I struggle with this.I put others up on pedistills because I feel insecure about myself.They don't say Hi to me,they don't acknowledge me and this hurts my feelings.I'm trying to make church a place to learn about God instead of trying to fit in with everybody.When I do this,I will always be let down.Some people will be my friends and some will not.I need to accept this and not let it affect my relationship with the church.
You said "I put others up on pedestals.... When I do this,I will always be let down. " and there IS your answer. Work on your relationship with Him and let Him work on your relationships with others. Jesus was rejected, and you my dear, are the very reason that He died, to free you of the burden of having to accept rejection and let it make you stumble. When Satan creeps in and makes you entertain those thoughts about not wanting to be rejected by your fellow man, and those other insecure thoughts; you are denying the Father of the experience of blessing your relationships. You have the authority given to you by God, to speak to the 'spirit' of rejection and make it flee from you. Will it still happen again? Absolutely; especially when Satan knows that rejection is what makes you vulnerable. Satan will use whatever tool he can to keep you from becoming a tool for God.
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