Confidence Builder (Psalm 94:14)
It is heartbreaking to see your child get rejected. Little children are innocent and trusting. They believe the best and can’t imagine that someone would not want them around.
Life has a way of teaching some hard lessons in this area. That’s why it will be critical to help your child know they won’t always be welcomed and will face rejection at some point in their life.
It’s also important they understand it might be the result of something they did, but more likely it will be another person who is causing that action. This will be a delicate conversation. Some children will handle it easily, but for others it could jumpstart low self-esteem issues. The ultimate goal is for your child to be secure in who they are, and in those moments when they sense rejection, not to take it personally. That is accomplished by reminding them to put their confidence in who they are in Christ.
Remember, if you are rejected, it is not by God.
Points to Ponder
- When have you felt a time of begrudging and how did you handle it?
- How can you continue to help your children prepare for these inevitable moments of rejection that are a natural part of life?
- When have you ever made others feel like you were rejecting them?
Taken from Once a Day Nurturing Great Kids