Sometimes in life, there are moments where we can see a trend happening. I would like to think that we can learn from them. Lately, I am experiencing rejection and false accusation all around me. It has happened in places of personal relationships (from those closest to me) and in a larger scale (where injustice is a result from a false assumption). As I have noticed the trend, I have been praying and asking what I need to change about myself. What is God trying to teach me through all that is happening around me?
I have been learning a few lessons in navigating this process of rejection and false accusation, I am learning how important honest vulnerable communication is. Words have scarred me in many ways throughout my life, and I have hurt others in ways I have or have not expressed my thoughts. In order to honor and respect others, we need to learn how to communicate well. Danny Silk’s book Keeping Your Love On has been very helpful!
I am also learning that I need to be more humble. For if I were, rejection, false accusations and basically how other people view me would not affect me in the way that it has. The quote below by Andrew Murray explains this lesson:
Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised.
~ Andrew Murray
For like Paul, I want to always be content and even grateful. I want to always remember the fact that His grace is sufficient for me. I desire to stay humble and know that God’s strength can be made known when I realize my weakness. (see 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10).
Lord, help me not be selfish; teach me not to try to impress others. Help me be humble, thinking of others as better than myself. (Philippians 2:3)
In Jesus name I pray. Amen