THE REJECTION TRAP

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The worst rejection is the rejection we get from ourselves.  We can give other people permission to reject us because we reject ourselves.  When we get out of rejecting ourselves, then we are less likely to experience it from others.  “Lord, help me break self-hatred, rejection, and condemnation.”  Betty was praying one day and she reflected on the parable about the King and the servant who was forgiven his entire debt, yet went out and beat his servant for not paying him a small debt.  She was convicted about the need to forgive herself as she heard the Lord saying, “I forgave you so much, but you won’t forgive yourself.” We have to give up beating ourselves up. It isn’t Christ-like.  When we hear the Our Father, the Lord wants to forgive us.  If we refuse to forgive ourselves, He can’t forgive us.  We need to take responsibility to forgive ourselves.  We want to make excuses for ourselves.  Jesus calls us to embrace the truth. 

There are certain faults we don’t get out of because we’re unforgiving. We believe the lie of Satan that we are meant to be perfect.  We are a creature, but we want to be the Creator.  God made us to learn by trial and error.  By His uniting with us, we take on that union with Him.  He’s our perfection.  Perfection lies in God whose chosen to be one with us. 

We reject ourselves when we refuse to accept the person God brought forth. It’ll cause a lot of pain.  Jesus became like us except in sin.  He took upon Himself our rejection and in turn people rejected Him because He was living our rejection. It’s helpful to repeat the scripture, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

 

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