|Series Theme: Spiritual Warfare|
Title: 10. Clearing the Past: c) Rejection
In these four pages of "Clearing the Past" we consider Guilt, Fear & Anxiety, Rejection and Unresolved Conflict as four areas where things from the past impinge on the present.
On this page we move on to consider "Rejection", how it occurs, the effect it has on us and dealing with it. By comparison with the previous page, this one will be very brief.
1. How it occurred?
2. The Effect it had on us
Likely effects will be:
Possibly invoking a curse upon ourselves or on others, e.g.
Generally being limited in the way we relate to others
It is helpful to understand the other person's distress
3.2 Come to the Truth (look up and meditate on each of the following verses)
God never rejects us Rom 8:31b / Heb 13:5b / Eph 1:4 / Psa 139:13, 16
You are precious to Him Acts 20:28
3.3 Meditate on the Truth
Consider what the Bible teaches as truth, e.g.
Joseph was rejected by his brothers, but see what God did through him.
Moses was rejected by his people in Egypt, but God was still able to use him wonderfully
David was rejected by Saul, but it didn't stop him going on to be king
3.4 Deal with your Wrong Responses
Repent of not having sought God for His grace before
- He was always there to help you.
- challenge the “poor old me” feelings.
- you will believe God
- you will go on to receive His purposes for your life.
Determine to live out positively with Christ's help & praise Him for it!