Rejection is never easy, but rejection from people we care about really hurts. Maybe it’s the rejection of losing your job or having a spouse walk out on you. Sometimes rejection can be so devastating we are not sure we are going to recover. The devil will try to destroy a child of God with rejection by using deception and distraction. Here are five ways you can prevent rejection from gaining a stronghold in your life:
A number of years ago on my birthday, a terrorist attempted to kill me. I am certain that had the angels of the Lord not protected me, he would have succeeded. He had already killed two people—a state trooper and a Jewish pawn shop owner. When I was informed of his arrest, a spirit of fear hit me. When he was finally caught, he had my address and my unlisted phone number on the front seat of his car.
In 1992, we were privileged to have Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek address our Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem Rally in Dallas, Texas. Teddy Kollek was the Mayor of Jerusalem at the time of the liberation of the Holy City in 1967 and for many years after. The following excerpts are taken from his remarks that evening:
Israel has a historic peace opportunity because of two world leaders: the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. They both share the same worldview of moral clarity…or simply put, good versus evil.