It is important to realize that these symptoms can be partially enhanced by evil spirits of rejection. These evil spirits have gained a doorway into your life in some way or another (see reasons for rejection), and these evil spirits are the ones responsible for your state of rejection. Also they can and will use other people to make you feel even more rejected. When you are being rejected by a person, it is not the person itself that rejects you, but the demon inside that person. The problem is, that often these people are not aware that they are being used by a demon to inject pain to someone else. The good news is that you can be delivered from demons of rejection. But you need to realize that once you have been delivered from these, your healing process needs to begin. Deliverance will set you free, but the damage that has been done, sometimes throughout your whole life, needs to be healed. This is where counselling sets in, where it can give you the tools needed to bring about your healing process through and with the help and love Jesus Christ.
What exactly is rejection
Rejection is the feeling of being utterly unloved, unwanted, of not feeling good enough. Rejection is the absence of acceptance of others towards a person. The result of rejection is pain. And this pain can go very deep. It can devastate a victim’s life. Rejection has a deep impact in a person’s personality. An not only in their personality but also in their spirituality. Rejection has a deep impact in the spiritual realm also. Rejection may be a doorway for demonic infestation, demonic interference in your life.
Causes for rejection
There are many causes for rejection, some even demonic. The most common causes of rejection are rejection of parents, rejection of husband/wife, rejection of children, rejection at work, rejection of friends. These are the most common roots and causes that cause rejection. But we must not forget that there are many, many other forms and causes of rejection. Sometimes, more often than we acknowledge, rejection is even inherited through the generational line. Understand this: rejection is a tool of Satan to bring harm into your life. He will use every opportunity to use this weapon against you. Even more, when you have been rejected by loved ones. This causes great distress and pain. These are the doorways for Satan to enter into your life and cause you more pain!
Biblical Examples of Rejected People
There are innumerable examples of people who have been severely rejected in the Bible. All prophets of the Old Testament were rejected, scorned and laughed at.Just read Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Isaiah to get a clear picture of their rejection. They all died a miserable and horrific death due to this rejection. David was rejected by his family and by his son Absalom (1 Samuel 16:5-13;2 Samuel 13: 28-29). He was also rejected by his wife Micha ( 2 Samuel 6:20)who was a daughter of Saul. His best friend rejected him also (2 Samuel 15:12).
Another good example is Jesus. He was rejected by many people (Isaiah 53:3). The apostles were also rejected and suffered much because of this. They were beaten, imprisoned, stoned, flagged and suffered hunger because of rejection.
How do I get out of rejection?
Rejection is an on-going healing process. Healing of rejection is essential for our spiritual development and growth. Healing of rejection usually depends on the extends of rejection suffered. If you have suffered rejection throughout all of your life, the healing process might take longer. One thing we must recognize however, is the fact that we will all suffer rejection at some point in our lives! This can be at work, with friends or even with strangers. We must learn to deal with the negative feelings that accompany rejection.
Step One : pray to the Lord. 1 Peter 5:7 says that “we should cast all care upon Him, for He cares for you”. Ask Him to heal you from the wounds and the emotional pain inflicted by the rejection. Jesus is also known as Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals. He healed many people, and what He did for them, He will surely do for you!
Step two: forgive every one that has rejected you. Forgiveness is maybe ‘the most difficult’ thing to do. Especially if you have suffered severe pain that people have inflicted upon you. But God is firm in this. He clearly states that He will not forgive you if you do not forgive them (Matthew 6:14-15). For further information about forgiveness see forgiveness.
Step three: confess your sins such as bitterness, any thoughts of revenge and confess any harm you might have done to yourself. This is sin! Even though it is perfectly understandable that you might have experienced bitterness, negativity, feelings of revenge or suicide, these still are sin before God. You need to confess them as such. Ask the Lord to cleanse you from your sins with His precious blood shed on the cross for you.
Step four: Renew your mind with positive things (2 Corinthians 10:5). This is very important for it will replace any negative outlook on the self with positive images of how God views you. start to study the Scriptures and see how much you are loved by our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for you on the cross. You musts understand that God wanted you to live. He is the one that has made and created you from the womb (Isaiah 44:2). Surely, that means something, doesn't’t it?! Ponder on this beautiful Scripture: “For I know the thoughts that I thinke towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expectation (Jer. 29:11 KJV).
Step five: Feel accepted and start to enjoy your new acquired status of being beloved by our Lord Jesus Christ.. It is very common for rejected people to feel unloved, especially by loved ones and friends. This takes them so far that they will even distrust family and close friends. Start recognizing that you are accepted in the beloved (Eph 1:6).
Step six: Get yourself delivered from those demons of rejection. This is very important! Find a good deliverance ministry in your area and get yourself delivered. You will feel the difference!