Revised – Enduring the Spirit of Rejection (Victory)

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I needed a serious chat with myself and with God yesterday. As I have entered into the trap of exposing myself to rejection. The still fear brewing inside of me which at first appeared to be an harmless feeling which quickly escalated to a fear that keeps growing with confidence.

While it stands valiantly in the Valley screaming and taunting me of the slave mentally it will confide me to once it has prevailed. I shudder with fear and I could do no other than to just stand and listen and receive the onslaught of my thoughts to my character.  It once again has arrived to take victory over me as so many times before.

I somehow do not want to accept the fear that is staring me down. As I come face to face with this fear full of pride and arrogance it becomes evident that I have but a few options, one option to dig deeper and persist and another to once again step away to avoid the possibility of hurt. I have asked God to protect me from any pain. But the reality is, is that I am experiencing the pre rejection pains already. I do trust in God but the damaging relations I have on my relationship portfolio to be honest is less than impressive. But my fear is rejection. And I am facing that Giant in the Valley.

It’s in a moment like this that I have to come back to my post. The word of God then jumps out at me and grabs me and it’s the voice of  Isaiah that came to me on the first occasion and with memory I recalled this verse.

When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.Isaiah 59:19

and on the second occation the following word from the Holy Bible to assist me with my upcoming victory, which I might add belongs to the Lord.

Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.

So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19

What am I doing!  What a question! Guess not much would the answer be. The answer also might contain that I am just living in fear. God reminds me that I need to fight the good fight of Faith! I shall see the enemy no more!

Today I speak to that fear, this unwelcome stronghold. And As David asked Israel, I am asking myself.

IS THERE NOT A CAUSE?!

I face this giant and hand him over to my God and speak the word of God over my life!  The Cause is God’s reputation in my life.

When I base my identity upon what the Word of God has to say about me, I will become virtually rejection-proof. I can become immune from the wounds of rejection as long as I am not basing my identity upon what that person thinks of me.

Rejection and rising above rejection is all about identity and what you base your identity upon.

So what exactly does God’s Word tell us about who we are in Christ?

  • Because of God’s great love for us, we are adopted into His family [1 John 3:1], and made joint heirs with Christ [Romans 8:17]
  • We are made to sit in heavenly places (of authority over all demons, sickness, etc.) with Christ [Ephesians 2:6]
  • We are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ [Ephesians 1:3]
  • We are the righteousness of Christ through faith, thus being made right before God [Romans 3:22]
  • We are entitled to a clean conscience before God because of the Blood and can have full assurance of faith when we go before Him [Hebrews 10:22]
  • Our sins have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west [Psalms 103:12], and God Himself has chosen not to remember our failures [Hebrews 8:12]
  • We are loved with the same love that the Father has for Jesus Himself! [John 17:23]

Günther

Freely you have received ! GIVE!

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Do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? I Corinthians 11:22

The servant of Christ Paul was concerned about the selfish practices of some of those that were coming to their Christian fellowship and worship service. They were being gluttons, getting drunk and totally ignoring the needs of the poor that were there. It was a form of discrimination that angered Paul and brought shame to Jesus Himself. Paul wrote to them saying that humiliating the poor by ignoring their needs, flaunting their riches in front of them and not having compassion on them was the same as despising the church and bringing disgrace upon it.

God cares for the poor and needy.

The question is, “Do we?”  When the needy suddenly appears next to your car window and suprise you completely, do you look away and think that a feeling of deep pity will put bread in the hand of that person.

Do you go about in a frantic panic looking for some change around you and realizing that you have none, knowingly that you have some paper notes in your wallet and then its at this point where you just say sorry and move on to the next traffic light.

Do you get irritated and just say to yourself it’s going to booze anyhow.

Do you chase them away like dogs and feed your pets better at home than the needy.

But then you say, “Listen I work for my money, so can they”

Can they?

Have you seen the unemployment percentage in this country, are you blind?  Don’t you know that your salary comes from God? Don’t reason like a fool!!
Paying tithes maybe your excuse too. But inside you know that the issues are not linked at all. Give bread if that is a tip to you.
Do you Despise the Church of God. Just a though.

It’s up to you!
Günther

 

Lets have a chat!

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Isaiah 1:18

What have you heard from the Lord? There are many messages in the Bible but how many have you really heard? How many have permeated your heart and changed the way you think and live? David heard a message from God and it changed his life forever. He cried out to God to hear his prayers. He begged God to be merciful and answer him. God saw his sincerity and invited David to, “Come and talk with me.” David heard the Lord with his whole heart and responded, “Lord I am coming!” Today, hear the same invitation to you. Hear Jesus say, “Come and talk with me.” What is your response?

The secret things belong to GOD.

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God reveals to us what is essential to our well-being.  The things that He does not reveal belong to Him, and should not be sought after.  They challenge us to trust Him even more.

God has reasons why He keeps certain things from us.  He does not give us all the details of the good things He will do for us, so that we will not get carried away and let our guard down.  He does not tell us precisely when we will die, so that we would not be devastated and shift our focus from things that are more important.
When God directed Prophet Samuel to anoint David as king at a young age David knew that he would be a king one day, but it was not revealed to him that it would take fifteen troubled years for him to sit on the throne.

God may reveal His plans for our lives to us, but choose to keep to Himself the times and seasons those plans would be accomplished.  Only He knows the purpose for keeping certain things to Himself.  His ways and judgments, though just, are often hidden from us, and past finding out by our finite minds.

THIRD DAY – “Sound of Your Voice”

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I love this songe and it really helped me when I was at my lowest 5 months ago.

“Sound of Your Voice”

I ran away from your love
But you waited for me
Yes, you waited for me
And then I heard your song
Singing over me
Singing over me

Now that I hear you, Lord
I want to know you more
I want to know you more

Sing your song to me
Oh, there’s no greater thing
Than to listen to the sound of your voice
When I hear your song
I want to sing along
And listen to the sound of your voice
The sound of your voice

Lord, I am calling your name
And I’m waiting for you
Yes, I’m waiting for you
So won’t you show me your way
And I will follow you
Yes, I will follow you

Singing over me
Bringing peace and mercy
With a song that never ends
Singing over me
Marvelous and holy
Lord, I want to hear your song again