Updated: Dec 16, 2019
"The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes" Psalm 118:22
At some point in time, everyone has experienced some form of rejection, whether it was not getting the job you wanted, a breakup, and/or not being accepted by a family member.
Rejection is painful and if it is not dealt with, a person can start wearing it as their identity.
Rejection was a familiar story to Leah, the wife of Jacob. Jacob was in love with Leah's sister Rachel, but he was deceived to marry Leah.
In fact, he worked seven years for Laban to get Rachel and served another seven years after marrying Rachel.
Can you imagine how Leah must have felt? Not even being an option, let alone a priority.
Leah fought so hard to earn her husband's love and kept having children to convince him other wise.
Have you done that before? Wanting to be accepted at any cost? Even if it meant diminishing your own light or even becoming another person? Be honest!
The spirit of rejection will have you questioning your own value or even thinking something is lacking in you.
Leah had one more child, but this time it was different. She said, "I will praise the Lord". She named him Judah and then she stopped having children.
I believe at that point Leah realized that while she was desperately trying to earn her husband's love, God's love for her was freely giving.
She did not have to fight for it, beg for it, or manipulate for it. And neither do you!
See even though Leah was rejected by man, she was truly the cornerstone. The genealogy of Jesus Christ traces back to Judah, Leah's son Matthew 1 1-16! Imagine that!
Rejection is simply redirection! Your story did not end, it is just getting started!
Father thank you for your everlasting love. Please help us to see ourselves as you see us.
You told us that we are fearfully and marvelously made. With the authority you have giving us, we cancel the spirit of rejection. In Jesus Name!