From Rejected to Repurposed
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to the things of old. Look, I am about to do something new, even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
We know the world, including the religious leaders of the day, rejected Jesus. He did not fit the mold of what they intended to build upon this earth. God, however, used the rejected stone as the cornerstone upon which to build His church – an everlasting institution and the ultimate bride of Christ. If the world rejected Christ, they will certainly reject us, too. Jesus explained in Luke 10:16 that those who reject the work we do in God’s will are not rejecting us but rejecting God.
Yet, what the world rejects is very valuable to God. From Isaiah 43, we see that God creates new things and makes a way where there seems to be no way for the rejected to be used greatly for His purpose. He literally re-purposes us to be used in a new way. For the new thing to come, we must let go of the old and remember it no more, allowing Him to re-shape, re-mold, and re-invent us with new desires, new dreams, new goals, and even new places if His will requires. We must focus on the new thing God places in front of us, trusting He will create a way for us in the wilderness as we set one foot in front of the other and begin to walk in a new direction.
Dear friend, the new thing God is building in you and with you is far greater than the mold into which man tried to make you fit, or, perhaps, the mold in which you tried to fit yourself. Sometimes rejection has to come so we can be who God wants us to become and fulfill the true purpose to which He has called us. Let rejection become direction, and look for God to do something new that will totally blow your mind!
Have a blessed day!