The Sting of Rejection
Today you will hear from Debbie Kitterman for Part 4 of our Perseverance Series. Each week, Holly Barrett, Patricia Krank and I are joining in with Debbie to share stories of transparency and faith as we persevere in our everyday lives. We reach to the past while encouraging ourselves and all of you to stretch toward the future. Our journeys grow stronger as we trust in God to walk with us when the going gets tough. Debbie shares her heart about rejection today. Follow along with the series and catch up by clicking the link here.
Debbie begins her story as a young girl.
The little girl wandered the yard looking for pretty white daisies, but she began collecting dandelions instead. Finally, when she had as many she could find without venturing too far, she walked to the very edge of the grass toward the rock retaining wall that over looked the property.
Collecting flowers and participating in the silly game of “he loves me” or “he loves me not” as petals flutter to the ground seems very innocent. Or is it? This game was one that led me to knowing whether my latest boy crush would love me too. For me it was innocent, but as I read Debbie’s story, I knew that rejection looks different for everyone. I too experienced deep feelings of unworthiness as a child and an adult.
Debbie continues her story but she points out two powerful truths about rejection.
Rejection is no respecter of persons, it affects us all, just in different ways and to different extremes.
Rejection can blind us to the truth and place seeds that grow roots that entangle many areas of our life and heart.
What does rejection look like in your own life? How do you overcome the sting of rejection? Are you still on the path to defeating it once and for all?
Debbie doesn’t stop with these truths. She shares what she knows about rejection, what she’s learned and what you need to know. Click here to read the rest of Debbie’s story and know that God is bigger than any of the times you felt unwanted or unloved.
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As we continue this series on perseverance, we pray you feel encouraged, blessed and better equipped to embrace perseverance in your own life.
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A big YES to that. A rejection is never permanent. It is God’s way of redirecting us.
Rejection is never permanent when we choose God to help us overcome the burden. And yes God loves nothing more than to redirect us into His arms.
Thank you, Mary. How God helps Debbie to overcome those feelings of rejection is encouraging. Those deep feelings of unworthiness certainly do go deep, don’t they? Thank you for being so sensitive to those who struggle with it. Love and hugs to you!
God is good to come alongside us even in those moments of rejection. Debbie shares a story of redemption because she ultimately chose God when she played the game so long ago. It is easy to carry to feelings of unworthiness or rejection. When we allow God to carry the burden, we become whole in His love. Thank you for visiting and following along as we look at perseverance.
Another great post! This series is really good and it’s lovely to meet some of your other blogging friends too!
Thank you Lesley! I hope you take some time to visit my other friends. You will be blessed!