Saturday, 2nd December 2023

Reflection on rejection – Part 3

By Stephen Wolemonwu
09 July 2023   |   4:05 am
Venerable Stephen Wolemonwu is the Rector, Ibru Ecumenical Centre, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State.  

The Rector, Venerable Stephen Wolemonwu

Things To Reject When Rejected On
• Never beg to be accepted, it increases your vulnerability.
• Never dwell in self-pity.
• Never remain at the same spot; just move on.
• Never wear the same mindset.
• Never close your heart and door to those who rejected you.
• Never do the same thing repeatedly when the result seems negative.

Benefits Of Rejection
• Obstacles when confronted with a positive mindset gives creative tension.
• When rejected, it sends a signal that there is need for improvement, therefore rather than regret, refocus and repackage.
• The beauty of light is more appreciated in the dark. Let the circumstance bring the best out of you.
• Rejection sends the message of reflection; you reflect on what you did wrongly, how you did wrongly, where you did wrongly and when you did wrongly.

These will allow the opportunity for re-setting and re-bottling.
• Without obstacles there may not be tentacles; rejection therefore can help increase your tenacity, awareness, receptivity and navigation.
In rejection you must learn to believe in yourself, even if other people think your ideas are stupid. Life challenges sometimes are charging us for better productivity. Problems of life are stones; make them steppingstones and not stumbling blocks. People are good in casting stones, but whenever people cast their stones on you either out of hatred or rejection, use these stones to build castles.

Scriptures To Turn To When You Feel Rejected
Psalm 94:14: “For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage.”
Psalm 27:10: “For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.”
Jeremiah 30:17: “For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!”
Psalm 34:18: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Isaiah 49:15: “But the Lord says, “can a woman forget her baby? Can she forget the child who came from her body? Even if she can forget her children, I cannot forget you.”

1 Samuel 12:22: “Indeed, for the sake of His great name, the Lord will not abandon His people, because He was pleased to make you His own.”

Psalm 37:28: “For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.”

• Venerable Stephen Wolemonwu is the Rector, Ibru Ecumenical Centre, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State.