Have you ever been looked over? Have you felt like every good thing that you do has gone in vain and the same people seem to always be chosen and all you want is a chance, just an opportunity to really share what is on your heart. A few months ago I had the opportunity to speak to a group of young people on my testimony about Rejection. Lately this has been something that I have really been dealing with deep in my heart as I long and desire to one day be married. The seeds of rejection have begun to suddenly creep up into my heart once again. I believe the Lord placed this topic on my heart to write about not only for my own freedom, but for someone else who is reading this post right now.
Reject – to dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one’s taste
Dismiss – to treat as unworthy or serious consideration
Genesis 1:31 MSG
God looked over everything He had made, it was so good, so very good.
From the time you were created and formed in your mother’s room God had already chosen you. Sometimes it can be difficult to believe and you feel like everyone around you had already counted you out, they look down on you, and sometimes your own family would even reject you. Let me tell you the story of another young man who was also dismissed by his own family, but God called him a man after His own heart. You may have already guessed that this young man’s name was David.
Now before David was king he was nothing more than Jesse’s youngest son who watched the sheep. Samuel was instructed by the Lord to anoint for Him a new king for Israel. God said to him in 1 Samuel 16:3, “…And you will anoint for Me him who I tell you.” Jesse’s sons stood before Samuel. Samuel looked at Eliab first, and with his own wisdom Samuel tried to prove that Eliab was the one God had called to rule over Israel. God responded to him in 1 Samuel 16:7, “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees. For man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.'”
How anointed you are is not dependent upon a person’s look or appearance. Just because someone is gifted in height, can play football, has the best fashion sense, or keeping it real….can get any guy or girl he or she wants does not make then anointed.
Jesse then proceeded to show him the rest of his sons. He presented to Samuel his son Abinadab, Shammah, and 7 more of his sons before he even got to David. The Bible describes David in 1 Samuel 16:12, “…Now he was ruddy with beautiful eyes and a good appearance. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him for this is he.”
1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may declare the goodness of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
Anointing expresses the sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit upon Christians who are priests and kings unto God. God has a specific anointing and purpose attached to everyone’s life. In saying this you have to understand that you can’t go where God wants to take you with the armor or in this case the anointing of another man or woman.
David did not get a big head and say oh I’m anointed used me, He played his part in the season that he was in. Although he was anointed to be king he sat and served the current king until the time came where he would be called to take the throne. He did not worry about his biological clock but continued to serve where he had been called.
Everything that has been trying to attack you in the area of rejection is nothing more than an indicator of how much of a trheat you are to the enemies kingdom. During my 6th and 7th grade years of middle school I was nicnamed rejection by the boys in my class because a young man I crushed on told me he did not like me. I had no idea tgat it was a spirit, let alone how it would affect me in life going forward. I was broken, hurt, and was spiraling because I felt I was unworthy to ever be loved by anyone. I would have never thought that God could use me in the condition I was in. I had to understand that I was not rejected, but accepted as an heir into his kingdom.
God has a divine purpose for your life and it does not matter what the naysayers say or what people think otherwise. You may have been looked over by man, but God looked over you back in Genesis 1:31 and said it was good, so very good. God gave you a purpose and an identity.
Purpose – the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists
Identity – the fact of being who or what a person or thing is
I read a quote that is on my personal Facebook page that says, “The closer I align my truth with His truthm the more I identify with Gid and my identity is in Him.”
David did not let man validate him in order to be chosen by God so why should we. The picture above demonstrates what God does. In a group of people who all may be talented or different in their own way, God will pick you up and call you out for a special reason and a special purpose that only you can do. Where would David have been if he had allowed man to validate him or his every move. The naysayers are not allowed to have an opinion on who you are or what your purpose is.
Opinion – a view or judgement formed about something not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
The only one allowed to have an opinion is God who created you because He is the one who knows you from the inisde out. No one has a right to speak on you who you are and should be. They do not have the right to validate you because they did not create you.
I pray today that you understand REJECTION MEANS CHOSEN. So when the naysayers come up to you and try to tell you any different you tell them, “No, I’m chosen.” Remember God has chosen you for something only you can do in this earth. Don’t give up hope. Align your truth with His today by opening up your word and seeing what it is He has to say about you.
Love you all! Stay beautiful!
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