Maaaan I had soooooo much fun this past week. Some how the people that inspire me, I mean truly breathe life into me , find their way to ole Kansas City. I went to see such a real cool dude in concert, His name is Dee-1. He is by far one of the LIVEST, WILDEST artist I have seen in concert.
Going to this concert and being more inspired by the ministry, even more than I was before, was needed on that very day and at that very time because that previous day and even that morning, my light was dim, my heart was hurt and my eyes were full of tears! I was really dealing with rejection.
What I am learning is that rejection is built into this life, it is apart of the purpose God has for us. When you give your life to God its the best decision ever but it is no cake walk at times. You begin to realize that you don’t fit in the crowd like you use to and if you are not careful or even forget where God is taking you, you can become really sad and feel lonely and allow rejection to stunt your growth. To reject something is to refuse to accept or receive someone, even casting them off and denying that person of what they were searching for. I remember feeling this way when I first received salvation but it really hit me in college when everyone was clubbing and I decided to opt out of that kind of life ( and of course some other things as well). I didn’t realize that I would continue to be rejected, even by the ones that are among me, close to me, suppose to be on this walk just like me.
When Jesus came on the scene, His own creation rejected Him, to the point where they decided to kill him. That’s how much they didn’t approve of Him. I came across the passage of His crucifixion in the bible and in my time of hurt I literally asked Jesus this question ” How in THIS world did you overcome rejection?” And just like that, He reminded me of this:
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”- Luke 22:42
Jesus felt the pain of rejection, separation from His father and so much more and yet He was still down for the cause. He knew He was about to die on the cross and rise again 3 days later to bring the whole world salvation. He remembered His PURPOSE! I am reminded that my purpose is much bigger than rejection, bigger than me, so I don’t need to be worrying about anyone who cant recognize that let alone their own purpose! When you know that you are called up high you just don’t trip over the low stuff!! 🙂
A lot of times when people reject you its because they don’t have what you are seeking after, whether it be love, acceptance, peace, validation etc. So how can they give what they don’t have. If you had no money in the bank and swiped your card and it kept getting denied do you get angry at the card? What God told me is this: “the same people that are rejecting you don’t even have the things that you’re searching for, they need to come to Me to get it for themselves, so by pass them and come straight to me, THE SOURCE!!!” How encouraging is that!
God allows us to go through rejection so that we can learn to depend completely upon Him, it’s crucial to learn this.
When you begin to look more like Christ you are going to be rejected causing a separation to take place. Don’t let this discourage you but be HAPPY about it! Yes it can be a challenge to walk this thang out and every day brings new traps, ” do I go or do I not go, do I say or do I be quiet”. We get it right and sometimes we dont but everyday is a class room, to learn. A key thing in living for Christ is carrying your cross. When Jesus carried the cross on His back it symbolized Him denying himself for us, so that we may be forgiven of our sins. At some point we have to actually start picking up our cross and that means denying some things. I love to have fun and goof it up A LOT but its a lot of things I just cant engage in anymore. This type of life makes others uncomfortable and not want to hang around you anymore, rejecting you, but its one of those crosses to bear. The reward is better than what you are losing anyway😜💪🏾✌🏾️
AND THIS IS WHY I SO DIG DEE-1 and what he stands for!!
He is young, not afraid to be separate, NOT ashamed and because of that it is sooooooooooo Inspiring!!!!
@Dee1Music #3’sup #BeRealBeRighteousBeRelevant #MissionVission