Our stories are riddled with the sting of rejection. It’s feeling like a failure or being heartbroken. It’s being left out or misunderstood. It’s the parent who neglected us or the person who betrayed our trust. It’s even in the way we think or talk about ourselves and question our relationship with God.
Whether it happened in grade school or last week, rejection can leave deep scars that affect our relationships, our self-worth, and our identities for years to come. And while we can’t control when rejection appears, we can control how we react when it does.
Kait Warman, the author of Thank You for Rejecting Me, is on the show offering practical tools to help us heal from the past, walk in strength, and love in the future.
“We have to realize how rejection has held us back.”
“Rejection is something we will experience the rest of our lives, so how can we face them with resilience in the future?”
“God allows pain in our life for a reason.”
“What is your relationship with yourself and what is your relationship with God?”
“External rejections are often self-fulfilling prophecies of what we already believe about ourselves.”
“Body shame is a way we self- reject. 90% of women struggle with body image.”
“We are our own worst bullies.”
“When we fail, it gives us an opportunity to persevere.”
“Jesus experienced the ultimate rejection and the depth of grief that comes with rejection.”
“Your rejection could be a redirection.”
“God is with you in your pain. You have to grieve hopefully.”
“We need to be honest with our emotions. It’s ok to lament.”
“Hope is not the absence of pain but an expectation of future good. God will redeem it someday.”
“God, I don’t know how You will do this, but I trust that You will.”
“One of the best antidotes for hatred is compassion.”
“Who are you belonging to? We try to fit in and therefore forget our true identity.”
“Experiencing pain will transform us into something beautiful.”
“Reflect on the ways you’ve self- rejected and give yourself a love offering. If you don’t love yourself you will lose yourself.”
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