Personal Rejection

photo-1492052722242-2554d0e99e3a“Whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me. And whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.” (Luke 10:16)

I don’t know about you, but as for me, it’s comforting to know that sometimes people’s rejection of me isn’t personal. Oh, it might feel that way, and someone might actually believe it is. But sometimes it isn’t.

“For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life.” (2 Corinthians 2:15-16)

We don’t get to determine how someone responds to us. And many times, they aren’t responding to us as much as to God’s presence. And God can handle someone’s rejection. We don’t need to take rejection nearly so personally if someone bigger is taking it personally for us.

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