We fear rejection.
This may be the greatest fear in human beings: The fear of being rejected. We’ve all been rejected at some point, and we know how much that hurts. And so, we fear it and we close ourselves off and say, “I’ll never let anybody hurt me again,” and we build up walls.
Maybe you’ve been hurt by rejection. Maybe you’ve been rejected by somebody, a boyfriend, a girl friend, your best friend, a parent, maybe even your spouse. And you’ve felt the sting of rejection.
I have felt rejected, and I’ve discovered that it is one of my greatest fears. Do you want to know what has helped me when I’ve been rejected? I think of Jesus. I think of how He was rejected.
I learned to ACCEPT, acceptance and REJECT, rejection!
(Isaiah 53:3) He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.
If anybody understands rejection, it’s Jesus. I beg you, please, please, don’t let rejection harden your heart! Don’t let any root of bitterness take root in your heart!