The Fear of Rejection

The Fear of Rejection Keynote Scripture: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Proverbs 29:25

Rejection Traps:

1.) Overly Starved.

1 Samuel 15:24

1 Samuel 15:23

Approval addicts have an inability to confront.

Approval addicts give in, but inwardly are angry and resentful.

2.) Overly Cautious.

Proverbs 28:14

John 12:42-43

Overcoming the fear of rejection:

1.) Say “YES” to pleasing God.

1 Kings 22:5

Matthew 6:33

2.) Say “NO” to pleasing people:

Isaiah 51:12b-13a

Galatians 1:10


John 5:30

“Secure in God’s love, I will not surrender my self-worth to the opinions and judgements of others. When I am rejected, I will not retaliate; when I am hurt, I will allow God’s love to heal me. And knowing the pain of rejection, I will seek to love those who suffer from its anguish.” -Lloyd Ogilvie