UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls

21. Who Are You Listening To? Don't Let Rejection Define You!

May 31, 2021 Jamie Kirschner Season 1 Episode 21
UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls
21. Who Are You Listening To? Don't Let Rejection Define You!
Show Notes

Don’t let rejection define who you believe that you are. 

As a Christian, there will times in our lives when people or things try to come at us and we have the opportunity to feel rejected or unwanted, but it’s up to us whether or not we are going to let what others say about us define or do to us define who we we think we are!

 When we give in to those thoughts of rejection, we are giving those people who rejected us control over our lives. You are worth so much more than letting those people control you and determine your worth. God saw you as priceless. He saw you as so valuable that that He sent His Son do die for everything you have ever done in your past and will ever do. 

Rejection does not measure your true worth.
I think of Leah and Rachel in Genesis 29. Rachel was the beautiful sister and Leah was the less than desirable sister. Even though Leah felt rejected and unwanted, she decided to choose to turn to God. In return, God showed Leah how much He loved her and how valuable she was to Him and He will do the same for you when you reach out to Him!

Hebrews 13:15 says, “God will never leave you nor forsake you.” That word forsake means abandon…God will never leave you nor will He abandon you!

 See, God faces rejection every day when people choose not to believe in Him and His love for them. Jesus understands, too, what it was like to be rejected and abandoned…He was rejected over and over again throughout His life and ministry. 

When you feel rejected, abandoned, unwanted…know that Jesus understands what you’re going through. He has been there Himself. Also know that when you feel rejected, God still chooses you! In Him He says, “You belong! There is a reason you are on this earth. You were created for a purpose. 

In God, you are noticed. 
When you reach out to Him, He’s reaching back to you right where you are.

In God, you are accepted.
Ephesians 1:3-6 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”

In God you are blessed, chosen, loved, predestined, adopted, delivered, forgiven, accepted, and you are valuable!

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