Mark 12:30-31, And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
WHAT IS REJECTION? It is when someone makes you feel like you are worthless, unimportant, and they treat you like you are a waste of their time.
Rejection begins as a seed! Everything that begins in our lives comes as a SEED.
Satan wants that seed to get deep enough that it will start growing roots that reach deep and wide in our lives.
Some have been rejected by your moms or dads, family, friends, spouses, children, job, church (abandonment, cruel words, abuse, deaths, divorce, unfaithfulness, comparisons). Some even feel that God rejected them because they did not get a prayer answered.
Whatever seed takes root, that is the fruit the tree will produce.
If the seed is rejection, and it takes root, then the tree will produce, “I am not worth it,” “I am not important,” “I am not valuable” thoughts. These thoughts produce the desire to be FAKE so that you are accepted by others.
When you reject yourself because someone else has said you are not valuable, the fruit from the tree will be a bad attitude, anger, bitterness, depression, negativity, judgmentalism, controlling spirit, harshness, no-confidence, rebellion, distrust, escapism, medicating themselves…..
THE SEEDS THAT GROW INTO ROOTS OF REJECTION ARE EVIDENT IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS.
We go into PROTECTIVE MODE so nobody can hurt us again.
MAYBE YOU HAVE SAID THESE STATEMENTS. IF YOU HAVE, YOU ARE IN PROTECTIVE MODE BECAUSE OF A WOUND.
I’ll never let anyone do this to me again!
They won’t hurt me because I don’t care!
You strike out to hurt before being hurt!
You buy things, or collect animals because they don’t judge or reject you!
Perfectionism. Nobody can meet my expectations. Isolation.
Manipulation of people & environments!
Medicate through drugs, alcohol, sex….
You always run when you see rejection might happen!
Refusal to become VULNERABLE!
YOU DESERVE TO BE HEALED! YOU DESERVE TO BE WHOLE! JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOUR HEALING!
Tomorrow we will conclude on how to be healed from this wounding of our souls.
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Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy