Rejoice in the Lord, you who loves Him …you who fears the Lord … who delights greatly in His commandments. Though you may seem insignificant by the world’s standard know this, by heavenly standard you are Jesus’ descendants upon the earth.
Therefore, you are mighty on the earth.
Believe it or not, you will not be happy when you allow the fear of rejection to shut down the calling which the Lord has on your life or to stand in the way of your preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God, or working in the Kingdom.
Besides, what would your life be without Jesus?
Recently I received three rejections …two of which were business transactions … within days of each other. I was stunned. I didn’t see them coming and I went away thinking, “God what was that about?” Granted, they were nothing major … I had other options available but I admit, I still felt the impact of rejection.
And so, I prayed to the Lord to give me a clearer perspective so that it won’t rob me of my joy in Him. Praise God I soon forgot about it and my joy and peace in the Lord remains.
However, a few days ago, it was impressed upon me to study Luke Chapter 4:14-30.
Today I would like to share with you how I’ve learnt to handle rejection the way Jesus did.