Rejected for a Greater Purpose


Introduction

Rejection is a lesson that some people never learn. There’s always someone that lives their lives based on the acceptance of a person or a group of people. Psychologically, rejection can cause a person to commit suicide or spend life dancing to the beat of some else’s music.

Spiritually, rejection should be seen as, God’s Divine plan for our lives, {Jeremiah 29:11} “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.

 

As believers we have to realize that rejection is sometimes the best way to reach the places that God has predestined us to go.

Biblically the biggest rejection was Jesus {Luke 17:25} But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.”

Jesus’ purpose on Earth was to be rejected so that he could fulfill a greater purpose; to die for the sins of the world.

 

 

Joseph

In Genesis  37, Joseph was the favorite son of Israel,  and his brothers despised and rejected him. They rejected him to the point that they staged his murder and sold him into slavery. Joseph’s rejection from his family placed him in position to be apart of the Egyptian royal family.  Joseph was favored by Pharaoh, and was able to bless his family in spite of what they had done to him. During his captivity he moved up in ranks despite the bad reputation Potiphor’s wife tried to give him when she accused him of trying to rape her. Joseph had the opportunity to slay his brothers, but he had compassion and saw that his rejection got him into the palace and he never had to want for anything.

David

I Samuel 16, David was the youngest of his brothers and was rejected because of his size and was sent to herd sheep by his stronger brothers. But little did they know that exiling him to the sheep, he would learn courage when he slew the lion, bravery when he slew the bear, his musical gift would be manifested, and David would spend more time with God than his brothers could. David’s rejection got him into King Saul’s palace and he met his best friend Jonathan.  David’s brothers rejected him because they thought that the position they had equipped themselves for was far out of reach for David.  David was an anointed harp player that was able to play the spirits that came upon Saul away, he slew Goliath, and was a man than could prick God’s heart with his worship.

People Are Anointed to Reject YOU.

 

Some people are placed in your path especially to reject you. Rejection will either make you or break you. For instance, your prayer could be that you don’t want stress at work. So God could allow your boss to reject you and fire you. Yes it may hurt, but your prayer is answered.   You could be praying for a mate and meet a person that’s not what God wants you to have, and they reject you, break your heart and you see what kind of spouse you need to look for. God uses rejection as a way to shield us from certain things. We have to remember that because we love God, and are called to do His will and purpose everything microscopic thing that happens to us is for our GOOD!  {Romans 2:28} And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

 

Conclusion

The next time you’re faced with rejection, whether it is from a job, boyfriend/girlfriend, betrayed by a friend, despised and misunderstood by family, church hurt, or even by your children. Don’t get discouraged, because there is a greater purpose to be fulfilled in your life. {1 John 4:4} “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (NIV)

Jesus was rejected and hadn’t harmed anyone or sinned, yet he was crucified on a cross, because his purpose was to redeem us back by his blood.   In the words of Daryl Coley, “He’s preparing me for something I cannot handle right now He’s making me ready Just because He cares He’s providing me with what I’ll need To carry out the next matter in my life.  He’s arranging me, rearranging me; He is training me, tuning me, purging me, and pruning me.”

 

Rejection is only preparation for your GREATER purpose. So stay in the race, you may feel like you’ve lost something along the way, but they were just weights that would limit you.

The following video excerpt is my Brother is Christ, Minister Rodney Talley preaching “I’ve been REJECTED for a GREATER Purpose.”  Awesome, anointed, power packed word.

*Just Call me Justified!

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1 Comment

  1. Elton Taylor said,

    July 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    What an encouraging Word, Bro! As humans, one of our greatest fears is rejection. However, as Kingdom citizens, we should see it as a springboard to the fulfillment of our GOD-ordained purposes.


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