Who among us do not like being loved and accepted by others?  It's a basic human need and if we don't have it, it definitely affects our self esteems, probably a little more than any of us would like to admit.  And how we feel about ourselves is often projected to every single person we meet.  We don't have to say a word for them to feel it.  They respond in kind by mirroring our feelings through their treatment of us.

A friend of mine just told me she ran into an old high school classmate at the post office who snubbed her.  It hurt her deeply.  She immediately asked herself, What did I do to her to get the cold shoulder?  She sat and racked her brain trying to recall what she might have done?  We randomly pop into the break room at work, and catch our coworkers talking behind our back. Ouch, that hurt. What did I do to deserve that, we want to know?  Our best friend seems to be avoiding our repeated phone calls.  A neighbor ignores our "Hello." It's all the same thing:  Blatant rejection!  And it doesn't feel good.   

I grew up with girl that lived down the street from me.   I was in elementary school and high school with her.  Mary, (not her real name), never responded well to compliments.  The minute she was given a compliment, she hung her head and immediately rejected it.  If I told her she looked pretty, she responded, "No I don't."  Mary didn't believe in herself and everyone knew it.   Her demeanor, facial expressions, and slouched posture spoke volumes about how she felt about herself.

Mary could have been a  victim of verbal abuse that was crippling her emotionally by the day.  It's a sad story, but one most of us can relate to.   Crawling out of a pit like Mary's is not only possible, its vital to our success in life and our creating a healthy self esteem for ourselves.

No matter where this low level thinking comes from, its time we put the kibash on it once and for all.  You were made to SHINE!  You are ADEQUATE.  You are ENOUGH.  You have TALENTS. You have GIFTS GALORE.  You are BeYOUtiful!  Enough of the negative crap.  It's time you began believing in who God made you to be.  It's time you look at HIS PERSPECTIVE in the BIBLE. His perspective of you is the only one that really matters, BIG FAT PERIOD! Get yourself a Promise Book from the local Christian Bookstore, and start speaking His Word over yourself and toss low level, sleazy thinking, out the window. Enough is enough!

Let me leave you with a BeYOUtiful quote by Marianne Williamson and let's end with a prayer:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened by you shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Pray this with me:  

"Dear Father,

I take authority over this Rejection that has riddled my life!  On the authority of your written Word, I bind all spirits of Rejection, including peer rejection, rejection from authority figures, parents, teachers, peers, perceived rejection, and command them to go to the place appointed for them by Jesus Christ now, in Jesus name. I break all ties and attachments with rejection, including worthlessness, insecurity, inferiority, shame, and guilt.

I ask that you fill me with acceptance because in accordance with your Word, I am accepted in the Beloved.  Fill me also with the spirit of adoption, whereby I can cry Abba Father!  I thank you that I have been adopted into your kingdom as an heir to the throne of Christ and a Son/Daughter (Ephesians 1:5-6).

I am loved. I am accepted. I am special.  There is a call on my life that only I can fulfill.  I am worthy.  And, most of all I have the victory!"

After you have prayed this prayer, continue to decree and declare it.  (When your enemy-the devil, whispers in your ear that you are rejected, immediately declare God's Word over yourself from Ephesians 1:5-6 and stand on that knowledge."  

Don't back down, don't back up, and choose to believe the TRUTH of God's Word and not the enemy's lies about who you are!  Amen?  Amen!  You've got this!

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