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Dealing with Rejection

REJECTION

John 1:11  He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.

So often we as women suffer a lot of rejection. Rejection from our fathers, rejection from our siblings, rejection from our mother, rejection from a friend, rejection from school mates, rejection from a boyfriend, rejection from a husband. Probably the greatest rejection to those of us who are called of God to minister the Word, quite often suffer rejection in the church, where we are supposed to be accepted no matter what.

Pastor Leversie

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As we look at the life of Jesus, He was rejected by His own. The very people He came to restore to the position God had called them to be, (His very own special people) are the ones who rejected Him. If we would look back in the Bible, we will find quite a few women who were rejected but God raised them up and they are now known as women of faith.

Let's take a look at the life of Sarah.  There is no doubt in our mind that Abraham loved Sarah but we find two times because of Abraham's fear, he rejected Sarah and told her to lie about being his wife.  Sarah was a woman who submitted to her husband. Out of love and respect for her husband she went along with Abraham. (Genesis 12:10 – 18; 20:1 – 5)  By Abraham's action, Pharaoh and Abimelech almost suffered at the hand of God.  This also shows us that our actions not only affect us, but those involved with us.

As the story of Abraham  unfolds, his actions do not only affect him and Sarah but those around him.  A seed of rejection has been planted in the bloodline of Abraham. In Genesis 26:1 – 9 Isaac has done the same thing to Rebekkah. Again we see Abimelech almost suffers at the hand of God.

This root of rejection continues to grow and develop in the life of Jacob. In Genesis 29, Jacob goes to his Uncle Laban's home and falls in love with Rachel. He promises to work seven years for Laban in order that he might marry her.  After working the seven years, Laban sneaks Leah into the wedding chamber and that night the marriage between Leah and Jacob is consummated. Imagine spending the night with the man who is now your husband, you wake up together in the morning and he did not even know it was you.   (to continue this Daily Word please click here.)

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