Ok, ok, I admit it, I really havenâ€™t said much about the old, â€œFear of rejectionâ€ thing.
Wanna know why?
Doesnâ€™t matter, Iâ€™m going to tell you anyway.
Itâ€™s because, even though Iâ€™ve felt it plenty of times myself, I always come back to the truth that that fear is from the evil one and he (Satan) presents it in a much scarier package than it really is.
Once you unwrap it and hold it up to the light, itâ€™s almost embarrassing that we ever feel this way at all.
But itâ€™s also understandable.
We want people to like us.
I havenâ€™t heard of too many individuals whose goal in life is to be hated.
Ok, maybe Dennis Rodman, but you gotta admit, heâ€™s a bit of a maverick.
No, most people will do just about anything to be liked. No one likes rejection, or even the possibility of it. Howeverâ€¦
Sometimes itâ€™s a distinct possibility and there is nothing you can do about it. Itâ€™s at those times where we most hold that fear up to the light and decide whether what we are offering is â€˜worth the riskâ€™ or not.
And what are we offering?
Reconciliation with our Creator through His Son Jesus Christ.
Heâ€™s the only way.
The only truth
The only life
Theyâ€™ll ever have.
And, should they bend the knee to Jesus?
Well, it would be well worth the risk of rejection.
I have more to say on this, so, as youâ€™re probably used to by now, letâ€™s call thisâ€¦