I have been writing this for a while now, I thought I would be done last week and share but then the ups and downs of being a vet student.
I had a very busy week and this week is a killer,while I was studying I thought about other possible reasons we face rejection and finally I came to a conclusion that the people on top today were once rejected yesterday, the best wasn’t good enough at a point, and the perfect was thought to be insane.
So if you ever have to or still facing rejection, I want you to take a pause and breathe in. Yes, i know it’s not easy, it hurts so bad most times and it feels like a crack in the Chest.
You had to bury your head under the pillow and cry for nights then show up looking bold in the morning, I am sorry you had to go through all of that pain. I’m sorry your eyes are still soar from shading so much tears, your voice is husky they can barely hear your sobs… You had to go through all of that phase, yes you were rejected and i won’t be consoling you for the number of times you had to get disapproved, but I want you to know that everything you are going through, Jesus also went through it.
Hold on tight, a little longer won’t hurt. They condemned Jesus to die on the Calvary, but remember he choose to walk on that road because of his love for you! That is why you have to try again and this time you will triumph.
He was different, born of the spirit of God, likes to spend time studying and praying, one time they went to the temple, he was found with the elders listening and also teaching them. I can imagine Jesus grew like every child but had a different lifestyle. He went through the pain of growing teeth, the ups and downs of crawling, one time he had to take it step by step and Mary was there watching in admiration. He grew like you and I.
Then came his siblings, really this Jesus guy to them was a nerd, to the people in the town he was a clown(like who just goes about calling himself the son of God) I am sure his peer groups felt he was showing of (like duhh you are not the only brilliant child around). See Jesus didn’t have it all together. Just like you and I, he was talked about, he still had to bear our stripes and wear a crown of thorns around his head.
Funny enough I thought Daniel was enjoying in the palace and he had enough of everything. Like you just get picked and fed by the king, I can imagine his friends or other children around wondering what was so special about the four, they wished they were picked instead.
I imagined at that period they stopped talking to Daniel and his friends, made fun of them all because they wanted to be in their shoes. Never did they know the temptation ahead was greater than their desires not to eat and drink wine. The kids that wanted to be them didn’t imaging the day they would be killed because they couldn’t tell and interpret a dream, the burning furnace nor the lions den. The shoes you see people put on might be your size but not your grace. Again, Just like you and I they were talked about, rejected at some point too.
Take a moment and think about it, what does it feel like to have eleven brothers? It is totally different when they hate you. He had a gift, he could see the future in his dreams, God always revealed things to come to Joseph. His siblings hated that he was the youngest and was becoming the leader. They knew that if they didn’t do away with him, they will have to bow before him someday. That didn’t kill his dreams. Learn a lesson from Joseph’s story, your persecutors will push you closer to your destiny!
Here comes Naomi once the mother of two sons, lost everything except a faithful daughter in-law she couldn’t help. Naomi was mocked by everyone else enough to change her name to Mara (bitter) but there was nothing as painful as Ruth still stalking up and she couldn’t help her out, she had nothing but a bitter heart’
Both women were facing the same thing. i’m sure people insulted them, criticized and if they were Nigerians they would have been called witches. Probably the suitors that came for Ruth called her names and after rejecting them they left her with word that pierced the heart. May be you are at that phase of your life and you think you are rejected.
No, you are not. You are the stone that the builders rejected.
You are the stone, they needed to complete the foundation.
Darling you are the stone they can’t live without. That is why they are trying to kill your dreams.
The most important part of a building is it’s foundation. That is who you are, the Chief corner stone.
So tonight i am saying it to you, from the depths of my heart. Wait don’t give up, don’t stop dreaming, don’t stop trusting God. Don’t stop believing, don’t quit waking up at night to pray, don’t stop fasting twice a week, don’t stop studying the word, don’t stop raising holy hands in worship. No, not yet!
Don’t follow that wealthy man to his apartment because your friends need to give you an eye opening event, don’t!
Because God is still in the journey of making men, he picks people that are despised and make them into something, he is still making you up, so don’t runaway…
At the appointed time and the right location, from a prisoner to a Prime Minister, from the lions den, from widower to the generation of Christ. Your overnight anointing is coming, that you sleep as a slave and wake up as a king.
That you sleep under the bridge and wake up in a palace. Yes purpose is finding you.
You can’t run away from your oppressors, ask Elisha…
They thought he was a fool but they watch the fool path the river with the mantle. your mantle will come, tarry a little. The success will certainly come, meditate a little more, the anointing will come, just watch and don’t sleep off.
From the womb to the tomb, you will need people, if you don’t believe me,as Jesus. you need men in your life. No matter how they turn up, let it be to favor you.
You are not the stupid abandoned child, you are relevant,you are not the ugly fat friend, you are precious. You are not the class dummy, no, for there is a spirit within you, the breath of the almighty that giveth intelligence.
It may look all scattered now, but I tell you, sorrow may only endure for the night but joy comes in the morning .
Yes! He is still in the journey of making men.
Now do me a favour, don’t get offended when you are rejected,trust me I know it hurts but they are your driving force to a victorious destiny.
God will never tempt you with things you can’t handle, it looks like it will break you. But let God plan your life, he will fix you. The foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of man and the weakness of God is stronger than the strength of man. Hear the voice of the Lord tonight, you will get there.
The nails in-between hurt, let the pain set your heart on fire and let your oppressors watch angels walk through with you.
Forgive every past hurt, let peace flow from within you. Let love rule. The you they are rejecting now, they will look for. I assure you, God is still making men.
Now stand up and do what you haven’t don’t before, in faith you will do greatly. Speak to that mountain before you, speak to that pain stealing your joy, hear the voice of the Lord. Be blessed!
I love you and I know that God wants all of us to succeed, wake up!
Now remember this you will never grow in your comfort zone, get out of your shell, take the stage in your life. You are responsible for how you feel and react to situations in your life. Don’t believe what God hasn’t said about you.
I am here for you…