I’ve always struggled with acceptance. I’m afraid I always will. I think one of the greatest fears humans experience is the fear and painful sting of rejection. It keeps many from stepping out of their comfort zone. It paralyzes us with fear.
Those that step into leadership positions, either by a calling or through their own ambition, immediately become targets for their own shortcomings and those of whatever it is they are leading.
The church is one place where acceptance should be found. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Many have walked away hurt, confused and bitter because they have been looked down upon or treated as inferior.
What a terrible thing it is not to be accepted for who you are, regardless of how others think. It is okay to disagree, it is not okay to judge, dismiss or take humanity from those that we disagree with.
Not being accepted…
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