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Really, who likes rejection?

Rejection is an emotional word, and a feeling that I, and perhaps you, would like to avoid.

It seems to me everyone desires to feel significant, accepted, and secure. Those are common aspirations for most people.

Believing you have been rejected, forgotten, or disregarded can send a surge of emotions. Your mind and feelings take flight imagining all sorts of tales.

While reading a section in Unraveled-Rewoven, ROBBED a few questions came to my mind that I thought were worth discussing and getting your feedback.


Book One: ROBBED

Chapter 8: pages 77-86

Catherine has recently moved to back to the states, to a new city, and is trying to make new friends. She has arrived to her first outing, supposedly to meet with Hunter.

It’s my turn to be seated. Gesturing the hostess, I refer to the couple standing behind me.

“Please let them go. I’m waiting for a friend to arrive.”

I check my watch at ten minutes after seven. I peek at the many souls now standing behind me in line. I motion yet again, this time, to a couple with their teenaged daughter. My smile, strained, as I look around for Hunter. He isn’t here.

Is he standing me up? He has five more minutes before I’m out of here. I understand being a few minutes late. But fifteen minutes is downright rude. What’s up with these American men?

I shuffle my feet, switching my purse from one shoulder to the other while battling the feelings of anger paired with downright embarrassment. I’ve never been stood up. The thought of rejection stirs with a painful stab. Gritting my teeth, I search for the door, ready to run out of the restaurant.

Pages 77-78

Have you been stood up or forgotten by a friend, family, or coworker, etc. after making plans or a date? What emotions did you feel?

Share how would you deal or have dealt with being rejected, stood up or disregarded?

Why do you believe it is important to feel significant, accepted, and secure?

I would love to hear your stories and feedback on this subject. Thank you for taking the time to join me on this blog.

For more information and free Bible verses on being significant, accepted, and secure, see resource on my website.

John 1:12 NKJV But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

Romans 8:37-39 NKJV Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 4:13 NKJV I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Sondra Umberger, Author, Speaker, Christian counselor, an ordained minister, and President of Healing Hearts Ministry, Inc., Connecting to Christ, offers faith-based materials and counsel on how to prevail over the challenges and struggles of life. Sondra addresses a variety of topics, including confronting and overcoming trauma and abuse.

Sondra having practiced Christian counseling from 2000-2021 is available to speak on an array of topics encouraging healing and freedom.

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