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Rejection….

Rejection….

No one likes rejection, that feeling that you’re not good enough…

Or wanted…

Left out of the group…

Turned away….

Rejected….

Today for me was a hard one.  I watched as my children were rejected by a volunteer at the public library.  Oh, it wasn’t a major event.  The kids simply wanted to listen in at the story time, and the age range was where one of the kids’ reading level is.  The staff knew two of the three children and our family for years, but the volunteer for the story time didn’t, and had no clue of their special needs.

She turned all three children away.

She rejected my children, not allowing them to listen at story time in the open area of the public library.  She reasoned that their name wasn’t on a register and they didn’t have a nifty handwritten lanyard and name badge in official black Sharpie.

A friend saw my tears and tackled the problem after I packed all three children back into the car, one of them in tears not understanding why they weren’t allowed to simply sit quietly and listen along with the other children.  She got the problem resolved in minutes, Lord bless her!

But, no matter what words are said by anyone in the library now, the damage is done.  Trust is broken.  My children had been rejected.

Yes, this is a small matter, nothing major.  Place it in a line with past rejections where the children are concerned, and it hurts more than it should.  They’ve been rejected by noncustodial parents, by teachers, family members, friends, etc…this should have been miniscule.

When you’re a parent of special needs children, you experience rejectio a lot.  It’s like it comes part and parcel at times.  Sometimes it sparks anger, other times hurt.  You find rejection in many places, from doctor’s offices, school, parent groups, friends, camps, school activities, public areas, family, you name it.

Why so much??

Because the children aren’t “normal”.

Because our lives revolve around different goals and dreams and realitiesthan most others.

Because the children have different needs.

Because the children behave differently (more often than not, are actually better behaved than those around them).

Because they believe in Jesus and the Bible.

Rejection is a part of life, and there’s no way to always avoid it.  People will turn us away.  Does it make rejection easier?  No.

We may not always avoid rejection, but we can choose how we handle it.  We can choose grace or retaliation, walk away or fight.  When our children are the object of rejection, the notion to get even, “make them pay”, etc for hurts rises to the top.  Do we have to act on it?  No.

We can turn to Jesus.

Jesus said life wouldn’t be easy, but that He’d be with us.  (this is taken from the Abella unauthorized version).  He said we’d face persecutions, have things done to us, but He’d be there to comfort us.

Jesus knew of rejection.  He understands.  His own creation abandoned Him.  His own people rejected His message, His gift of salvation, His life.  Even God had to turn His back on Jesus at one point, on order for Jesus to take our punishment.  It broke God’s heart to have to reject His own Son.

If you know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, He will never reject you.  He will never leave you nor forsake you.

When others turn away, Jesus doesn’t.

If you’d like to have Jesus as your Savior….Read Here to learn how to receive the Gift of Salvation!

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Surrendering Our Personality

Part of seeking God’s will for our lives is surrendering our personalities.  How we do this depends on our commitment to Him.

In this study, part 2 of “What Is Our Reason For Being?” from Pastor Fryer’s study at Independent Bible Baptist Church.

Finding our reason for being depends on our committal of our entire personality to God.  Even when we surrender ourselves to God, we will see that it will not be easy.

Ephesians 3:20-21–

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (21) Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

God provides the way, as seen in I John 2:15-17Love not the world, neither the things that arein the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (16) For all that isin the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (17) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

What factors most hinder us from doing God’s will?  Sinful nature, environment, heredity, will, mind, body, emotions, life.

The process of doing God’s will is accomplished through a vision of God’s purpose for your life, a commitment of your whole personality to God, and actions based on God’s provision for doing His will. 

The story of humanity is characterized by self-centeredness.  Will we pursue our own will or the Lord’s?

 

 

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Look Up

I was looking through the news sites tonight–not the big ones, but the ones that are more..independent… and have to say, it’s just like reading through the events of Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelations and so on.

At Watch4Him, the headlines include even more earthquakes, which seem like a multiple a day occurance.  One article links to how JP Morgan is cancelling vacations to prepare for yet another economic meltdown similar to 2008.   Another article links to a site speaking of how China is threatening war in Syria.  There are articles about human barcodes (something easily turned into the mark of Revelations), the worsening global economies, wars and rumors of wars, Israel, the heavens, the rumblings on the earth, etc.

You will find similar at Rapture Ready , which starts with the news of the number of worldly Christians is on the rise.  Sad, isn’t it…how more Christians take on the name but not the life of living for Him?  Then we find about Bilderberg being more than conspiracy theory.  Listen to World View Weekend with Brannon Howse from time to time (on the VCY America networks) and you’ll hear about the Bilderberg mess.   Keep reading and you’ll find more and more news items that you won’t find on Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, or any of the other networks.

Keeping an eye to the news and the world around us helps you see that our time on earth really is nearing an end.  In the day of “Dance Moms” (heard a commercial for them this morning on the radio as I was driving around town, almost vomited from listening to the prideful, materialistic woman who has her daughter in this drama queen show),  “American Idol”, and all these other shows promoting extremely worldly values, we don’t tend to look beyond what is superficial.  In doing this, we miss what’s deep down.  God is showing us that we are going to be called home very soon.  He is giving us the signs in the heavens, on earth, below the earth, in our world systems, governments, etc.  Choosing to drown it out with frivolous and mindless musings don’t change the fact….

Our redemption draweth nigh.

Look up folks–Jesus is coming!

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