One of the hardest issues when we enter into a relationship with God is the rejection we’ll be surprised by. Especially sometimes from people we feel closest to.
I’ve seen it and experienced it several times. Of course it might be my personality that’s less than stellar on occasion also.
Yet, often it comes from ones we think will rejoice in the change that’s taken place.
But think about a wife who suddenly changes and her husband feels excluded.
Or a son and his parents feel somehow like they weren’t good enough.
Or a friend who now doesn’t enjoy some of the previous partying so she feels excluded.
What’s frustrating is when we’re trapped in that position we can’t go back because, well, we’ve changed. And we feel hurt going forward.
Now I’ll be the first to say some Christians can be really obnoxious. I’ve met more than a couple. And I don’t like hanging out with them either.
But I’m talking here about those who’ve been positively transformed yet find themselves feeling rejected.