Here are a couple of Webster definitions to look at:
1 a: to refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or use <rejected the suggestion> <reject a manuscript> b: to refuse to hear, receive, or admit : rebuff , repel <parents who reject their children> c: to refuse as lover or spouse
2: obsolete : to cast off
3: throw back , repulse
4: to spew out
5: to subject to immunological rejection
1 a: the action of rejecting : the state of being rejected b: an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skin graft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components of the recipient organism
When I put these two definitions together and filter them through Avalon’s dictionary they are simplified to a one word definition and that would be, life.
We are constantly in life being rejected in one way or another. For example, if you are considered attractive by social standards then you have just been rejected by the unattractive group. haha I know that analogy is pushing it, but you get the jift of it all. So I think it’s important to remember that rejection isn’t always bad and even when it seems that way we may just be getting rejected, because our father God has a different plan for us.
I do have to say however the hardest rejection one can undergo are those done by the people who are closest to us. That is an inexplainable shattering feeling and even though we may want certain people to be in our lives forever, maybe that’s not in God’s plan. If it is in his plan then we shall call those moments of rejection endurance checks that if survived will make the foundation for a long strong healthy relationship between the rejector and rejectee.
hmm . . . just some thoughts for the day 😉