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Resist Rejection and Embrace Edification – February 19 Inspiration

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Resist rejection. Embrace edification. Not an easy task.  It’s so easy to be offended and hurt by rejection, and really take it personally. Then we also have to be careful not to say or do something that makes others feel rejected. We have to find an effective and positive way to respond, rather than react, to rejection. Edification–building up and encouraging others, and receiving it for ourselves–is a much better behavior to embrace.

 

Here’s your inspiration for this Friday evening…

 

“Do you feel as though the world is against you?

Does it seem that no matter how hard you try,

no one is pleased?

Maybe you have conflict with a family member.

Perhaps your boss finds fault with your work.

Sooner or later you will experience some form of rejection.

Not everybody will like you.

Some may even aggressively dislike you.

No one enjoys being rejected,

but you can learn to handle rejection

and get on with your life

if you remember that Jesus was also

rejected and despised.

If you feel rejected,

give your hurt to God.”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

I needed to read this today, because I’ve had at least three events occur very similar to the ones described. It is difficult to not take rejection personally and to not get offended. Yet it’s better to resist rejection and embrace edification from those people who are more understanding and have a gift for building us up instead of tearing us down.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you handle rejection well? How do you manage to resist rejection?

Are you able to offer edification and encouragement to others who feel rejected?

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16 Comments

  1. Mhaan A.

    Such an inspirational post. Thanks for sharing dear.
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    19 . Feb . 2016
  2. Elizabeth O.

    People take rejection as a bad thing. Yes, of course it affects you, but if you dwell on it, that’s the time that it will get you, without you even realizing it. It’s tough to be rejected, but what’s tougher is not being able to move on from it.

    20 . Feb . 2016
  3. tara pittman

    Rejection is very hard. It takes down my self worth.
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    20 . Feb . 2016
  4. Nicole Escat

    Rejection is so hard, but we need to deal and overcome it 🙂

    20 . Feb . 2016
  5. Claire

    I don’t take rejection well but I’m working on not being so hard on myself.
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    20 . Feb . 2016
  6. Ana De- Jesus

    I agree I find it is so difficult to accept rejection and I need to be better at handling it!
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    20 . Feb . 2016
  7. Terri Beavers

    I think I handle rejection pretty well. At least better than some I know lol. A great read.
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    20 . Feb . 2016
  8. Claudette

    I fully understand what you mean and have learned to see rejection as doors that we not for me remaining closed. I try not to take it personal.
    Claudette recently posted..Power: It’s Yours, So Claim It!

    20 . Feb . 2016
  9. Katarzyna

    I got immune to rejection, unless it’s something very, very serious and personal. Some years ago I would take everything personally and it was killing me, but then I realized that most of the time it is NOT personal and I can’t please everyone either. So I developed sort of a thick skin and learned to treat rejection as a natural thing that happens in life. Some things are not good for you and if you’re being rejected it means that was the case in the end 😉
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    20 . Feb . 2016
  10. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    Rejection is definitely hard to handle – good for you for looking for way to overcome that weakness!
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    20 . Feb . 2016
  11. Marielle Altenor

    I hate feeling rejected. It’s really not a good feeling at all. But when you work in a DS you have to learn to get passed rejections and not let it defeat you.
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    20 . Feb . 2016
  12. Dogvills

    It hurts to be rejected, but we all need to learn to resist this. I just think that maybe it wasn’t good for me, that is why I was rejected.
    Dogvills recently posted..How to Housebreak Your Puppy Without a Crate

    21 . Feb . 2016
  13. Healing Tomato

    Take it from a person who has received so many rejections and is still standing today – Your words are very true and you have written a great post

    21 . Feb . 2016
  14. Ana Fernandez

    I have helped other handle rejection as i would like to be helped. Just talk it out and let them now how great they are.
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    22 . Feb . 2016
  15. Mardene Carr

    Honestly, I just smile when some of these things happen, especially when the motives are really obvious. IN life you will win some and lose some so I just keep it moving
    Mardene Carr recently posted..Ruby Bridges – Then and Now

    22 . Feb . 2016
  16. Amy Jones

    Rejection is a normal thing in this life we must know how to deal with as hard as it can be for us and trust that there are people that care about us that can help us overcome every step back
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    22 . Feb . 2016

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