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Overcoming and Dealing with the Rejection Complex
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This message and outline deals with how we as Christians must deal with the rejection we have encountered as we grew into adults and how we must face it and be overcomers of the rejection complex

Overcoming Rejection Complex

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance - Psalm 89:15
If we haven’t properly dealt with the rejection complex of our past, we won’t be equipped to deal with the rejection that comes as a result
of identifying with Christ. We will stumble in a time of need.
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Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher in the Body of Christ and is one of the staff pastors at The Rock of Roseville in Roseville, California where he also functions as an elder.  Ken has been a part of The Rock of Roseville Church since its inception in 1997. Before becoming a part of The Rock of Roseville, Ken was the Sr. Pastor of Golden Valley Chrstian Center in Roseville, CA. He has been a born again Christian for over 35 years.

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In Mark 6:1-6 we see Jesus being rejected in His home town of Nazareth. In this brief encounter Jesus was faced with a fear that plagues most of humanity - a fear that many of us allow to dictate our choices in life, our choices of schools, choices of occupation, marital partners, leisure activity, etc.

The Fear of Rejection: The fear of not receiving approval, the fear of not being accepted is a motivating factor for so many decisions in life, even in our ordinary day-to-day lives.

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Rejection produces a number of emotions in us:

  • The feeling of impotence & inadequacy
  • The feeling of being unaccepted
  • The feeling of doing something wrong or giving the wrong impression

Jesus did not fall into the trap of feeling responsible for other people’s opinions or other people’s feelings. He did not fall into the trap of trying to justify Himself. Nor did he cave into and give up or protest or stomp out.

Why Do I Need To Overcome the Rejection Complex?

Matthew 13:20-21 NKJV "But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; {21} "yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.

  1. The Seed of God’s Word Will Not Take Root.
  2. We Will Eventually Stumble and Fall Away

How to Overcome the Rejection Complex

1. Know Who You Are and What You Have In Christ.

Jesus knew who He was and where He was going. The disciples did not know what Spirit they were of. They were totally unaware of who they were and what they had in Christ. They are ready to respond in anger by calling down fire from heaven. These disciples had a severe rejection complex

Who You are and What You Have In Christ:

  • You are a child of God – one of His favorites – John 1:12
  • You are seated in heavenly places with Christ – Ephesians 2:6
  • You have inherited all things with Him – Ephesians 1:17-18
  • You are more than a conqueror in Him – Romans 8:37
  • You have the Holy Spirit of God with you – Acts 1:8
  • You have the kingdom of God within you – Luke 17:21
  • You have the mind of Christ – 1 Corinthians 2:16
  • You are partakers of the divine nature – 2 Peter 1:4
  • You always triumph in Christ – 2 Corinthians 2:14

This is the seed of God’s Word that He wants to get engrafted into our hearts that will replace the rejection complex. If you begin to believe and walk in all that you are in Christ, there is no room for the rejection complex.

How to Overcome the Rejection Complex:

2. Be Consumed With Your Destiny and Purpose in Life .

Jesus was totally consumed with His mission and purpose in life. His face was set as flint. Even though He knew He was headed into unpleasant waters He was firmly fixed on His mission in life. Because He was so consumed with His mission and purpose He was able to see this event through a different paradigm.

How many of us are truly consumed with God’s purpose being fulfilled in our lives? The word set means firmly fixed.

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