God Wants to Use Your Rejection
As Christ-followers, we are residents in a household that is built by, held up with, and guided by a stone that was initially labeled as rejection. The most important part of this household is Christ. He is the cornerstone that bears the weight of it all. He is the cornerstone that gives guidance and direction to where everything else will be built.
The beauty of Christ, His Church, and everything we stand for was established on a stone called rejection. God takes things that other people see as worthy of rejection and builds something beautiful.
In Ephesians 2, the apostle Paul writes about two households being built. First is the household of the body of Christ, which all believers are a part of. We’re adopted into this house as children of God.
You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord (Ephesians 2:19–21 NIV).
Second, we have God building something up in us individually as well.
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit (Ephesians 2:22 NIV).
Do you see it? God is building something in you too! Now, if rejection played a part in Jesus’ life and, in turn, became the stone that the Church was built upon, what makes us think that rejection won’t play a part in what God is building in us too? He’s doing something in you as an individual, and He wants to use your rejection.
If you have felt pain, if you have felt unloved, if you have felt abandoned, if you have felt the sorrows of this life, then guess what? That’s the very thing that God might use to build something great in your life. God’s desire is to use all of our hurts and pains for a purpose. He can take the cornerstone of rejection in your life and make it something that He can build beautifully upon.
But one thing is required before a stone can become a cornerstone.
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You can read our previous blog post from Half the Battle about the fruit of rejection at the link, here.
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