Reject Rejection

Today's blog comes from our 21 day devotional that Pastor Justin Mitchell provided for our church family to read during our corporate fast. You can download the entire 21 day devotional by clicking the graphic below.
Reject Rejection

“And the LORD said to Samuel, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I
 should not reign over them.” 1 Samuel 8:7

As a believer and follower of Jesus there will come a time, maybe even during this 21-day journey, that you will experience rejection. Most of the time the ones we need to believe in us the most are the ones who believe in us the least. Do not be surprised if family or friends reject you.

Just remember that if you are rejected because of your faith you are in great company. Make up your mind right now not to let rejection defeat you. God often times allows rejection not to defeat us but to create character within us. Romans 5:3-4 puts it like this "And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance character; and character, hope."

There really is direction through rejection. God used the rejection of Joseph’s brothers to
ultimately put him in the direction of his destiny. Joseph could have easily let the rejection make
him bitter, but he allowed God to create the character within him that he needed to be able to
sustain the destiny God was ultimately taking him towards.

We can not always control what comes into our lives, but we can control our response to what
 does come into our lives. Today ask God to help you reject the rejection, and receive the

“Lord today I know that I can not control what comes into my life, but today I ask you to help my
response towards what does come into my life. My faith in you today causes me to believe that
there is direction through rejection. Create the character within me that I need to sustain what
you have for me in the future. In Jesus name.”

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