Monday, October 14, 2013

REJECTION

Rejection.

A very hard concept. It happens everyday. Maybe sometimes more than once a day.

There are many places of rejection – work, school, family, friends, clubs, groups, etc.
There are many types of rejection – you're not good enough, you're not funny enough, you're not serious enough, you're not pretty enough...

You're not enough....

If you're wondering why I'm posting this, it's because I was rejected today. Now, you must realize it really wasn't that big a thing and countless people are rejected for much bigger reasons. I wanted to join a certain group. Today, I got my “rejection notice”. There was no explanation. It was a form letter – or in this case, a form email. So, I considered why I was rejected. They haven't seen me so it wasn't because of what I look like...they did know how old I was so maybe I wasn't young enough. Maybe they didn't like the fact that I'm politically incorrect - the name of my blog ;-).  If you quilt, you've heard of the quilt police.  Substitute any craft and add police.  Substitute anything and add police.

Whatever the reason I was rejected.

No, it's not a serious rejection but it got me to thinking about rejection in general – and specifically.

We'll never be good enough Christians...but what's truly wonderful is that we don't have to be. Christ was rejected. He continues to be rejected. He will be rejected until He returns. But, He doesn't reject us when we come to Him.

And we're not the Jesus police, people. That's not our job.

So, no matter if a certain church has rejected you because of _________(fill in the blank), remember Christ loves you and will not reject you. If someone has rejected you because you're not ________ enough (fill in the blank again), Jesus won't. It's that simple.

Jesus is enough (cue BarlowGirl here)....and so are we.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this, Donna. This is just what I needed to read today. You are a blessing!
    Laurel

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    1. Thank you, Laurel - it really wasn't that awful a thing - but I felt I needed to get it off my chest!

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  2. So true.It was likely just your user name, and they didn't want to take a risk with you. Kind of funny really. Chin up!

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    1. LOL! I agree - but that's ok - I've been rejected for less!

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  3. I'm sorry you were "rejected" from something you wanted to participate in. It would be easy to say "their loss" (it IS their loss, btw!!!) but I love how you took this experience and turned it into a positive for Christ! Be blessed in knowing you've touched a heart. :)

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  4. Your comments on rejection hit me right between the eyeballs. So much of what we do and who we are depends on other people. That Is the unfortunate part. We are all brought up to consider anothers viewpoint before our own. That always leaves us second guessing what we do.
    My thanks for your blog entry. I feel much better this morning because I have read it.
    Abundant Blessings to you. You have made my morning so much better.

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  5. thanks a lot for getting my brain 'thinking' this morning! LOL I like this! hugs, & happy stitching, Queeny

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  6. Love this!yes we will be rejected in this life but Jesus accepts us as we are....he looks at our heart ..at mine and loves me anyway!even when i feel like no one does he does...i love your your blog!

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