1: to refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or use
2: : to refuse to hear, receive, or admit
3 : to refuse as lover or spouse
Rejection robs people of relationships. Rejection will make people feel that others don’t love them.
Rejection communicates that a person is unacceptable, of no value, doesn’t belong, unwanted, can’t fit in and unloved. Rejection communicates this message through a disgusted look, disdain, an impatient answer, a snub, through neglect, through abandoning someone, through silence. (Henry Wright, “A More Excellent Way”)
I have learned over the years there are some people who actually have become one with a deep rooted spirit of Rejection(mostly generational passed down from family)that stays with them until they discern and get delivered.. Rejection is considered one of the 7 Strongman Spirits along with Bitterness that we saw yesterday.
We have all dealt with a form of rejection in our lives whether from our parents, divorce,even to not being invited to a party, ect… For me rejection creeped in Jr. High and high school school days through my father. I was driven by performance. My father was the type of person who was always early or on time to everything, always knew the weather before the meteorologist, and planned out his whole year,.
Below are some examples of how performance driven my father was towards me that led to me becoming one with rejection. When I was a sophomore in HS and my Dad was pushing me in soccer to get All- State in Ohio (which means you are the top 25th player in the State) I trained with the best team, went to the best camps but just didn’t make it. I could tell my Dad was disappointed. REJECTION, so what did I do, I worked harder.
Two years later I surpassed All State and I became All-American (Top 25th player in the United States). My fathers comment was you could have gotten this award all along.
I went to college to play soccer at University of Kentucky, by my Sophomore year I was burnt out and wanted to quit. I ended up breaking my leg going into my Junior year and dropped out of school altogether. My father told me I would never make it without a college degree and pretty much stopped talking to me out of embarrassment for a period of time. REJECTION again, so what did I do, I moved to Texas,rehabbed my leg, trained with a women’s team harder then I ever have. So at 27yrs old got another soccer scholarship back to school (Texas Wesleyan) and Graduated!
There are many other circumstances but you get the idea of how I was rejected through performance / driven spirit I came back and did better to feel loved by my father.
Father in the name of Jesus, I speak now to the spirit of Rejection, and it can no longer try and rule over anyone reading this now. I pray that every person reading this that has dealt with this spirit recognize,repent , and renounce it from their lives forever. Father I release the power of the Holy Spirit to fill that void that the spirit of Rejection left and may they lift their head high and walk with no fear. AMEN
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.