Rejection

I know what it feels like to be rejected. I think everyone learns this from a pretty early age. I remember going through the agony of being chosen for a team by peers and being in the middle or last to be chosen instead of the first. I remember the feeling of rejection for a young lady whom I was interested in. I remember rejection from a friend. I could go on and on because I know what it feels like to be rejected. Rejected means “to dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one’s taste”. God knows what rejection means as well. Asaph pens it well. Check this out….

11 “But my people did not listen to me;
       Israel did not want me.
 12 So I let them go their stubborn way
       and follow their own advice.
 13 I wish my people would listen to me;
       I wish Israel would live my way.
 14 Then I would quickly defeat their enemies
       and turn my hand against their foes.
 15 Those who hate the LORD would bow before him.
       Their punishment would continue forever.
 16 But I would give you the finest wheat
       and fill you with honey from the rocks.” (Psalm 81:11-16 NCV)

God’s heart is hurt when I reject His way and go my own. He has promised to provide and protect me when I trust Him. I often go my own way and trust “other gods” to serve my desires and wishes of the moment. I’m learning to look at how my choices today affect my future days to come as well as my eternity. I know that I can’t make it in this life without Him. He is the anchor that holds my steps steady and the compass that sets my direction. I cannot reject Him. I must not reject Him. I must reject the impulse to choose another way other than His way for me.

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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