Rejection is God’s Protection

May 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Articles, Faith, God's Love

Right now you’re probably thinking, “Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right.  How can rejection be a form of protection?”  But I’m not talking about rejecting by God.  The Lord will never reject you – He will always love and accept you!  The rejection I’m talking about is the rejection you sometimes face in your own life.  When you feel like the world is rejecting you, whether at work, in your personal life or through the loss of something important to you, that may be God’s way of protecting you.

No matter where you are, you should accept it as the place God wants you to be and trust in God’s perfect timing.  Thank God that He has seen in His wisdom to answer some of your prayers in unexpected ways and to answer others in the negative, because sometimes what we thought was the best for us wasn’t the best at all.

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers”

- Garth Brooks Song

The song lyrics above are good ones to keep in mind.  We should thank the Lord for all of the doors that He has opened and thank Him even more for the doors that He has closed in our lives.  We should learn to trust that He know what is best for us and is in control of our destinies.  We may not understand everything that is happening and we can’t know what is in store for us in the future, but if we trust in Him, we can move forward knowing that He has our best interests at heart.  After all, He knows the future and understands that there may be something far greater just around the next corner for us.

When we lose a job, go through a divorce, don’t get that promotion we wanted or face any other form or rejection or disappointment, we must remember to fight our discouragement and put our faith in god.  The temporary rejection is God’s protection of our future.  He is protecting us from some future hurt or sorrow by putting us on the proper path in the here and now.  Yes, it can be a painful and harsh path to walk, but if we walk it in faith and allow God to comfort and keep us, we will get through the rejection and we will come out stronger on the other side, ready to accept the greater gifts He has waiting for us in the future!

Relax and learn to trust God.  He is on your side.  Ask God for His will and not your own.  Being in God’s will is the safest place you can ever be.  One of the most important aspect of faith is trusting that God will know what is right for you, even when you don’t understand His reasons.  When it seems like your prayers aren’t being answered, it may be that God is protecting you from danger or sorrow that you can’t see, the timing isn’t right or that God has something far better planned for you that you haven’t even thought about.   Give yourself over to Him completely and realize that any rejection you suffer from is only temporary here on earth, and that God’s plan is all-encompassing and will always prevail.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight.

- Proverbs 3:5

Seek His will in all you do and He will direct your paths.

- Proverbs 3:6

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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13 Responses to “Rejection is God’s Protection”
  1. Brenda Talton says:

    I once thought how could someone who loves the Lord, seeks His will for your life, go through so much in life. Then i’m forced to look at where I came from and I am grateful and blessed of the Lord that i’m not where I use to be. I thank God for everything, even my afflictions. Because I know that God Loves Me, that He is Love. I desire and seek to know him more and to love him with all of my heart, soul,and mind! My challenge comes when he says to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. To stay humble when you’ve been falsely accused of an act that you did not commit, or have gone through a Joseph type of experience, rejected by so many is one of the ways the enemy tries to wear you out, leave you discouraged, fearful, and withdrawn. But I thank God for these experiences because I believe that in these moments, when others fail you and reject you, God is right there for you to love, to hold, and to comfort you through it all. Where I run in to the most trouble is not becoming offended, allowing the hurt and pain to prefer not being around a lot of people, I believe I receive God’s healing to overcome in this area, He is dealing with me and this is why I find your writing about rejection to be a word from God to help me better cope and to move forward, to relax and trust God. Knowing that He holds my future and understanding that the rejection is only temporary and for my own protection, helps me to hold on to the hope that God does have something better for me after rejection. I am grateful for the positive differences these teachings make in my life and I am inspired to follow the advice and examples. Thank You Much!

  2. Brenda Talton says:

    Oh just want to add that this morning I had been reading in the book of Mark. Chapter 12 vs. 1-12, where Jesus talk in parable about rejection. Then I saw your article on Tweeter to read about rejection. This for me is comforting and a confirmation that God cares about everything that concern us. That He hear and answer prayers. God is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Eva says:

    I got rejected from a person after 3 years of perfect relationship .Suddenly someone came to his home and prayed that his mom will die if i get married to him.based on this they said it’s not God’s will and rejected me.All the contacts like mail,chat and mobile were terminated .But When I prayed ,God has given me the confidence that he will be back.But my friends and relatives are asking me to forget him and go on with life.But am not able to do that.I am still hoping in God.Is it good ? can someone reply me

  4. Robert says:

    Eva,

    Always seek God’s Will in every decision that you make. Read Proverbs 3:6 , “Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.”

    May God continue to order your steps and bless you richly.

  5. Cjharlotte says:

    Eva,

    Is he a Christian? Why would someone pray a prayer like that? I don’t think they are Christians. I agree – read Proverbs 3:5 and 3:6.

    God Bless You!!

  6. Mary says:

    Rejection can hurt, it hurts a lot, especially when you believe iin someone, but reading your artticle, it has been a tremendous help to my soul and heart. I rellize that God does not give you more than you can bear.. He loves us so much, if we trust Him, life will be bearable. Some times I cry why me Lord. but God has shown me it is all for my good. I believe that I was in my comfort and not trusting God enough, and that was His way of getting my attention, to worship and trust Him more. My life is not where it should be but I am trustiin God , I know He will never leave me nor forsake, and He has my furture in His hand, whatever it is I’ll say yes to His will, for I know it is all for His glory.
    Thank you and God bless you!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. T says:

    There is nothing painful than being rejected by people you love, being rejected for something that u never did yourself but rather something that happens to be part of your life…but all i can say is it will be painful yah i admit but our God is an awaresone god and he will never abundan nor forsake us all we have to do is call his name and believe,trust in him,seek his kingdom..and see the wonders that will happen in your life..my life has been misearable i was rejected by someone i love so much for no reason,but i called on my JESUS and guess what he saved me,in him i found joy,hope,love,shelter and through him who strenghthens me i am so happy today…BECAUSE WHEN ANOTHER DOOR CLOSES HE OPENS THE OTHER DOORS..THANK SO MUCH FOR THIS ARTICLE..BE BLESSED.

  8. Lady Cliche says:

    I came across this article because I searched for scriptures of how Jesus dealt with rejection. I learned that when his own people rejected him he did not stay in their midst. He went where he was accepted. Also, noted in Isiah 53, that he was rejected, bruised, and tormented by men. His journey here was for the mission of showing people how to live righteously despite the unrighteousness around them; and ultimately to convey that no matter what, he loves all and has given his life so that all may have the opportunity to live eternally. I myself had been dealing with rejection. I couldn’t understand it. But I have learned so much within the passed 3 years of what I noticed about what was going on in my life and is now paying attention. First of all, you have signs of someone who would reject you. You may love this person and have been in relationship with them for years. Nevertheless, people only reject what they don’t like. It can be what they don’t like about themself or others. Also, if they are having emotional problems that they can’t face or deal with they will reject you if you display the same. Even if they have emotional issues if all parties are are determined, it can be worked out. Don’t subject yourself to the rejection. This relationship can be very harmful to.oneself. Do as Jesus did and pray for them. Sometime it’s just, who you thought was your friend, really wasn’t. I have taken some marriage counseling courses and learned that relationship equality across the board is important. Communication and honesty a must. If not, rejection is likely to happen. As, I thought about it, all who rejected me was not good for me. Think about it, and you would see that you must go where you are accepted, celebrated, and appreciated and respected. Note friend vs enemy. We are encouraged by God to love our enemies, do good to those who hates us, bless those who curses us, and pray for those who despitefully uses and persecute us. Never expect anything good from an enemy. But show good to them. But, God in his time and way says he will make your enemies to be at peace wirh you and cause them to be a resting place for your feet. Find safe people and avoid unsafe people. Read book “Safe People” by Dr. Henry Cloud. It will help you understand how you are unsafe and why; and how to notice unsafe people and safe people and how to find them. My advice, do like Jesus did, leave and go where you are accepted. It is vital to find those who accept you with your weakness and emotional ills- whot would help you through the journey of overcoming. Jesis even instructed his diciples to go away and take their blessing from those who rejected them. Jesus, in the human form of God couldn’t stand it. So, how could you. It’s not good. Follow his way. God’s Holy Spirit, on the otherhand, thrives with those who rejects Him. His ultimate goal is for all to receive him. But, has gone away from those who totally, harshly rejects him. So, pray for the individual(s) and move on. Thanks for the article, because it confirmed what I was trying to accept. That is whatever and whomever rejects you is not good for you at the time. If the same opportunity or person comes back around, examine closely the pros and cons. Pay attention to motives, sincerity and the williness of honesty. BE MORE CAREFUL!! Finally, love on yourself, do things that makes you know that you are valudable. Then you will be able to be more obedient to God’s command, to esteem-value others higher than you do yourself without having any problems. Any other reason to love yourself is VANITY. Love self, so to lbe able to ove others more. Philippians 2:3.

  9. Ray says:

    I am figuring out that God allows “rejection” not only for our good but also to let us know that all we really need is him. We probably would not know that He is the ultimate in acceptance if everyone accepted us. The Lord blocks us from people and circumstances that are dertimental to us and our relationship with Him. In our flesh however, we fail to see His grace for the simple reason being that our flesh did not get what, ( or whom ) it desired. I have been disappointed at times due to rejection but I know that God knows best….

  10. Stacy says:

    I really needed to read this. I don’t feel 100% better just reading this once, but I saved this website to read over and over again.

    My problem: Quarter-life crisis.

    I am having THE WORST LUCK finding a job. I’m 26 years old. I’m on my way to getting my second bachelor’s degree because I can’t find a job. And what is the occupation I’m seeking? NURSING. Yes, nursing. Right when I graduated, everyone changed their policy about hiring ADNs. Nobody wants ADNs, especially with no experience. But how can I gain experience when every job out there WANTS experience?! It’s the most vicious cycle there is. So I’m back in school AGAIN. I have gotten so many rejection letters, it’s ridiculous. I’ve had so many crying episodes. I feel useless. I feel unworthy. I’m 26 years old and have never had a full-time job in my life. My parents pay for my things. I feel like a child. I’ve gotten a few interviews, but I still get rejected. I have an awesome resume, but it doesn’t matter to employers. They all hate me. This is just the worst blow to my self-esteem. It’s been like a year since I graduated and no one wants to hire me. I’M A REGISTERED NURSE, FOR GOD’S SAKE. I hate it when I’m reminded of the fact that I don’t have a job. Someone would ask, “Where do you work?” I would say, “I don’t have a job.” I feel pathetic.

    All I can really do is keep reading this website.

  11. Jen of Louisville says:

    Ray and Lady Cliche,
    You are both very wise. Thank you for sharing your heart and wisdom.
    I know that Jesus is in control and has much for me to learn. I’m trying to be patient in the waiting.
    I’m trying to let Him bring healing to my hurt and bind up the wound. I know that when I focus my thoughts upon Him, I have victory. When I don’t, that is when it hurts the most and I have to refocus and give praise to Him for His leading.
    I know He is faithful, and that is what I remember.

  12. Kieran says:

    I got rejected by this female a few months ago who basically led me a merry dance and then decided she didnt want a relationship with me. Didnt help that she talked about her exes,kinda rubbing salt in the wounds like. It happens in life and its not the first time, but I have said to God that it must never happen again. Kinda finding it hard why someone would come into your life and do something like that and then just vanish. Been asking God about that one as I’m still angry about what happened.

  13. Sheila says:

    I really needed this article. I’m not there yet, I Must read this over and over. It is so hard to be in your home with someone you truly Love and yet you feel the rejection they display. The only way that I can deal with it is to trust God with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding and in all my way acknowledge him and him to direct my path. It get hard sometimes, but I sometimes tell myself that God wont put more on me than I can bare! But being in this flesh body causes me to have a pity party and allow this rejection to seep in. I will continue to lift up my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my HELP…I can’t do it alone…I must TRUST God totally…Thanks for sharing this article. I know God is going to set me free in his timing.
    I will wait….

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