Risking Rejection

“Do you now believe?” Jesus replied.  “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.” “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:31-33)
We live in a culture that loves to reject people. Our culture often jumps at the opportunity to speak negatively about someone else, especially on social media. As a child of God, you need to understand that you are different. You do not belong to this world; you belong to Jesus Christ. Because of that, you risk being rejected by other people because of your faith. Specifically, there are three ways you will risk rejection: 
  1. You will risk rejection when you seek to live a pure life and stand for what is right. There will be people in your life who don’t agree with your lifestyle and your decision-making, but God has not called us to be winners of popularity contests. Rather, He wants us to be involved in being proclaimers. Our words and our actions make all the difference when it comes to how people view Christians. Live a life that exemplifies your faith, even if your lifestyle differs from others. 
  1. You will risk rejection if you witness vocally. When was the last time you shared Christ with someone who did not believe? When did you speak with someone about repenting of their sin and placing their faith in Christ? These can be difficult and uncomfortable conversations, but God has called us to boldly proclaim Him to the people around us, even if it means being rejected. 
  1. You will risk rejection when you begin to walk a committed life. When you decide to avoid any shortcuts with your faith and fully embrace your relationship with Christ, you will face rejection. It may come from your family, friends, co-workers, or people you don’t even know. Remember, Jesus wasn’t accepted by everyone, either. He faced His share of rejection. He remained strong in His calling, His purpose, and His Heavenly Father. I would encourage you to do the same.
The rejoicing in our victory will only be as great as the risk we have taken in possible rejection. God calls you to be committed. Will you fully commit even if it means being rejected? 
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Betty Jane Laughlin - April 5th, 2023 at 6:40am

It is strange how I was rejected years ago because I wasn't in the drinking crowd. There was a time before that when I was part of that crowd. I have found new Christian friends in which we are true to each other. I still get rejected by the non-Christian crowd which saddens me that they don't realize how truly happy they can be living with Jesus in their hearts.

James W. Howell - April 5th, 2023 at 12:26pm

Since I became a God Loving Christian. I have many experiences of Joy, Ups and downs. The ONE Thing I Know for sure is that The Lord has been with me every Moment. My Love for GOD Grows every day He Gives Me. PRAISE THE LORD !






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