|Posted on April 30, 2016 at 2:10 PM|
We all at some point in our lives have faced or will face some form of rejection. However, I want to share with you that rejection could be beneficial to you in the long run. Oftentimes we’re blinded by this from the hurt, humiliation and anger that sometimes comes along with being rejected. The emotional pain that comes along with being rejected could easily set up a path for the enemy to creep in with confusion, doubt and you questioning who you are and your value. He sets up doubt to where you begin to question if God is real or if he even cares about where you are in life? Let me assure you that he cares and he loves you so much. He loves us so that he hides what he knows to be greatness! God protects us even from ourselves. So that is a resounding YES, God cares about where you are in life and actually knew you would come to this point and he already has a way of escape if you allow him to get you to the promised place he has predestined for you.
Rejection brings opportunities for better to enter your life, opportunities for growth and an opportunity for us to become better in areas that we have fallen short. We must learn to change our perspective. Change the way you look at rejection. We are good at celebrating open doors but refuse to praise God even in the midst of closed doors. He knows what’s behind doors that we’re trying to kick down. God knows the REAL person you have attached yourself to and think you can’t live without. Oh we’re great at acting when we want to impress people, but God looks beyond the mask and he again protects us from our smart selves and what’s on the other side of the mask. It is his unfailing love that keeps us from danger.
Please remember, “The Blessing of the Lord it maketh rich and adds no sorrow” so if what you wanted or thought you needed adds sorrow and pain along with agony, then this isn’t God’s design. I didn’t always understand why I had to experience so much rejection in pursuit of jobs, material things, relationships but I praise God that he closed those doors I thought I wanted open. I praise God that he allowed certain people to walk. I didn’t see it then, but I definitely see it now. God’s ultimate plan is to get us to live a holy and righteous life that is representative of him, walk according to your God given purpose and to get us to our promised place, our destiny.
Stop crying and start rejoicing and expecting better! Allow God to stretch you, teach you and position you for greater.
Rita J. Taylor