I have three separate Bible Studies that I have on my "to do" list currently. One for Motherhood, my thoughts and rejection. For me, when I am going through something, good or bad, I turn to a good Bible study. Staying in the word for me, is so important and having a study that emphasizes and helps lead and direct me helps to do this. Right now, I am on the rejection side of things. Sometimes we all feel less than, and need God's truth to set us free of those lies. As humans, we buy into Satan's lies and deception. We need to change that real fast before it takes root. Below are the Bible studies I will be emphasizing on for now.
- Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst
- Mom Set Free By Jeannie Cunnion
- Get Out Of My Head By Jennie Allen
You can find these studies on christianbook.com or Amazon.
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Wow, this book has so much "meat" in it, that if you don't find some kind of healing in it, your wounds may be deeper than you expected. As I was reading and highlighting (yes, it's that good), I felt that the book was designed for me. It touched my very core of past hurts. It's like a big book of "ah ha" moments for me!
You see, so much of my past and present (if I'm being honest), I have been rejected for the very person God created me to be. Yes, I had to mature in myself and in the Lord, but me...my personality.
I was always condemned for talking to much, being to emotional, being to this or to that. I was always compared to others or expected to be something I wasn't. For 45 years, the hurts kept piling up and it started effecting me and how I saw myself, how I felt others saw me and it spilled out into my relationships.
When my relationships became effected by my brokenness, I knew I had to change something. This is also the reason I chose this study as well as "Get out of my head" by Jennie Allen. I needed healing! Although, I have had a large amount of healing, and counseling, I still need to stay on top of this, otherwise Satan will keep bringing it back up in me.
I will say, that I want to be very transparent with you guys, because if you have ever felt the same, I want you to know, you're not alone. So many people feel this way and stuff it or hide it because they think its embarrassing. Perhaps, but I would rather seek the Lord and put myself out there and surround myself with others like me, then stay hidden away...hurt!
Always remember, man will always hurt you and let you down, but the Lord will never leave or forsake you. Below are some scriptures to meditate on.
Chapter 1 of this Uninvited study I have highlighted so many points that seemed to jump out to me. When broken we generally don't know how to push through or deal. In the book she said being mature in your faith can help us better process it (our hurt). It can help us also have a better reaction to it. This is so incredibly true for me. When I'm in the Word consistently, then I do better in all areas of my life, especially with my brokenness and hurt.
From the book...
Rejection isn't just an emotion we feel. It's a message that's sent to the core of who we are, causing us to believe lies about ourselves, and God. We connect an event from today to something harsh someone once said. That person's line becomes a label. The label becomes a lie. And the lie becomes a liability in how we think about ourselves and interact in every future relationship.
This insert from the book couldn't be more true. I know I have allowed this to happen. I have done all the self negative talk solely based on what someone else has said or done to me. I basically just gave them power of me without their knowledge. And who are they anyway...human just like me. They, themselves, have more than likely have experienced the same feeling. So then all this becomes a vicious cycle we have allowed Satan to do to us. We need the Lord to heal and correct this. He is the ONLY one that matters. We only answer to Him, the one who created us and knows and loves us most!
Quote from the book...
"Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what's been said to me."