I am reading this great little book by Beth Moore called “So Long Insecurity” (If you know me at all, you know it took a lot of guts for me just to admit that right there haha- but moving on)
She gives a great illustration in chapter 5 and includes a line that stuck with me…
They were both wearing rejection and begging for more. It broke my heart.
She was talking about a couple of women dressed scandalously at a restaurant (which I try not to make a habit of) but I did feel as if I could relate to them a little. I wonder how many of us “wear rejection.” I know I do. And it looks terrible. Somehow a rejection, no matter how big or small, has become an essential part of who we are. “Hello, I am Lauren and I was dumped,” or “my best friend doesn’t speak to me anymore,” or any number of little moments of rejection. Or big moments.
I will just be the first to admit that I don’t have this under control, and I am trusting the Lord to lead me through this each day, and teach me to find my identity in him. It is only when we find our identity there that we are free from the haunting reminder of rejection. The exciting thing is, he will never give up. Our hearts that are now full of insecurity will one day be totally whole. And in that, we can rest. Be encouraged 🙂
I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear;
for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
Isaiah 41: 9-10