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Fear and Rejection – February 2 Inspiration

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Fear and rejection. Two powerful negative entities or events. It’s amazing how much fear alone can impact and interfere with living a happy, successful life. Combine fear with rejection, and you have a lethal combination that can stunt growth in many areas of life…and even cause people to reject themselves and never fulfill their potential or purpose in life.

 

 

Here is your inspiration for today…

 

“Fear can actually make you sick to your stomach.

It can make you so tense and nervous

 that everyone around you

notices something is wrong…

What’s more, just as confidence is contagious,

so is lack of self-confidence.

When we possess no inner confidence,

no one else has confidence in us either.

When we think people are rejecting us,

we feel hurt by them.

But for fearful, under-confident people,

the root of the problem

is that they are rejecting themselves.

They are rejecting the person

God intended them to be.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Women Devotional”

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My reflections:

I’ve experienced fear and rejection at times in my life. I know I certainly suffer from lack of self-confidence  in some areas of my life. I know I need to rely on God to overcome these weaknesses, to allow Him to instill confidence; or better yet, to have confidence that He will complete what He has planned for me as long as  remain committed to Him.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you suffer from fear, rejection, or both? Does self-confidence come naturally to you or do you also struggle with confidence?

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22 Comments

  1. Amber NElson

    Yes and yes. Fear is such a horrible feeling. I am working on being more mindful in my life and trying to see the good in all things.

    02 . Feb . 2016
  2. Olivia

    Fear and rejection are part of life and self-confidence can be the “face” that you hide behind!

    02 . Feb . 2016
  3. tara pittman

    I suffer from fear every day. Fear of someone not approving of my work.

    02 . Feb . 2016
  4. Elizabeth O.

    Fear is what keeps us from going after what we want. Once we get rid of fear, we start to live life the way we want to live it. It’s such a beautiful thing, to overcome fear.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  5. Salma

    I have often been afflicted with fear, especially growing up and yes, it can have a negative impact for a long time.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  6. Ash

    As Frank Herbert said, “I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer.” Too bad it’s so easy to let our fears take over our lives.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  7. Ana De- Jesus

    I have a fear of rejection and it is something that stems from my anxiety.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  8. Zoe

    I live with fear every single day. Fear of not being good enough. I fear change the most and don’t know where to go with that.fear holds me still in my life. I wanna wake up and be fearless but don’t know how.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  9. Eugenia

    Sometimes I have a fear of receiving some negative feedback from my project. What helps me deal with that rejection is a strong belief that what I am doing is right.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  10. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Fear is a rotten feeling. I hate that feeling.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  11. Alana

    Yes, I suffer from fear. Mostly, lack of confidence. Right now, fear about a health condition – in the next few days I will have a couple of tests, and one of the tests itself is causing some anxiety. On the other hand, I would rather know what is going on.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  12. Mardene Carr

    I don’t really suffer from any of those, thanks be to God. My faith in God has caused me to be more or less fearless. Of course there are short periods of fear going into an unknown situation BUT I totally rely on God to see me through and that alleviates any fear I have

    03 . Feb . 2016
  13. nicole escat

    I have a fear of rejection when my ex really hates me and i hate that feeling.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  14. Nicole Escat

    When I was younger, I always have a fear of rejection, but someone approached me to be confident about yourself. So, I am confident now!

    03 . Feb . 2016
  15. Lexie Lane

    I always have a fear of rejection. It makes me lose my confident every day. Good to read this.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  16. Claudette

    Many of us have experienced or are experiencing both at some time or another so this is a timely reminder that we are not alone and “this too shall pass.”

    03 . Feb . 2016
  17. MyTeenGuide

    Fear is what stops us from achieving our goals. Whenever I feel this, I turn to God and pray.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  18. Amy Jones

    I think it’s somenthing that we all feel. it can be more though for some more than others but in the end we all got take chances despict that fear and with time it’ll get easier

    03 . Feb . 2016
  19. Top5life

    Many a time, these two words, fear and rejection may ruin one’s life. I love the way you share your posts.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  20. Chanelle

    I love Joyce Meyer and her wisdom. I agree, we need to accept who God vlcreated us to be inspite of what others think or feel.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  21. Bernadette

    I think fear is a bigger fear than rejection, for me anyways. I worry about decisions occassionally and thats where the fear comes in.

    03 . Feb . 2016
  22. Anna Mac

    I have a fear of being rejected by my friends, family and partner and at one point it made me go into a shel of anxiety but not anymore! 🙂 xxx

    03 . Feb . 2016

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