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! They 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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Kanayo is a Multi-award winning, Author and Senior leader in education whose experience ranges from being a Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner. Kanayo believes that these 3 elements are the driving force of her ministry and career. D.I.G; Drive, Integrity and Grace.
Having a psychology degree provides me with a broad scope to experience many industries and fields of work. Although, my main aim is to continuously learn and also to share my knowledge and experience with others, within and beyond the constraints of the psychology community. Hence my pursuit to teach!
Hopefully, the readers of this blog will find that it is infested with a scope of psychological knowledge, with the intention of conveying psychology in such a way that it is interesting and understandable to those who aren’t studying it as a discipline. In addition, you will find that I heavily cover various topics aside of psychology such as, Christianity because I am a Christian. I draw both passions together, Psychology and Christianity, observing how they complement and sometimes clash! This blog is where ‘Psychology meets Scripture’.
As well as teaching Psychology, I know God has called me to do something far greater in this world. My passion is for His Word and to encourage others to read the Bible, fall in love with it, but most importantly…fall in love with The Author! My role of teaching is not limited to psychology. I strongly believe God is stirring up the ‘teacher’ office of the Five fold ministry in me.
I’m a doctor by virtue, healing and performing heart surgery with words of encouragement.
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4 thoughts on “Rejection Can Be Good…”
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!
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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