I don’t know of a single person who loves rejection. We may learn from rejection, but it isn’t fun to go through.
I remember having to wear army green orthodic shoes in 3rd grade. Yeah, that’s cool.
I remember being heavier than everyone in my class. Another cool factor.
I remember not making the music group in high school that I wanted to make. Tears for days.
Then I didn’t make the cheerleading squad the second year or the JV Volleyball team – more tears.
Then came guys. Not being the one your favorite guy (at the time) ends up marrying. Not having a real date all the way through college. Not being the one the cool kids want to hang out with when doing youth ministry.
And let me tell you, at the age of 40, it doesn’t get any easier. The rejections are just different. Sure, you may be more confident in who you are or you may be able to get over the rejection easier, but rejection still hurts.
Kari Kampakis writes a great book that would be ideal for mothers to go through with their pre-teen or teen daughters. You need to be talking about these things with your daughters. Know the biblical heart that they need to hear. They will find their worth somewhere and you need to teach them, lovingly, with full compassion, that their worth is set.
She gives you a great tool here. And you can win a copy of this book – just leave me a message telling me one thing you like about yourself! 🙂 . Thanks to Tommy Nelson Mommies for this giveaway opportunity and the book. All opinons are my own.
I love that God has given me a hospitable spirit to serve others in our home.
Looks like I am late to this party, but may be a book I need in the next year or so. It is hard these days raising two girls when EVERYTHING seems to be tied up in self and image. Thanks for the rec.