When I was little, I was not afraid of rejection. I suppose that is a testament to my parents instilling in me a confidence that I was loved.
Even after I was picked last for something in second grade, I still did not fear rejection.
Even after I was made fun of a couple of times at school, I still did not fear rejection.
When a boy made fun of me in junior high school, calling me a “pansy”, I held my head high and told him,
“Pansies are pretty!”
He never teased me again. 😀
It was as an adult, after I had experienced the greatest rejection and betrayal of my life, that I began to fear rejection.
The pain of heartbreak was intense and long-lasting.
Unfaithful love, which is not really love at all, invited fear and pain that only perfect love could banish.
The bad news is that no person on this Earth ever loves perfectly.
The good news is that God does!
Over time, I discovered that staying close to God and keeping my faith in Him strong allowed me to have the confidence I needed to live for Him.
Staying close to God helps me to remember and be confident in His unfailing love.
Once in awhile the old devil tries to throw up those fears in my face again. Sometimes I see through his lies right away. Other times, they get in my eyes and blind me temporarily. I wallow in the mud of fear, worry, lies of the devil, unbelief in God, and self-pity for a while before I realize what has happened.
But praise God that He comes and rescues me from the mud and cleans me up!
Praise God that He reminds me of His perfect, true love for me!
Today I am thankful that because I have entered into the Covenant that Jesus Christ made on the cross through His blood, I never ever have to fear rejection from Him!!
I’m thankful that it is impossible for Him to break His Covenant!
I’m thankful that His love for me is perfect and faithful for all eternity!
I’m thankful that His love for me endures forever!
What about you? Have you ever been rejected? Did it cause pain in your heart? Did it bring fear? Have you discovered the faithful, true love of God and entered into covenant with Him through the blood of Jesus Christ?