Friday, January 31, 2014

Rejected or Accepted...you choose!



"Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance, not in the atmosphere of rejection."




 
 
 
Rejection is hard, and there are so many situations in which we can feel rejected.

Maybe from a parent, a spouse, our children, someone we considered a friend (maybe even a best friend), or a group.

We feel rejected when we are told we didn’t get the job we interviewed for or the promotion we had hoped was coming, or maybe we feel rejected due to a job loss after many years of loyal service.

Maybe we’ve shared a dream or a goal and was made to feel as if we’re incapable of accomplishing anything, let alone something we’ve only been able to dream about.

Although it can be difficult to accept at the time, sometimes rejection can be a good thing and can certainly lead to better things, but let’s focus for a moment on rejection.

After feeling rejected we sometimes label ourselves as just that, a reject.

 


re·ject

noun

\ˈrē-ˌjekt\
 
: something that is not good enough for some purpose : something that cannot be used or accepted

: a person who is not accepted or liked by other people

 
While we may not have used the word reject, we've certainly used the following terms to describe ourselves...
Not good enough.

No purpose.

No use.

Not accepted.

Not liked.


Have you ever felt this way?

Me too.

Want to know something? We’re not alone.

We have a Savior who knows all too well the pain of rejection.

So many of us have rejected Him.

We reject His truth, we reject His word.


We choose to go our own way and do our own things and then when those things go badly we wonder where He was. Where was God?


The greatest commandment is this, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." According to Jesus in Matthew 22:37


He is the ONE who accepts us, loves us, has a purpose for us and a desire to use us in a mighty way, according to His plans!



He thinks we’re more than good enough, so much so that He sent His only Son to die for us so that we could be with Him for eternity.


Will you surrender to Him, your plans, your hurts, your heart, and allow Him to restore you, renew you and to give you hope for a future with Him?


He will never reject you, never leave you and will never abandon you.



Will you choose today to reject the lies of the enemy and surrender to the only ONE who can erase all rejection and pain and replace it with a deep agape love that you will never need to earn and can never do anything to lose?


 
ac·cept
verb

\ik-ˈsept, ak- also ek-\

: to receive or take (something offered)

: to take (something) as payment

: to be able or designed to take or hold (something)




Jesus offered His life as payment for our sins, take hold of His gift and no longer be rejected but accepted!


 

 

 

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