Called and Not Rejected
“…For the LORD has called you, like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit, a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” says your God. “I deserted you for a brief moment, but I will take you back with great compassion.”
Rejection says, “You aren’t worthy. You don’t matter.” Rejection discounts you in the search for something better. Rejection portrays you as damaged goods, unable and unfit to be loved, accepted, or successful. If we believe the lies of rejection, we will withdraw from life and fail to experience the full potential to which God has called us.
Man may reject you. Your own family may reject you. Your church may even reject you. When this happens, it may seem as if God has abandoned you, but God has NOT abandoned you! He may allow you to feel that abandonment for a moment so you will cling to Him and not to anyone or anything else for your security. God has NOT rejected you! He has CALLED you and is consistently pursuing you as a man woos His bride. He will draw you to Himself with loving compassion and affection. He has CHOSEN you, and never permit rejection to convince you otherwise!
You are valuable to God, and He will use you for His purpose. Sometimes, that means He may have to get hindrances out of the way by allowing rejection in your life. I’ve heard it said several times that rejection is merely direction. In fact, rejection may be the very indication that God is calling you for a much greater purpose than you imagined. Most of us would not choose for ourselves what God has chosen for us, but we often can’t see the beauty or purpose of His plans, either. What we think is good for us can be quite damaging or even just less than the best. Instead of allowing rejection to define us, we must learn to trust that rejection is merely an indication of a much better way God has yet to reveal to us. Walk away from who or what rejected you, and walk in to the loving arms of your Savior. Trust His plan for you, and watch Him do something amazing that only He can do.
Have a blessed day!