Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives…” Luke 4:18
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32
If you have been hurt or wounded, you may still struggle with thoughts and feelings of rejection. If you are still feeling the pain even after forgiving the one who hurt you, you are not completely free yet.
The enemy uses rejection to plant lies in our mind. To be free, you must realize who your enemy is; it is not flesh and blood or the person who rejected you. You must recognize the lies and come completely out of agreement with them.
Jesus came to set us free from rejection. He set’s us free with the Truth. Scripture tells us not to give a place for the enemy. "In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Ephesians 4:26, 27)
The Lies from Rejection
Childhood is the most vulnerable time in our life. During the formative years, we look to the adults that are closest to us for acceptance and validation. If our parents failed to recognize or validate us, then lies can be embraced.
Lies that remain in a child’s mind over the course of time grow and take over their thoughts, like weeds take over a garden.
Adulthood and childhood lies sound the same:
• “There is something wrong with me”
• “I’m not good enough”
• “I will never be good enough”
• “Nobody cares”
• “I’m unwanted”
• “I don’t belong”
• “Nobody loves me”
• “Why try?”
Has the enemy used rejection to plant lies in your mind? You must replace the lies with the truth of God’s Word.