Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Are We Still Talking About Rejection?


Are we still talking about rejection?

I guess we are.

This morning, in my Lysa T. devotional, I read the sentence above.  Wow.

How does that sentence resonate with you?  I feel like it was spot on and the dagger went right to my heart.

Rejection steals.  It reinforces past hurt.  Apparently, rejection does nothing good but leave a lasting impact of negativity on us mentally (and maybe even physically in some cases).

Just reading that sentence helps me understand I'm not alone in this happening to me.  And it also helps me understand what is happening to me mentally and prompts me to remember that all I'm doing internally is reinforcing what someone in my past said and thought about me.

If you find yourself doing this too, here are three reminders Lysa T. gives us to help us overcome any daggers the enemy throws at our hearts:

  1. When you are tired or stressed, you are likely to interpret interactions way more emotionally that you should.

  2. Believe the best before assuming the worst.

  3. Clarify. Clarify. Clarify.
Seems pretty easy, right?  You may not become an expert in remembering these three rules, but you can get to a point where you say, "What was I supposed to do?"

I think as long as our general mindset changes, and we remember that we shouldn't just jump to conclusions, we will be on the right path.  Here's a good Scripture to memorize that speaks to this point:

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.  James 1:19"

Overcoming depression and the resulting depletion isn't easy but keep this one last thought from Lysa in mind:  "....Make great progress so that feelings from yesterday's hurts don't take away from today's relationships."

Don't give the enemy a seat at your table!

Happy Tuesday friends!

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