Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fear of Rejection

John 6:37 - However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.

Rejection is not an easy thing to handle. Many people fear it. Many times in our lives, there will be people who desert us and do not want anything to do with us. These people may be close friends and family, or even distant people who do not know us very well. Most of the time, those who reject us base their reasons for doing so on a matter of performance. They want us to meet certain expectations, and when we don't, they reject us. And sometimes, if we are not careful, we will allow certain circumstances to prevent us from properly discerning these kinds of people. In addition, if we allow every rejection to hurt us, we may make the mistake of rejecting others in return. This, however, is not the attitude that God wants His people to have.

If we know Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, He promises in John 6:37 that He will never reject us. He loves us no matter what, and we can come to Him as we are. He will accept us the way we are, no matter what we have done. Some people think they have to clean up their lives before they come to know Jesus Christ. However, that is not true. Come as you are, and Jesus saves and changes you. Salvation is not based on what we have done, but it is based on what Christ did for us. His love for us is not based on performance. He just loves us - no excuses. That's one thing that makes Him incomparable. Never place human characteristics on Jesus because He is like no other. He is the One who can remove the feeling of rejection and give us the proper comfort that we need.

If you are interested in coming to know Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, follow the link below to see specific passages from the Bible regarding Salvation:
More Info About Salvation

The world may reject us, but if you are in Christ, God will never let you go.

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