Barb Marshall: Your Real Deal Christian Mentor

Rejection is REAL. It happens to the best of us. In social media, with friends, on the job, with family. Almost all of us have experienced ‘rejection’ usually before our eighteenth birthday. Rejection is not a problem unless we receive it. Once received emotionally, rejection is like a soul tie that you voluntarily accept. It is like a roadblock with the intent to keep you away from the full purpose God has planned for you.

Be Aware

For me, rejection started at a young age when my best friend dumped me. I tried to fix the situation and that only made matters worse.

PATTERNS: Based on the root of the first rejection, I became an easy target for future rejections. This became a life pattern; and after one rejection, I was already setting myself up to embrace the next rejection. The result was a critical spirit.

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I prayed to the Lord and asked HIM to break this oppressor off me.

One early morning, I woke up and instantly saw myself in the throne room of grace. While there the request to deal with the spirit of rejection and to stop being critical was presented.

The Lord showed me all the rejections that were holding me back. I started to forgive each rejection. The Lord showed me that these rejections were a pattern that Satan was using to keep me from the blessings God had planned for me to receive. I would criticize and in the process, lose the gift of blessings by critiquing and this was to counterfeit rejection.


I repented, and forgave those I perceived as having rejected me, and then asked the Lord what offering I could bring to HIM. The offering was much different than I expected. The offering requested was to no longer demand my rights in any situation.

The first incident He gave me was concerning the cockroach I found in the hotel room sink. The Lord instructed me to treat the hotel staff the way I would like to be treated (just like the Golden Rule states). I gave it to the Lord as an offering and let it go, no longer demanding compensation. Taking action to show Jesus to others by not demanding my rights, was freeing!!!

Break Through

At this point, the blockage that was holding me back from the blessings God longs to give to me was broken off. There is an incredible peace and the barrier to block me from learning more was lifted. It was as if a weight fell off.

God’s Word

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore, they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.  ~ 1 John 4: 4-6

Life Changing Tip

  • Spent time in God’s presence to see where you are stuck
  • Ask the LORD to show you what is holding you back.
  • Forgive those of whose rejection you received
  • Pray that you will receive all the blessing that HE has intended for you and if you know them name them by name.

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