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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Jan 26, 2023

Episode Summary: 

Have you ever struggled with rejection? Rejection shows up every day in the world and it’s up to us to change the way we respond to it and address it. Join me as I talk with Jessica Van Roekel about how to overcome rejection.

Quotables from the episode:

  • I believe wholeheartedly that we experience struggles so that God can use us to help others.
  • Rejection is a thread that runs through our personal lives and all throughout society.
  • Perfectionism is a shield against joy.
  • There are four types of rejection: Perceived, Actual, Unintentional, Intentional
  • We allow others’ opinions too much room in our lives.
  • I’ve discovered that rejection shows up every day in the world and it’s up to us to change the way we respond to it and address it.
  • By welcoming his grace into their lives, others can know hope, joy, peace, forgiveness, and transformation.
  • In order to break the cycle of rejection, we have to break it from the inside out.
  • I discovered rejection is a tool God gives us to use in our Christian growth so that I can put off the thought patterns and behaviors that don’t honor him.
  • Rejection proofing is not the goal, having the right perspective about rejection is.

Scripture References:

  • Deuteronomy 7:6 NIV “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
  • 1 Peter 2:9-10 NIV “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

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Jessica is a worship leader, speaker, and writer who believes that through Jesus, personal histories don’t need to define the present or determine the future. She inspires, encourages, and equips others to look at life through the lenses of hope, trust, and God’s transforming grace. Jessica lives in rural Iowa surrounded by wide open spaces which remind her of God’s expansive love. She loves fun earrings, good coffee, and connecting with others.


Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support:
Bryce Bengtson