Rejection is an act of throwing away or discarding someone or something. This innately implies a lack of value. We begin to feel that we have no value as we experience an overwhelming sense of worthlessness, of being swept aside. Perhaps most significantly, rejection is the act of being denied, love. We feel unwanted and unwelcome!
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Hurt people, hurt people and are easily hurt by other people. That is, the more rejection built up in your life, the easier it is to be hurt by others. Like a wounded pet that bites the owner that is trying to render aid - we hurt others. Hurt people misinterpret the motives of those around them. They can easily default to the worst motive in every situation.
When thoughts of rejection consume us, we have difficulty receiving the love of God. We might receive His love intellectually but find it awkward to emotionally experience it. This also becomes true when others try to express their love to us. We resist their affections in proportion to the degree of rejection built up in our lives. We can become paranoid - inventing a hurtful motive in every encounter (2).
1. God’s Kingdom is one of love, unconditional acceptance, and forgiveness. He offers us mercy and grace without limit.
2. Satan’s Kingdom is one where there is no love, joy, peace, acceptance, or forgiveness. There is only condemnation, rejection, disillusionment, destruction, division, and despair. Satan’s goal is to steal our love of God.
Satan's Vision Statement
The thief's (Satan’s) purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. NLT John 10:10 a
Steal - to stealthily, imperceptibly, remove our love, joy, and peace in Christ.
Kill - to remove the true purpose for our lives by seducing us into chasing worthless endeavors.
- Destroy - to ruin our life’s work so that looking back we see a worthless heap of rubble.
God’s Vision Statement
My [God’s] purpose is to give life in all its fullness. NLT John 10:10 b
Rejection to What End?
The Goal of Rejection
The Stronghold of Rejection
Razing the Stronghold
Jesus is the Bondage Breaker!
The First Wall
Razing the Rejection of God
Father, I repent of rejecting You and Your Word. Forgive me, Lord, for not believing that You Love and accept me. I repent of taking things into my own hands. I repent of my pride, stubbornness, self-will, and rebellion. I first bind the strongman of rejection from interfering with the removal of the outer walls of his stronghold in the Lord Jesus’s name. I renounce and cast away all rejection of God and the spirit behind it. I refuse to accept its influence in my life any longer. I break every word, and all agreements I have made with the spirit of rejection of God. I break all connections and generational influences that have to do with the spirit of rejection of God. And now, because of what Jesus has done on the cross, and the authority He has given me, I come against the wall of rejection of God and break it down in the Lord Jesus’ Name!
The Second Wall
Razing the Fear of Rejection
Father, I repent of all deception and lying, suspicion, mistrust, control and manipulation. I repent of trying to please people instead of seeking to please You. I renounce the spirit behind the fear of rejection. I reject its lies. I break all words or agreements with the fear of rejection. I break all connections and generational influences with the fear of rejection. Fear of rejection, in the Authority of the Name of the Lord Jesus, by the Blood of God who became flesh, by the Cross that bore this my curse away, and by the Spirit of Holiness Who raised Jesus Christ from the Dead, I come against you and break down your wall! (Philippians 2:8-10. Hebrews 2:14,15. 1 John 4:2. Galatians 3:13. Romans 8:11. Matthew 16:19. John 10:10)
The Third Wall
Father, I repent of rejecting myself. I repent of hating Your creation. I repent of resisting Your plan for my life. I repent of trying to be someone I was never meant to be. I repent of always needing the approval of others. I choose to accept Your love for me and what I am meant to be. Spirit of self-rejection, I renounce you. I break your power. I break your authority. I break every curse and vow that has given you permission to operate in my life. I choose to accept God’s Word, God’s love, and God’s ways for my life. I break the wall of self-rejection off my life now in the Authority of the Name of the Lord Jesus, by the Blood of God who became flesh, by the Cross that bore this my curse away, and by the Spirit of Holiness Who raised Jesus Christ from the Dead!
The Fourth Wall
The fourth wall is the “Rejection of Others.” When we do not accept personal responsibility for our own actions, we look for opportunities to blame others. We begin to look for someone else or something to blame for unmet expectations. This rejection is rooted in unforgiveness. We seek to punish those that have hurt us by rejecting them. However, we only end up hurting ourselves.
Razing the Rejection of Others
Father, I repent of rejecting others. I repent for having been unforgiving, resentful, and bitter towards others. I repent for allowing the hurt that I received to move me to reject others before they could reject me. Spirit of rejection of others, I renounce you. I refuse to accept your influence in my life any longer. I choose to be a person of acceptance, not rejection. I break all words, agreements, and connections with you. I break all generational influences that would give strength to the rejection of others. I break the wall of rejection of others off my life now in the Authority of the Name of the Lord Jesus, by the Blood of God who became flesh, by the Cross that bore this my curse away, and by the Spirit of Holiness Who raised Jesus Christ from the Dead!
The Strongman of Rejection
Hidden and protected by the four walls of the stronghold is the strongman of rejection. This is the spirit that causes us to turn in on ourselves and lose heart and hope. When we embrace the spirit of rejection, we have difficulty being able to fully receive the love of God. Worship becomes an effort and intimacy with God next to impossible. Feeling worthless makes any attempt at affection seem unreal.
Now, spirit of rejection, your stronghold has been dismantled; you have no protection. I come against you, and I reject you. Your defeat was accomplished at the cross of Jesus. I tell you that your rule in my life ends here, now. Because of the Spirit of God, who gives me power and authority, I command you to loose me from your hold. I command you to leave me now in the Lord Jesus’ name!
God had you in mind before your parents even met!
NAU Genesis 1:26,27 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
God planned for you before you were born!
NAU Psalm 139:13-16 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; 16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
God has beautiful plans for your future from now on!
Prayer of Thanksgiving
I am special. God created me for Himself, and I thank Him for the spirit, soul, and body that He gave me. I accept them as a gift from God and repent overall wrong attitudes I have towards them. I unconditionally forgive every person who has thought, said or done things to or about me that have made me want to reject myself. I dedicate my life afresh to the One who made me, and I rejoice in His goodness! (4)
(1) Left click on the underlined phrase to open another article in a different tab with more explanation.
(2) Blog adapted from:
- End of Rejection: Your Past Is Not Your Future by Chris Hayward, ISBN-13: 9780800796822
- How to Minister Freedom by Doris Wagner, ISBN-13: 978-0800797508
- Healing through Deliverance by Peter Horrobin, ISBN-13: 978-0800794514
- Sexual Healing by David Foster, ISBN-10: 0830737340
(3) First, we must be born again before following these steps. If you are not sure if you are born again, then click here (1).
(4) PowerPoint of this Blog is attached below for downloading.