Community Church Blog

29th March 2017

Freedom from the fear of rejection

One of the songs that we love to sing at CCBS declares the words from 2 Corinthians 3:17: "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom".

This blog from one of our members captures an intimate time between her and Father God that led to powerful breakthrough!

"For a long time now I have been increasingly aware that I have been living with a fear of rejection. It had become a stronghold in my life that would cripple me and it was pulling me, time and time again, away from God's goodness, His acceptance, and the plans that I know He has for me.

When I was reading the 'Word For Today' Bible notes from the story of Nehemiah on 11th March, it talked about, "Be willing to pay the price." It acknowledged that we all want to be liked, but at some point we have to ask ourselves: "How much am I willing to forfeit in order to be liked and accepted?”  In chapter 6, Nehemiah chose not to defer to the opinions of the people around him, but rather to stay up on the wall engaged in the important work that God had asked him to do.

It made me stop and ask myself, “How much time and emotional energy am I willing to waste on worrying about what others think of me rather than what God thinks of me?”

I made it a priority that day to sit in God's presence and pray for a breakthrough. As I sat there, I had a vision of Jesus coming towards me. He looked lovingly and so tenderly at me. He knelt at my feet. It was such a humbling moment. I wept as He untied ropes of bondage from my feet and with an outstretched hand asked me to walk with him into freedom.

I know that I am no longer bound by this fear. I am choosing to live in His realm of love – not in a realm full of fear."

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Maureen Hopkins
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