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We’ve all felt rejection. Sometimes it’s the sudden abandonment announced by a slamming door. Other times you hear rejection’s subtle, gradual approach until it suddenly explodes in your face, leaving you gasping for air. And sometimes is a subtle, quiet fading until one day you realize they’ve disappeared into your past.
And “It can’t be!” turns into “Well, I don’t need them, anyway!”, followed by “Whyyyyyy…”
But I think the worst part of processing rejection is, “What’s so wrong with me? Am I really that bad?”
Recently I’ve shared silent tears as the women I love most questioned their own worth following devastating rejection, just as they have also done for me.
Because we take rejection as a sign of who we are instead of something that happened to us.
Or is it just me…?
The Truth About Rejection
Last Friday, Karen Girl Friday’s post “Rejection: 3 Truths to Overcome the Lies” was the tourniquet on a long-time gaping wound. I immediately shared it with those two women I love, and I knew I had to share it with you.
Because we all need to know the truth when rejection threatens to morph into identity. I’ll give you the first one, the one that left me speechless until Tuesday, but you’ll have to read the rest for yourself.
Unless, of course, you have no idea what rejection or abandonment feels like. Then I wouldn’t bother wasting your time.
For the rest of us, Karen would like you to know:
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Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
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Let’s Talk About Jesus…
We are putting together an anthology that’s all about putting our faith into words.