I think we all know that rejection is a part of life. I wish I had better news! But the truth is that not everyone will understand you or get you.
As a Bible teacher, I get plenty rejection from unbelievers. That’s to be expected.
But some years ago, when I heard what some Christians said about me, well, that hurt. It bothered me that fellow believers didn’t understand me.
So I asked the Lord what to do about it. His surprising instruction healed me!
The Bible assures that the Holy Spirit lives inside of every Christian.
But not every Christian walks in the power of the Holy Spirit.
I was born again for more than a decade before I experienced the difference.
But what a difference! What resulted was an effortless power and fulfillment that can only be described as supernatural.
I’m telling you—you’ll be amazed at what happens through you when you embrace this truth. ⬇️
I spoke to a local church this Sunday.
Shortly into the message, I sensed the need to minister a simple point to the people: “You are not an oops or an accident.”
I wish I didn’t have to say that.
But these days, I see so much insecurity in the eyes of those I meet, simply about whether or not they are wanted.
I get it. In the past, I have wondered the same thing.
(By the way, if you know someone who might need this message, please share this link with them. Everyone needs to know that they are wanted.)
If I ask you, “What is your purpose?” there’s a good chance you’ll say that you don’t know it.
But that’s not because you don’t have a purpose. It may be because a devil-crafted LIE is keeping you from recognizing it.
You see, every person has a God-given purpose—including YOU. It may be different than you think, but it is also nearer and easier to fulfill than you think.
You just have to know where to look.
In today’s message, I reveal 2 clues that are sure to point to your purpose and help you discern God’s plan for your life. I also share some practical “steps” that helped me uncover mine. Hint: it has to do with a parked car. Watch below to see what I mean.
You might find it surprising, and even contradictory, to hear that God can’t do something.
After all, we know that He’s both all powerful and all knowing.
His very nature, however, prevents Him from acting in certain ways today.
We all fall short of God’s standard, every day (Romans 3:23).
We know that.
What most Christians don’t know, however, is that their typical response to sin undermines them and empowers more sin and failure.
That’s just what the devil wants.
Instead of sulking in condemnation, your healing, deliverance, and strength hinge on remembering and saying this one thing as soon as you can.
When I reflect on my life so far, there are plenty of things I would say or do differently if I knew then what I know now.
I’m sure you can say the same.
Growth is a constant part of life. (That’s a good thing!)
The challenge, though, is not to beat yourself up over what an old version of you did, said or believed.
Fear of rejection was a large part of my life. Thankfully, it isn’t anymore. But freedom from this fear didn’t come to me for at least a decade after I became a Christian.
It didn’t need to take that long.
My problem was that I treated the fear of rejection ONLY as a spiritual problem, which could be prayed away instantly. I later realized that this particular fear has both spiritual and scientific roots that need to be addressed. …
You see, yes, there’s a spiritual reason why rejection hurts. And as a result of having experienced that hurt so often, your brain becomes warped so that you expect it in the future. This creates the fear.
I hear this question so often:
“If God is real and God is good, then why do bad things happen?”
That’s a fair question—because God IS real and HE IS good …
and, obviously, life isn’t always good. Tragedies, disasters and troubles abound.
Throughout history, many have attempted to answer this question. It’s called “theodicy.” People usually give 4 reasons for why bad things happen. 3 of them are TRUE; 1 is FALSE.
Recently, I’ve been talking a lot about God’s love.
Many people find it easier to say “God loves YOU” than to believe “God loves ME.”
Yet one of the reasons that God loves YOU and ME unconditionally is because He is love (1 John 4:16). Since His very nature is love, He can’t turn love on or off. Not for anything.
I explain in today’s short video devotional. Take a minute to watch. ⬇️