Rejection Can Be Good…

Have you ever been rejected?   Rejection from that dream university that you worked so hard for? Or maybe the man or woman that you thought would be yours forever.  Rejection from your family. Rejection can hurt so bad, but it can be so good. Let me explain…Jesus was rejected.

Read: 1 Peter 2:4-7  As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—  you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion,Na chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”  Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone…”

Sometimes, you being rejected has nothing to do with you but everything to do with the people rejecting you. They reject you because they cannot accommodate your greatness. They reject you because they can’t accommodate where God is taking you! Keep shinningThey rejected Jesus as a common stone, because that was not His portion, that wasn’t His calling, He was made to be the chief cornerstone, greater than a normal stone and they just couldn’t handle that. You are like that in this world. Jesus was rejected and if we are called to look like Him and act like Him, then it is inevitable that we too will be rejected.  So be encouraged, whenever you face rejection, know that it is because you are too great for the little space that they want to fit you into. You were not made to ‘fit in’, you were made to stand out and shine.

If you try and squeeze yourself just to ‘fit in’ with the crowd, you will cause yourself to lose some of your greatness, you will forsake your God-given virtue.   I tweeted something that neatly relates to the topic of rejection:

‘If they can’t handle your shine, tell them to wear sunglasses or chill in the shade’ Don’t dim your light for anyone!   Keep shining. — Kanayo Dike-Oduah
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4 thoughts on “Rejection Can Be Good…

  1. Ore says:

    I recently went through a phase of rejection from my dream university so this post came at the right time. Thank you so much for this, it has really uplifted my spirit. God bless you!

    • Kanayo Dike-Oduah says:

      God bless you Ore! We gotta thank God for a word in season and remain encourage. Everything will work out for your good as long as you trust God and LOVE Him! Romans 8:28 xx

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