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Thought and Prayer for Friday, January 3, 2020

Friday, January 03, 2020

January 3, 2020 REJECTION

No one wants to be rejected. We may have been rejected at work or at home or at school. Rejection is one reason we give up on our goals. We set goals and start out with our plans only to get rejected by someone. However, we should reject the nay-sayers. We should remember our plans are for the glory of God. Instead of focusing on the world’s rejection, choose to reject the world and accept God’s love and His acceptances of us. We shouldn’t let this sinful world keep us from doing the will of God just because it chooses to reject us. We should, instead, reject this world so we CAN do the will of God.

SCRIPTURE:
2 Corinthians 4:2 “We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about any rejection in your life.
2. List ways you have allowed rejection to stop you from doing God’s will.
3. Know you have been accepted and are loved by God.
4. Focus on God and reject the ways of the world so you can completely live for Him.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know this world rejects You. We know when we live for You we will be rejected as well. Help us to continue to focus on You and live for You despite those who reject us because we follow You. Help us to remember to reject this sinful world and allow You to transform us into a new person so we can do Your will. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
When we reject the world and allow ourselves to be transformed to a new person who lives for God, He will help us through all the barriers of life.

Romans 12:2 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (NLT)

We should remember if we are rejected for doing God’s will, they are rejecting God and not us. We need to remember God will take care of them and not let their rejection stop us from doing His will.

Luke 10:16b “Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God, who sent me.” (NLT)

Jesus was rejected by many yet He focused on God who chose Him to do great things. We should focus on God as well so we can get things done.

FOCUS:
1 Peter 2:4b “He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor.” (NLT)
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