One of the things that I find myself needing to be on guard against
—in my thinking, and in my life…
Every now and then, it seems to come knocking.
I’ve learned, and I am learning to be able to recognize it,
so that I can reject “rejection”
as I remember…
that I am accepted and loved by my Heavenly Father, in Christ.
That I belong,
and that I am beloved.
God never turns me away.
He never thinks that I’m “unfit for use” or “not good enough” or not worth listening to—HE designed me to LIVE out my life— with Him, and empowered by Him!
But all of this is a process, you know?
Over the last couple of years, the Lord has led me into this place of learning to be more vulnerable and transparent.
And let me tell you… I have realized that when we put ourselves in the place of being vulnerable and transparent, we’ll hit “rejection” head-on.
Sometimes we feel the victory, and sometimes we feel the pain in the process of facing the lies of “rejection.”
Here it is…
Choose to be thankful…
for the issues that God allows us to run into—to hit head-on, to FACE in our lives.
That we may realize…
that we may see what we need to see…
within our souls, within our thinking, within our ways.
that we may be set free…
And that from that place, of facing what we need to face…
we are DRAWN into a deeper revelation
of the TRUTH that sets us free…
I am loved and accepted by my Heavenly Father, in Christ!
And In the midst of facing and rejecting “rejection” in our hearts, and in our lives…
as we brave vulnerability, transparency…
God is healing us
as we open up, as we share who we really are
and as we learn to KNOW, in the midst of any kind of “rejection” we could ever face—real or perceived…
that we are truly beloved by Him. 💖
“But Zion has said, “Yahweh has forsaken me.
My Lord has forgotten me—I’m all alone.”
Yahweh responds, “But how could a loving mother forget her nursing child
and not deeply love the one she bore?
Even if a there is a mother who forgets her child,
I could never, no never, forget you.
Can’t you see?
I have carved your name on the palms of my hands!
Your walls are always my concern.”—Isaiah 49:14-16 TPT
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”—Ephesians 1:3-6
Thank You, Heavenly Father. I’m so thankful that I never have to face anything alone.
And I am thankful, that everything You allow me to run into head-on
that I may be led into into a deeper revelation
of who You are, and who I am in Christ—I am beloved.