Have You Felt Rejected By God?

When it comes to rejection, the father wound is certainly a major place where healing is needed. In order to become healed from this rejection, however, we cannot simply run to our earthly father and ask for his approval, because most likely he does not know how to give it. We have to run to our heavenly Father. He is the only perfect Dad. Unfortunately, we learned how to relate to God by how we related to our earthly father.

[bctt tweet=”We cannot simply run to our earthly father and ask for his approval, because he does not always know how to give it.”]

Intruding Voices

When listening for God’s voice, we have been trained to tune into the voice that sounds most like our Dad’s. When we have not been loved properly by our fathers, rejection trains us to hear a voice that is a counterfeit of God’s, though we may have thought it was God. This voice was colder, conditional and distant. It may have been an angry or harsh voice that now becomes transposed to God. Therefore, over time, we placed the attributes that our earthly fathers possessed onto God.

[bctt tweet=”When listening for God’s voice, we have been trained to tune into the voice that sounds most like our Dad’s.”]

Did God Leave Me Hanging?

These rejection roots deeply penetrate into the soil of our lives. We start to blame our struggles and frustrations on God, as though He left us hanging. Satan knows if he can make God the reason or source for our pain, there will be a sense of separation from His love.

Many believers confess a sense of not feeling close to God and struggle feeling connected to Him. Rejection is often the common root.

[bctt tweet=”The enemy loves trying to make us feel far from God’s love.”]

Angry with God

The world is full of people who are tormented by this bondage of rejection and as a result are very angry with God. They have been mistreated and unloved by people in their life; God’s nature has been misrepresented. A skewed view of God develops and festers, while rejection continues to create a sense of separation from God’s love.

The pain of a person’s life gets projected onto God as though He was the author of it or He carelessly let them become wounded and hurt.

Awkward with Father

Another critical aspect of rejection is that it causes people to deeply struggle in relating to Father God Himself. In becoming believers, they were familiar interacting with Jesus, praying to Jesus and calling out to Jesus, yet they carry a deep awkwardness in having relationship with Father God. I was one of those people.

Because of the rejection strongholds in my life, I was very uncomfortable interacting with Father God, especially in the dimension of addressing Him as Dad or Daddy, which is what the word “Abba” means. I felt like it was sacrilegious to address God as Father, or even Dad. I preferred to call out to Jesus.

There is nothing wrong with calling out to Jesus, but there is a deeper dimension of relating to the Godhead. God’s Word teaches this deeper dimension in our spiritual walk. Except for one Scripture, there is no mention in the Word of God about praying to Jesus. The Scriptures teach us that we are to pray to the Father in the name of Jesus. Jesus is the way to the Father.

We cannot have a relationship with the Father apart from Christ. At the same time, Jesus did not die on the cross so we could just know Him, but that we would also know the Father. Additionally, he took the sting of rejection on the cross. He knew what it meant to carry the sins of the world and feel separation from the Father on the cross. He took that upon Himself so we would never have to be separated from God.

Rejection contradicts God and trains us to feel separated from Him.

Question: Where has rejection taken your wounded and caused a sense of separation between you and God? 

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Mark DeJesus has served as an experienced communicator since the 1990s. As a teacher, author, transformational consultant and radio host, Mark is deeply passionate about awakening hearts and equipping people towards personal transformation. He is gifted in helping people address the core issues that become limitations to their God given identity and destiny. He is the author of numerous books and hundreds of teachings. Mark and his wife host a weekly online show called Transformed You and he writes at markdejesus.com. His articles have been featured on sites like CharismaMag.com and Patheos.com. Mark and his wife Melissa enjoy each other and their precious children Maximus and Abigail.

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2 thoughts on “Have You Felt Rejected By God?

  1. Great article Mark!! I have some people very close to me that are battling through this exact issue right now and I appreciate your insight! I know we will break through!

    FYI, my family and I read the intro to your latest book and I must say, it’s brilliant!! I can hardly wait to dive in deeper! We are going to read through it as a family (as you know, Kelsie is 14 but she is understanding all of it so far). I believe it will be a perfect tool to walk out many of the issues associated with a blended family. Thanks again for laying down your life to set others free!!

    • Amazing Stan! Such an important issue for people to recognize. We go through trying times and we feel as though God has left us or worse yet, put a death sentence on our lives. We subtly begin to believe that He is against us. What a lie!

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