If God loves us unconditionally as individuals,
then why do we shrink away and feel guilty or dirty when rejected by people?
“The fear of rejection prevents connection, and the only way to get rid of fear is to do the thing you fear the most. Learn communication skills, replace bad relationships, reach out and risk connecting with someone.” -Rick Warren
“Let love be your highest goal!” (1 Corinthians 14:1 NLT)”
To overcome the fear of rejection, learn to live from the strength that comes from Christ, which says - "You are worthwhile and complete in Him, and have no need to fear the words of man! "
This is confidence that comes from God, and not our own efforts.
Immersing yourself in the truth of Gods word will become like healthy food to your brain, developing new thought patterns to replace the old ones inserted by Satan.
As your new thinking emerges and grows, and when those practices become regular to you, you will have exercised one of the most powerful tools given you by God, the power to Choose.
If you routinely choose unhealthy foods, then you will have an unhealthy body.
The same is true of your thinking, and your friends.
If the people you are surrounded by continually speak words of abuse, rejection, or condemnation, make the choice to find new people - healthy people, to spend time with and speak to about life.
And if you are a “prisoner” to your surroundings,
whether by incarceration or the ‘ties’ of family, work, and neighbors,
develop a new response to their bad behaviors;
reject it and move on in Gods truth -
that you are better than your past, and the limited thinking of their minds.
Confrontations and rejections need not unsettle us,
because we are rooted in a source stronger and better than ourselves.
You are loved, completely forgiven, totally accepted, a child of God!