To be honest, I don’t even know how to begin this article because there is so much information I want to share but I am having such a difficult time. Thus far, this is the most emotional article I have written. As I sit here with tears in my eyes I will write everything the Lord gives me to write. Although this seems to be more difficult with each word, I must fight to be free from the spirit of rejection. I encourage everyone to look at the videos in this post.
Romans 5:8 (KJV): “8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
The interesting thing about rejection is that this is the one thing that everyone has experienced, even if they have “never” been rejected on Earth. God gave me the mind to understand that everyone experiences rejection by God before our rebirth. Psalm 51:5 (KJV): “ 5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Before we receive salvation our father is Satan, simply because he is who we naturally yield our members to. John 8:44 (KJV): “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” I believe that we all are born with what I call a “flicker of light,” which makes us want to know God and be received by Him. Keep in mind that we are all made in the Father’s image and though that image is damaged by the world of sin, He gives each of us the opportunity to be rekindled. This makes sense considering that we all know that not only does the Word clearly emphasize that love is the greatest of them all (1 Corinthians 13:13), but even the world openly pursues love and acceptance. What truly runs everything? love.
Psalm 5:4-6 (KJV): “4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.”
From the moment we enter this world we begin our search for love and acceptance. Mind you we already have a deep mission to be accepted by the Heavenly Father but naive and clueless, we seek natural avenues to fulfill spiritual voids. This search creates opportunity for the love of lust, the love of money, the love of flesh. People, myself included, can, have, and will spend many years and a lot of money trying to find what will make their life complete. You know the quote, “Money cannot buy happiness?” It is true because while many think finances will fill our missing void, they soon find that one cannot please lust. You cannot satisfy Satan. Not only does seeking things of the flesh make a foolish individual hopeful that they will become complete, but they begin to believe that their sin loves them back. This is where addictions and idolatry begins because as long as Satan can keep you in bondage, his sin will always be there waiting for you. If an individual you expect to always be there for you isn’t, marijuana, fornication, masturbation,porn, alcohol etc. always seems to enter the front of your mind saying, “Hey, I am here for you. I know they let you down but I’ll always accept you. I know your flesh loves me and I really hate you but I’ll make you believe that I love you.” Our minds become easily tricked because whether we admit it or not, we desperately want to be loved, accepted, and cherished. The whole adventure of life is finding our missing Piece. Once some of us become aware of God we can either go with Him or we can go against Him, rejecting Him from our own hurt. Atheists believe in God and they know He exists but from whatever hurt and turmoil that they’ve experienced, they reject His truth. Even Satan knows God for who He is, why wouldn’t a human? A human doesn’t know anything that God or Satan, angels or demons don’t know. They all knew the Truth before we existed. God is a gentle God and won’t force Himself on anyone but when He takes time to draw you nigh (John 6:44) and you accept, it is then that you can realize that He is who you’ve been missing the entire time. The best part of the journey is that while you may look for a man or woman to love you like you love them, a pet who loves you unquestionably, or merchandise that will keep you in good spirit, God will show you that along this journey He is protecting you, He is loving you, and He has been waiting for you, unconditionally.
Proverbs 8:17 (KJV): “17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
John 3:16 (KJV): “16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Rejection is a tough one, as many of us know. I remember for many years knowing that I had an issue but never knowing what the issue was, the root of the issue. I only knew that I was becoming crazier by the minute looking for it. There had been nothing in this world that I wanted and didn’t have yet my heart ached as if someone was slowly pulling it out of my chest. The week before I had gotten saved I sat and thought about how I had become exhausted by every avenue you could thing of. I had tried just about everything you could think of to fill my void. I had collected so many sins, so many bad habits, so many enemies, so many friends who were secretly enemies, so much confusion, so much demonic oppression.. just because I was looking for love in all of the wrong places. You know that love is powerful when even the world goes crazy looking for it. The only twist is that the “world” collectively knows more than what we know individually and for that very reason, it has roller coasters that keep us from His correct path. False religions, extreme behaviors, and materialism keep us bound and chasing a lie. It is like taking a stick with meat and tying it to the back of a dog, just so that it dangles enough for the dog to see it. The dog will run and run and run for that piece of meat only to find that they’ve hit a tree and fallen in a ditch and that they STILL will not receive that meat, even though they have become more desperate by the minute.
Romans 8:37-39 (KJV): “37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
As I write this to everyone reading this, I first write it to myself. To be set free from the spirit of rejection we must…we must come to God. The only one who can fulfill our deepest desires is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. It may not be easy and it may not happen overnight but we have to start somewhere. You will go absolutely crazy if you look to anyone other than God to do a job that only He is equipped to do. It is our human nature to look to friends, family, our spouses to save us from our pain but we will forever become upset and crippled to find out that we are looking for something unconditional in conditional beings. You can begin doing the world, trying to survive off of instant happiness only to find out that the world is doing you and that the joy of life is being sucked out of you by spiritual leeches. Rejection hurts, it is true but if it weren’t in us, we would never come to know God. While rejection is the one thing that every individual can attest to, it is also the very thing that will always make God relevant in our lives. If you think we look to man now…if we could find unconditional love and acceptance in this world, we would kiss God goodbye and become married to the god of this world almost immediately. God is so caring that He gave each of us a drive to know Him and when the Holy Spirit draws us nigh, He awakens that drive. Again, we either reject Him or accept Him. God gives us an ultimate relief because while we have no answer, He is the answer. He puts us out of our misery, regardless of how long we endured. This is also why we cannot effectively recognize love and give it without knowing Him. Our deepest dwellings begin to come alive and spill over when we meet our Source. When I had gotten saved I said to God, “God, love might be real, I am not sure but I am certain that it isn’t for me. If it is real, then why can’t I identify it? Why does everyone have it but me? I have everything and everyone I want but the void remains. I have looked everywhere for this love and though I thought my parents could offer it, even they fall short. Lord, I thought no one loved me more than myself and even my selfish love doesn’t suffice. No one loves self more than self. Love cannot be real so I give up.” He responded, “That’s because you looked everywhere but to Me.”
1 John 4:9-12 (KJV): “9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”
Father, we come to You today simply thanking You for who You are. We do not deserve all that You have bestowed upon us. Justice says that we should die but Your mercy and grace gives us Life. Some of us know about our struggle with the spirit of rejection and some of don’t. Right now we bind all spirits of rejection, all spirits of self-rejection, and all spirits of the fear of rejection. Father, we ask that You continue to guide us to the Source of our yearning. Please keep us from pursing avenues that aren’t You. You are the Key to everything about us. Many of us are broken and crippled but we ask for Your love that surpasses all understanding. We believe that You fix hearts and we ask that You fix ours. When we put our trust and hope in man and merchandise, Holy Spirit please convict us and change our ways. Whether individuals admit their yearning to know You or not, we ask that You reveal how mighty You are. Some may feel embarrassed to admit that the deepest part of their being wants love and acceptance. Please wake Your people up and show them that while seeking for love can make one do the craziest things,love can also cause someone to do the most virtuous things. You are love and we accept You as our everything and you..spirit of rejection…leave us be. Amen.
Proverbs 3:3 (KJV): “3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.“