We all face rejection at one point or another in life. Sometimes it is easy to get over it and not really care and other times it really gets to us to almost a point of depression and if we dwell on it long enough it might lead to us getting depressed. Rejection can be in any area of life where we were not accepted; or we were not selected; or were told we were not good enough. It can be in a relationship, a school admission or a job opportunity. There are some important things to know, and believe because they are true, in order to rise above rejection and soar in our purpose in God.
It is important to know that rejection is really not about us not being good enough. Taking the feelings of rejection to Jesus and trusting God to make it right is the best thing we can do. Jesus was rejected; He knows how it feels to be rejected. I can imagine builders who were experienced in what kind of stones were good to build with, looking at one stone and rejecting it. You would think that their opinion as experts was final but that very stone that they rejected was found perfect to be the cornerstone.
For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ Acts 4:11 NLT
Those who have rejected you might be the ones whose opinion you held highly but it doesn’t matter because the opinion that matters is God’s opinion and He loves you. God takes every situation in our lives and uses it for our good and for His glory. When the enemy is the one behind the rejection trust God to take everything the enemy meant for your harm and turn it around for your good.
I love the story of Ruth who was rejected by the man who had the first right to marry her after her husband died according to the customs of the Israelites at that time. Like Ruth, do not dwell on the rejection. Trust God. That rejection just might have been the best thing that ever happened to her. Boaz married her and she is in the lineage of Jesus.
…And Boaz said to the family redeemer, “You know Naomi, who came back from Moab. She is selling the land that belonged to our relative Elimelech. I thought I should speak to you about it so that you can redeem it if you wish. If you want the land, then buy it here in the presence of these witnesses. But if you don’t want it, let me know right away, because I am next in line to redeem it after you.”
The man replied, “All right, I’ll redeem it.”
Then Boaz told him, “Of course, your purchase of the land from Naomi also requires that you marry Ruth, the Moabite widow. That way she can have children who will carry on her husband’s name and keep the land in the family.”
“Then I can’t redeem it,” the family redeemer replied, “because this might endanger my own estate. You redeem the land; I cannot do it.” (Ruth 4:3 – 6 NLT)
Whatever it is, trust God to get you through it, turn it around for your good and give you better than you ever imagined.
God Bless You!