Rejection is such an ugly animal but it can also be one of the greatest stimulation tools given to mankind. Rejection has the ability to either motivate the recipient or cause the person whom rejection is inflicted to retreat into a cave of depression.
I am quite familiar with the antics of rejection, and have felt the pangs of pain which it caused. In my past I also used stimulants to dull the pain of rejection. Retreating to what I felt was a safe and secure environment was one of the many devices I used to build a wall of protection.
Unfortunately while assembling the bricks which I felt would be a refuge, only became a prison-a place of confinement which only accommodated minimum visitors. While I was diligent in designing the exterior of my life, little did I realize I was neglecting the interior structure of my spirit man, as well as my heart.
" But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good..."
What I failed to realize, was that I was secluding myself from myself. I was not giving myself options, I only chose to accept the rejection and allow the terms which were used toward me to become me. How could I become so disillusioned with the statements of others; when I knew me better than anyone?
I had to make a decision, and proclaim, what the enemy meant for harm, God would turn it around for good and prosperous over my life! I will not say making the decision was swift, but I can say it was timely. Rejection raises its head in numerous forms. I cannot say one form of rejection is more devastating than the other, because rejection affects each individual differently. Rejection can be physical, mental, emotional or even spiritual. Rejection in relationships may cause the effected recipient to distrust, and form boundaries which don't allow anyone to penetrate. Spiritual rejection from leaders and colleagues can cause one to withdraw from kingdom assignments and responsibilities. Mental anguish and emotional stress manifests itself when rejection is afflicted upon others.
Rejuvenation began, when I realized the attack of rejection was to be used as a strengthening agent in my life. How could rejection rejuvenate me? How could pain provoke me? How could anguish announce my anointing? Rejection made me realize, there was something in my life so valuable, so important, so needed that the enemy would use drastic measures to cancel my assignment! Rejection unveiled the fact that the enemy "knew" that as a kingdom citizen, I had been endowed with power that he did not want me to use! As I began to value what was vested within me...I felt a surge, a quickening, an awakening....I was being rejuvenated for His use in the kingdom!
Joy became my strength, and love became my hope! I began to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness! (Isaiah 61:3) I could literally feel the wind blowing on my dry bones, and they began to live again. I was being restored, into a spiritually, physically and emotionally healthy being...Yes I am rejuvenated! I now recognize, acknowledge my value, and wish the same for you. I stand in agreement with you that every attack of rejection become a stepping stone to your rejuvenated walk in power!
Walk In Power,
Dr. BJ Relefourd
Lady LaKesia Scott- Editorial Proofreader
Women of Power Woman of the Year 2014