Posted by: thebylog | August 22, 2005

Dealing with Rejection

Tonight, I talked to someone who has experienced rejection in his life. I asked him how you deal with something as difficult as that, and what he boiled it down to is a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus – returning good for evil and letting God guide you moment by moment through the situation, as much as it hurts.

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  1. I would say that he’s right. When one puts his/her heart on the line, there is always the possibility of rejection occuring. But no matter what level of rejection, it ALWAYS hurts.

  2. I agree with your comment, Mrs. ITF. I think one of the things that’s going to be absolutely fabulous about heaven is that we’ll all be changed and won’t have to worry about hurting one another anymore. That will be glorious. *sigh* I wish it could happen now too though. But if it did, we wouldn’t long for heaven.So… Anyway.

    I don’t mean this flippantly, but often when I think about rejection or am feeling rejected, I think of the Negro (or should I say African-American?) Spiritual, “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”. It makes me laugh at myself because the first line of the song perfectly expresses the attitude I tend to take toward life when I’m going through difficulty. I completely ignore the second line which says “Nobody knows, but Jesus”. Someone does know the trouble I’ve seen and Someone does know my sorrows. He was called a Man of Sorrows. He’s been through all the emotions I’ve been through and more! Unfortunately,I tend to forget that.

    But, yeah, like your friend said, Byran, in dealing with rejection, it really does involve putting one “foot” in front of the other and allowing God to guide you through what can seem to be relational darkness. “Little by little…” you know the rest.:)


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