“Jesus looked at them and said, “Then what does this Scripture mean? ‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ Luke 20:17
Everyone has experienced rejection in their lifetime. Let an employer tell you they don’t need you anymore after you’ve worked so many years helping to make the company rich, or let someone tell you they don’t love you anymore after you’ve invested so much into the relationship. This can cause even the best of us to turn into a completely different person. Rejection can make us do things we never thought we’d do, say things we never thought we’d say, all because we’re hurt that someone slammed the door in our face. Jesus was fully acquainted with this feeling. The Bible says, He was the stone the builders rejected, but He became the chief cornerstone. Jesus was rejected, but He became. Instead of letting the rejection of man bring out the worst in Him, He chose to become who He was sent here to become—the chief cornerstone. He focused on His purpose instead of His pain.
How was that possible?
We all know the damaging affect rejection can have on us. However, we must also know the powerful healing affects of receiving God’s love and acceptance. When rejection is at its highest peak in your life, that’s when you must receive God’s love and acceptance the most. Find everywhere in Scripture where God declares His unconditional love for you and what He thinks of you. Ask any woman of God who has bounced back from rejection and she will tell you the only way she was able to heal and move on with her life was because of the love and acceptance of Jesus. He promises when we come to Him, He will in no wise cast us out (see John 6:37). I challenge you to receive God’s love. Receive God’s acceptance. Receive God’s purpose. Receive the loving people He sends into your life. You may have been rejected, but you can still become everything He predestined for you to become. Let God bring out the best in you, instead of letting people bring out the worst in you. Be healed in Jesus name from the hurt and go on to live a wonderful and blessed life!
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Whenever I experience rejection, help me focus on receiving your love and affection, and becoming all you purposed for me to become. I receive your love and your acceptance. And I choose to grow in wisdom and grace with every challenging situation I face. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“…Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love…” Jeremiah 31:3