Rejection does not mean you have not been called.

  Have you tried to share your dream and vision with someone and they took it lightly? In others words, they did not take it seriously. Or have you tried to do something but it has not been received? Sad, but true yes this happens to most people. What makes matters worst sometimes is that these negatives responses usually come from people you know.

 Well the good news is that you are not alone. Lets look at this account:

Matthew 13: 54 – 58

 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Did you see verse 57: A prophet is not without honour save in his own country and his own house.

This verse speaks volumes. How many people live in a country? Many many people live in a country. Jesus Christ our Lord was not received in His own country?

If we are in a place surrounded by many people that do not receive us, it is easy to begin to feel that we can’t do it, we are not good enough, and do nothing. A country contains a large amount of people. But what was Jesus response?

Lets look at another account:

John 4: 43 – 45

Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.

 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.

I think we can safely say that the reason Jesus went into Galilee was because he was not received in his own country.

Does this sound familiar? Sometimes to fulfil what the Lord has called us to do, we need to ‘ move out of unbelief’.  Not everybody will celebrate you; Some people think ‘they know you’ but unfortunately only few discern people after the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5 : 16

Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

The world would be a better place if everyone had this stand.

Has the Lord called you? Do you feel rejected or not taken seriously by people close to you?  Then come out from among them, and do what the Lord has called you to do.  Romans 11: 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. You have been called. Rise up against the odds around you and obey the Lord.

Bisi Oladipupo

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Posted on January 4, 2011, in Bible, christian, Christian living, Christianity, Church, Encouragment, Salvation, Witnessing. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. word!!!! Fulfilling Gods purpose for your life is more important than being were you are known people need to step out of their comfort zones and do what God has told them to do

  2. A very timely word. It is important for us to remember that when we know we have been called by God to do something we don’t need to subject ourselves to the approval or validation of others.

  3. Amen! Do what God has called YOU to do!
    (You should however consider any Godly counsel you receive.)
    God led individuals in the Bible in specific and individual ways. We serve the same God today. We need to remember He will never lead us in any way contrary to the instructions and principles in His Word. \
    God bless you for this post.

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