Rejection chain


rejection1Jepthah was run off by his brothers. He was an illegitimate son. When he became a man, he carried out great exploits, vanquishing Israel. But he never healed his hurting heart, and in consequence rejected his daughter. His lack of family love led him to a wrong-headed idea of an unloving God. He made a stupid vow (to sacrifice whatever came first out of his house to greet him when he returned victorious from battle) and instead of repenting and recanting his vow, he stupidly carried it out. He killed his daughter.

The greatest danger of rejection is NOT how lousy we feel. It is that we will do the same to others. As the saying goes, hurting people hurt people.

Supposedly, the church is a refuge for hurting people. Instead, it turns into a lair of cruel critics. I don’t leave the church because there is no where better to go. After all, Christ left His church. Nothing else.

I wish to be different: loving, accepting, patient, comprehending, optimistic with people, seeing the positive and not the negative.

Don’t think I’m touchy-feeling. The naked truth is I have rejected too many people in my time. God, forgive!

I am determined to change. I am determined to praise my children instead of criticizing them. I am decided to see good in everybody, to be patient with problems, to love the unlovable. It is not easy. I must pray every day before the day begins because, if not, bile flows from this wicked mouth of mine.

True change is not a glib meme or a mantra. It takes work and, I believe, divine assistance.

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12 responses to “Rejection chain

  1. Borrowed a line from this post, with credit.
    True Change, 11-14-14
    ME and the Boss

  2. Bless you Brother. May The Lord help you at this critical time. I empathize with you. I pray The Lord will lead you in this matter.

  3. Amen… Lord help us love not only in words, but in action. Jesus bless you and keep you and prosper you. Again, your writing blesses me.

  4. Your path is yours to walk and Jesus walks it with you. Stay true to Him, and to yourself. Your going to do just fine. God bless you.

  5. Lord, help is to love and accept people with your love and acceptance!

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