Have you ever felt out-of-place?
Maybe you thought you were just a few steps behind in fashion, friends or even faith. Some of us have had a life long battle with rejection from family and have dealt with feeling like an outcast because of it. What do you do with the emotions left from feeling like you do not belong?
Fighting back with truth when faced with the lies of rejection is not only God honoring, but Spirit driven. Sometimes easier said than done, we need to make a point of being intentional in our seeking for truth in the darkness of the shadow we may have been living in for a long time.
The Lord accepts us just as we are. He will see us through.
We are a broken people and God placed a rescue plan into motion to mend us from this brokenness. We don’t need to be perfect to be perfectly loved by our Father and Creator.
Here are several verses to reflect upon and to hide in our hearts to use to fight back against the lies that rejection places on our beings.
Isaiah 41:8-9 ESV (I am chosen and a friend of God)
But you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
the offspring of Abraham, my friend;
you whom I took from the ends of the earth,
and called from its farthest corners,
saying to you, “You are my servant,
I have chosen you and not cast you off”
Isaiah 43:1 (I am His; He has called my name)
But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
Isaiah 43:10 (I am chosen in order to know God)
“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me.
Isaiah 44:5 (I belong to the Lord)
This one will say, ‘I am the Lord‘s,’
another will call on the name of Jacob,
and another will write on his hand, ‘The Lord‘s,’
and name himself by the name of Israel.”
John 1:12 (I am a child of God)
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
1 Corinthians 6:17 (I am united with Christ)
But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
1 Corinthians 12:27 (I am a member of Christ’s body)
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
Ephesians 2:18 (I have direct access to God)
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
Colossians 1:12 (He has qualified me to share in His inheritance)
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
Colossians 2:10 (I am complete in Christ)
and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
1 Peter 2:9-10 (I belong to God and am chosen by Him)
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.When you are feeling rejected, meditate on these eleven verses about being Accepted. Click To Tweet