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  • Kayla Roberson

Rejected For My Protection

Rejection is the opposite of feeling accepted. All of us have or will experience rejection at some point in our lives. Honestly, it’s impossible to avoid it altogether. Rejection often is viewed as someone that isn’t liked, valued, or important. Truthfully, it just means that certain situations with a person didn’t work out, and I know it doesn’t feel good, but it happens and it’s a part of life. Being rejected can bring on emotions of distress, frustration, and embarrassment. These emotions can then cause an individual to start to reject themselves. A person may then start to entertain inner thoughts of feeling they are not good enough, or asking why they may not fit in with a certain crowd of people, or a certain person. Acknowledging what happened and accepting that it was hurtful is a great first step to overcoming rejection. Sometimes it helps to express verbally to yourself or to another trusted individual how feeling rejected made you feel. The one thing you want to try to avoid is continuously dwelling on what happened; this is a way to for sure inflict self-blame onto yourself.

Everyone deals with rejection differently. Low self-esteem, loneliness, and personal insecurities can cause a person to be more sensitive to rejection than others. This may cause a person to likely engage in future behaviors that lead to other incidents of rejection. A couple ways to overcome rejection is to always remind yourself of your worth, and try to keep things in perspective about what happened; this can help avoid worrying about future encounters of rejection. In some of my own personal experiences with rejection, it was God protecting me from certain things. I couldn’t see it at the time, but I was able to see it later on. God then reminded me of who I Am and my purpose. This then allowed me to replay the situation back in my head, and see how that person or situation didn’t line up with my purpose, so I couldn’t be connected. Sometimes, God is moving things and people out of our way for our own good. He knows the plans that he has for us, and what and who we need to fulfill them.

I want to encourage you to find the purpose in your rejection. I know when we have bad experiences in life, it’s so easy to constantly focus on the bad, but try to switch your focus and find the good. I’m thankful for my rejection moments; it has made me a better, stronger person in so many ways. I have learned to embrace that I’m not for everybody, but I’m for SOMEBODY!!! I promise you will know the ones who you have been called to be divinely connected too.

Coach Kayla

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