders (John 11:53).
- He was rejected by his hometown (Luke 4:28-29).
- He was rejected by his followers (John 6:66).
- He was rejected by the Twelve (Matthew 26:26, Mark 24:50.
- He was rejected by his family (Mark 3:21).
- Putting more value on what God says about us than what other people or circumstances tell us.
- Surrounding ourselves with others who are committed to God. Jesus didn’t avoid sinners, but when he was around them he changed the atmosphere; he didn’t let the atmosphere change him.
- Knowing that rejection is a part of life on this fallen earth. But our part is to reject those feelings instead of absorbing them.
- Forgiving because Christ forgave us. All those who rejected Jesus were forgiven by Him. Even Judas—the one who never received the forgiveness extended to him.
|Jesus gives us value.|
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