Archive | January, 2015

Rejection.

12 Jan

“Rejection is just God redirecting you into the right path.” We hear it all the time but is it really? I will have to admit, I don’t believe that wholeheartedly. I do believe it can be redirected properly when the individual being rejected actually knows how to identify it. Most people that face rejection don’t know how to deal with it, especially when someone is living in a continuous state of rejection.

Honestly, I would prefer to experience rejection than to be the rejecter. When faced with rejection you feel low, confused, unworthy, like a complete failure. However, that is not the case, most of the time; the rejected person has not done anything wrong.

God tell us that we are accepted when we first accept Christ as our personal savior. Christians take longer than we should to believe that scripture. Oftentimes we do things to try to “fit in” within the community of believers. The whole – I serve in church, I attend every bible study, every conference in hopes to feel accepted by that particular body. Some people even rub noses with the “elites” or give bigger offerings in hopes of being accepted or deemed worthy of positions. Sadly, their hearts are so far from God.

As Christians we are born in the image of God. We are 1st connected to him and he gives us the longing to be connected to others. But this has to be a healthy connection. We cannot lose our identity (or never find it) in hopes of be accepted by man. We should only desire to change ungodly behavior for God and yourself. Not others.

God is a loving and gracious God. He accepts us all. So why do we reject one another? I believe low self-esteem, fear, and pride on the rejecters heart.

And to the one experiencing rejection look to God. Ask yourself are you putting your self-worth, esteem and worthiness in someone else’s hands. Let me answer that question for you, YES!

Do everything unto God, let him order you steps. His love and approval is readily available to you as a gift. When sin entered in this world he loved us enough to send his son to die for you. No one else will ever do that for you. Aim to please God with your faith, back it up with actions and watch your life transform right in front of your eyes.

Be confident in who you are. Be brave enough to face adversity. Be strong enough to walk the narrow path God placed in front of you.

Just Be…

~Christine K.

Restoration.

10 Jan

2015: The Year of Restoration

1 Peter 5:10 (NLT)
10 In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.

I have high expectations for 2015.

Pause….

Actually, I’m declaring a year of restoration. If I had a soap box, I would be standing on it right now. But since I don’t, I’ll stand on my electronic soap box aka my lap top. God has not forgotten you. Were you disappointed by the delays of 2014? I sure was. And it’s OK to be disappointed. It’s OK to want more. It OK to expect more. There is a divine purpose for your life. Your divine purpose keeps you from being 100% satisfied in your current situation. It has kept you from tolerating stagnation. The Holy Spirit is nudging you toward your purpose. I know that you feel it. I know that you want more. I know that you are questioning everything right now. I know that you are ready move forward. In order to move forward, your faith must be ignited.

While you are waiting, God is…
…Preparing your future
…Developing your character
…Exposing your enemies
…Creating new opportunities for you
…Protecting your reputation
…Placing new friendships ahead of you
…Restoring your health
…Bringing new love your way
…Rekindling old love
…Busy

I hope that my words settle someplace deep within your spirit. You’re a winner. God hasn’t forgotten you. He saw every betrayal. He heard every negative word spoken against your life. He knows about those tears that you have cried. He sees you. He loves you. Now he wants you to know that you are being restored. When God restores you, He improves you. You’ll be better than you were before. Keep believing.

Unapologetically,
Arizona R.

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