On my last blog, I dealt with the feelings of Rejection and its symptoms. Today, I would like to give a few suggestions on overcoming the scars left by rejection. We cannot allow the “fear of rejection” to rule over our lives. Confrontation allows us to get to the root cause of the issue; exposing the darkness buried deep inside. We cannot change what we refuse to admit. Change is possible, but we must be willing. Here’s a few suggestions:
- Begin each day with prayer and end each night with prayer. Talk to God. He is a great listener.
- Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Hanging on to past hurts only poisons the soul.
- Read God’s Word daily. Read every scripture about His love, His mercy, and His own son, Jesus’ experience with rejection (John 1:11). The Book of John is a great starting point.
- Step out of your comfort zone. Start a conversation with a stranger. Get involved. Find joy in serving others…volunteer. There is healing in helping others, even while you are hurting.
- Develop a sense of humor. Read funny articles. View comedy. Laugh like never before.
- Write down your feelings
- Ask for help. A loved one or a friend. Speak to a clergy member or a teacher. Seek professional help such as a life coach. Join a support group.
- Never allow rejection to keep you in a cage. Loneliness is the other extreme. Go out with friends. Sometimes just going to a place where you can be around people can ease the pain.
- Take one day at a time. Victory will be gradual. In time, things will get better. Read John 3:16. This scripture speaks of the great love that God has for His people. The power of love is stronger than any force in the universe.
- Please read the suggested scriptures. Let them permeate your spirit. God bless you!
Written by Laura Alexander