Updated: Feb 25, 2020
By Kristina Cummings
God's Brave Women - Kristina's Story
Rejection is a rough place. It sneaks up on us when we least expect it and coaxes us to partner with it at a young age.
This has been my reality. Growing up I used to sing in choir, Irish dance and play the piano. Music lit my fire and singing made me come alive.
But throughout my childhood, I kept hearing the lie that I was not wanted and just tolerated. And as I grew up, I internalised that lie and took hold of it. Before I knew it, I’d stopped singing altogether and shoved my gift away because I partnered with the lie that when I sing, I am not worthy, wanted or loved.
Without realising it, I opened the door and invited rejection to come in and shape my identity. I took rejection on as who I was, instead of something that happened to me.
"Without realising it, I opened the door and invited rejection to come in and shape my identity. I took rejection on as who I was, instead of something that happened to me."
God Will Pull Your Dreams Right Back Out
Several years later, I encountered Jesus - and the more I spent time with Him, the more He kept pulling out my desire to sing.
It was like a beach ball in water. The more I tried to shove it down, the more it just popped back up again.
And I was TERRIFIED.