A Question of Rejection

Accept one another, just as the Messiah also accepted you, to the glory of God (Romans 15:7).  To the glory of God indeed!  Have you found that in your rejection you have rejected?  Who do you allow to teach you regarding acceptance?  The one who has rejected you – or the One who has accepted you?  When suffering rejection, set your gaze higher and reflect on the ways of the One who experienced tremendous rejection yet accepted us in love.  Are we receiving rejection and allowing it to seep into our heart as truth as opposed to allowing the word of God continuous access to our hearts?  If the Word has made its way from our intellect to the depths of our soul then when we experience rejection (notice when, not if) the truth of God will deflect the pain of rejection and not allow it a foothold.  If rejection does take up residence, we will reject out of our rejection.  If Truth abides, we will project acceptance to others (to the ones rejecting us and to innocent parties) when our flesh would instead have us withdraw…

~~~If you would like to read more of this devotional or others like it, they are located in my book A Devotional on Faith, Hope, and Love by Amanda Seipel. This book can be purchased on Amazon. I am blessed to serve you!~~~