devotions

Facing the Fear of Rejection

April 5, 2017

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
For years I feared rejection. Without realizing it, I poured myself into my family and ministry to distract me from dealing with this fear. So God challenged me to face it because the more we grow in the Lord, the more He will shine His light on our fears.
If I were scared of heights, I would go skydiving. If I were scared of water, I would go swimming. If I were scared of bugs, I would call my husband because I’m still working on that one. But how do you get over a fear of rejection? I believe you put yourself out there. You be yourself. You open up. So I did. Initially, it was scarier than skydiving, scarier for me than deep sea diving or any sport that can kill you. I asked myself what’s the worst that could happen if someone rejects me? I realized nothing at all. I’d just keep moving on and keep living. So I opened up and faced my fear and received love instead. I received love instead of the rejection the enemy told me I’d receive.
The devil is a liar, and when we listen to him, we rob ourselves of the life God intended for us to live and enjoy. So one by one, I’m learning to tackle every fear in my life, both small and great because I want to live without fear. I want to live.
I encourage you to do the same. Tackle one fear at a time. Take a deep breath. You can do it. Don’t let the enemy rob you of the life God intended for you to live. The truth is, no matter who rejects you, you are accepted by God and so loved by Him.
Prayer: Father God I thank you for helping me to confront my fears. I desperately want to please you. Help me, Lord to face every fear in my heart. I thank you for your encouragement, Father. I thank you for helping me do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank you for your deep abiding love for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Hebrews 11:6; Galatians 5:6; Philippians 4:13)

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8 Comments

  • Reply April April 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Good Morning DOTK, this is confirmation. I thank you all for these encouraging words. I am currently reading a book by Dr. David Jeremiah Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, Ca called What Are You Afraid Of? I am facing fears and I ask for you all to pray for me and my family. Be Bless

    • Reply wanda williams April 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Good morning April, God has not given you the spirit of fear but of power and of love and a sound mind, The devil is a lie…you and your family stand on the WORD of GOD. Remember fear don’t come from God. God Bless you all In Jesus Name Amen 🕇

  • Reply R Jones April 5, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Thank you Lord for Loving me and helping me to trusted you and Jesus name Amen

  • Reply Diane k April 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Praise Jesus he has already won the battle for us.

  • Reply wanda williams April 5, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Thank you God I can face rejection and it moving, it’s just something you can’t hold on to, I have to keep moving forward. Thank you God for taking the fear away, Thank you for this word today In Jesus Name Amen 🕇🙌☺

  • Reply JamaliaGainer April 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I just love how the Lord confirms things through your daily devotions. I have been dealing with fear lately and I told myself that I would let fear Go. Your words help me everyday. I look forward to reading them daily God Bless you 😘

  • Reply Tonia April 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Thank you for this for right now I am dealing with rejection and I know God loves me and He is with me. Blessings to you

  • Reply NeMichelle April 7, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Amen and Amen 💖💖💖
    DOTK🌞🌹Blessings❗😄🙏🙏🙏

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