According to Art Mathias's book "The biblical foundation of freedom", there are four levels of rejection.
1) The fear of rejection-
3) Rejecting others
4) desire of rejection
I think we have all felt a form of one of these at one time or another, and there are those who are deep in all four of them.
The biggest lie that we as women have been told is that we have to be a certain way for a man to really love us. We set ourselves up for rejection when we decided to not trust a man for something he did to hurt us, and we take it to another level and decide to not trust any man what so ever. This gets transferred on to our daughters and even to sons who are in the picture take on a self rejection.
Its a tangled web that is woven when we put up a wall because we've been hurt.
Rejection is a tool from satan to cause us to take our eyes off of Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. We live in fear that someone is going to hurt us if we go out and try to teach a Sunday school class or volunteer in some capacity in the church.
But remember, Jesus is the author and the finisher of our faith. He takes care of the rejection because He took on the rejection that we've felt in ourselves.
Isaiah 54:3 "Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of they habitations, spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes, for those shall break forth on the right hand and on the left. And thy seed shall inherit the gentiles and make the desolate cities to be inhabited."
Rejection causes us to run away from everything around us and to hide in our homes and away from the outside world. We can spend hours doing menial things that in actually benefit no one but ourselves. God wants us to enlarge who we are because in we are His creation. We have work to do for Him.
So today, what are you going to do? God has been calling you to get out and work for Him, not for yourself. He will provide for you, despite those that want to hurt you. Break off the stronghold of rejection that you have been believing and walking in for so long and let the freedom of Christ fill you.