Rejection pierces our heart.
When someone criticizes or shuns us, we can feel insignificant, worthless and unlovable.
Our desire for acceptance and approval is at the core of all rejection. We want to believe that people like us, enjoy our company, and even prefer our friendship over others.
When someone rebuffs or mistreats us, we create negative feelings about ourselves and we label ourselves as unimportant and undeserving.
Your co-workers met for happy hour and they didn’t invite you. Your boyfriend or husband criticized and neglected you. Or your girlfriend ditched you to go out with a man. You go out with man, have a great time and he never calls you back. You post your vacation snapshots on Facebook and no one gives you a thumbs up.
Sadly, you feel like you’re not good enough and others dislike you.
We let someone’s negative attitude define us and we mistakenly assume that their opinion is also the opinion of others.
Someone’s disapproval may not be about you, but about their negative mindset and attitudes.
Girlfriend, tattoo this on your forehead! IT’S NOT YOU!