Overcoming Rejection

There I stood all alone holding a container covered by a white cloth while people nearby held their noses, scoffed, and shouted in disgust saying, “We smell something stink!” So appalled were they and they all left, rejection filled my soul. Without knowing what was in my hand I said, “Abba Father, everyone is behaving in a repulsive manner towards what is covered in my hands. Instantly I threw everything into a nearby dumpster. Something mysterious happened as I glanced over there to my utmost surprise. Beautiful jewels of the rarest kind were spilling into the garbage bin without thinking about it. I said, “LORD, this is what I am throwing away because of people’s reactions?” My hands began digging into the garbage until I had retrieved every one of the jewels. I awakened and discovered it was a dream which foretold of the journey Abba Father mandated me to walk which brought the reality of another dream pertaining overcoming rejection. Two men approached and escorted me to an airplane where I was flown to a vast field however, the field was not the focus. They took me to another where there was no path. Not even a fly was there! They said, “this is for you to walk!” I wept uncontrollably for I did not want to go to such a lonely place, no one was there. I awakened, still weeping! Abba Father quieted my heart with the Word from the book of Isaiah chapter 53 verse (4) “Surely he hath born our griefs and carried our sorrows. Yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten od God and afflicted. Verse (5) “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Verse (6) “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” This Word changed my perspective and I willingly surrendered to the Mandate for my life, realizing my life was no longer mine but hidden in Jesus Christ. As I began the walk being empowered with God’s Anointing a trail was being made. There were many sleepless nights of walking the floor and praying until morning. Rejection at times caused me to contemplate turning back but the Word kept me. Truly sweet communion with Abba Father is the secret to overcoming rejection even from your very own. Yes, the Word will keep you on that path of life. I find comfort in the Gospel of John chapter 1 verse (11) “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” The Gospel according to Luke chapter 6 summed it all up for me in verse (22) “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” Despite all this comforting assurance I hit many more low points and somehow refused to move forward, while time swiftly passed. The Word is Spirt and Life and ministered to me like fire from the book of Jeremiah chapter 29 verse (11) “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Yes! I got it! God had given me a Mandate to trailblaze a path although filled with rejection for generations to follow. A lonely path and as I sat in a solitude place enveloped by Abba Father’s presence overcoming rejection was key to fulfilling His Mandate by walking in now faith and obedience. Within I knew in that moment this trailblaze could only be possible by being empowered through Jesus Christ. One of the times of refreshment while spending time alone with Abba Father, I was inspired to author this poem titled: Lonely Path 

I travel a lonely path 

Friends and loved ones 

Have forsaken me. 

For hardly anyone 

Understands the call! 

Up before the dawn 

Of morning 

And sometimes all night 

To listen as He speaks 


The pen to write 

Words of comfort 

And hope 

To share with others. 

For this lonely path 

I have chosen to take 

Just to feel His warm 

Embrace and the 

Tranquility of His presence 

And to hear the comfort 

Of His voice. 

This lonely path 

I willingly take 

To be used as His 

Instrument to bring hope 

And joy to others! 

I am forever grateful 

For the lonely path 

I have taken. 

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