I thought I was the only one. Or at least, a rarity.
Uninvited. On the outside looking in.
And that means that maybe you, too, need some guidance to deal with rejection.
My biggest takeaway? That rejection can sometimes be protection from something you wanted, but didn’t know would be bad for you.
As I’m applying this new mindset, I’m reminded of the meme with the little girl clutching a Teddy bear as Jesus tries to coax it out of her hands. “Just trust Me,” He says. She’s telling Him, “But I really love it.” Meanwhile, what she doesn’t know is that He has an even bigger one for her behind His back.
I’m learning to trust on a deeper level that God has what’s best for me in mind; that takes the sting out of it when I feel left out. It’s like He has to make room for the best by getting rid of the mediocre that I thought looked so enchanting.
Perhaps the most poignant part for me is knowing that while Lysa wrote the book, she was about to face the most heartbreaking rejection to date—her husband’s infidelity and the loss of her marriage.
As a writer, I can relate to the particular vulnerability of laying our hearts out on the page for the public to read. Sometimes the story shifts in unexpected ways and we live it out in front of everyone.
Proverbs 31 Ministries and Lysa’s work have been such a blessing to me and so many others. I say all of this to acknowledge the personal cost to the author for writing this book so that others may find the peace we can have, knowing that we can heal and overcome feelings of rejection.
If you haven’t read this book yet, I would highly recommend it as well worth the investment.