There are many reasons why God allows rejection in our lives and this article will look at the 10 major reasons why God at times permits rejection to happen in our lives.
Rejection can be a painful thing indeed and can at times make you think that you are not right with God but this post will remind you that rejection can be a blessing in disguise.
Without wasting much of your precious time, let’s look at the 10 major reasons why God allows rejection in the life of a Christian so that you don’t get discouraged.
Why Is Rejection God’s Protection?
We have all experienced rejection at some point in our lives. Some of us may experience it daily. The pain that comes with it can affect us in ways we may not even realize.
We can have poor self-esteem, self-love, trust issues, and even depression. We may feel unworthy, question our purpose, and wonder if we will ever truly be accepted by anyone.
We all want to be accepted, loved, and understood. But the truth is, the only one who can truly give us those things is God. He created us and knows us better than we know ourselves (Psalm 139:1). He knows what we need and when we need it (Matthew 6:8).
We may think a particular relationship or opportunity is best for us, but if God doesn’t allow it to happen, then He obviously has something better in store for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11).
But how can rejection be God’s protection? Well, rejection protects you from the wrong relationships, careers, or jobs that are not a good fit for you that would have otherwise ruined your life if God didn’t allow rejection to occur.
10 Major Reasons God Allows Rejection.
- To Protect You.
- To Lead You To Repentance.
- For Redirection.
- Helps Us Focus On Jesus Christ.
- To Help Us Trust God More.
- To Build Your Character.
- To Keep Us Humble.
- To Bring Sin To Our Attention.
- To Test Your Faith.
- To Keep Us Focused On Heavenly Things.
1. To Protect You.
One of the major reasons why God allows rejection is to protect you from harm that may come from being associated with certain people or things that might not have been good for you ( 1 Corinthians 10:13).
How many times did God not allow something through rejection in your life only to realize later and thank God why that thing didn’t happen or why God allowed you to be rejected by the wrong people?
You may not see it at first that God is protecting you but as we see in Isaiah 46:10 that God knows the end from the beginning and He knows that if He didn’t allow you from being rejected by certain people, your life would be in ruins.
2. To Lead You To Repentance.
Believe it or not, God may allow rejection in your life in many areas as an act of love so that you can come to Him in repentance by giving your life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sometimes, you need God’s rejection in your life especially if you are filled with sinful pride so that you can humble yourself and come to God in true repentance and godly sorrow 2 Corinthians 7:10-12 talks about.
Otherwise, if rejection hadn’t occurred, some of you would be still stubborn in your sinful lifestyles and see no need for repentance and salvation or making amends in your life.
3. For Redirection.
I am sure you have heard of a quote before which states that “sometimes, God’s rejection is simple God’s redirection to something better.” Moreover, this is always the case when the Lord allows rejections in your life.
The Lord will allow you to be rejected by certain people in your life because He knows there are better people out there more suitable for you especially when it comes to choosing a life partner. Also, when choosing a career path.
You may be wondering why God has not allowed you to pursue a certain career path and the simple answer to that question is because He knows better than you do and has better plans for your life as Jeremiah 29:11 tells us.
4. Helps Us Focus On Jesus Christ.
Rejection helps us stay focused on the Lord Jesus Christ and not our gifts or calling but Him alone so that we can depend on Him as our sufficiency comes from Him, not ourselves as God’s word in 2 Corinthians 3:5 tells us.
Many times even believers may think that what we are doing is in our own power and intellect and that may lead to pride which God hates. Therefore, when He allows rejection, He reminds us that only He has the power to open and close doors in life.
This is why we are to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and not to learn on our own intellect or understanding which can fail us.
5. To Help Us Trust God More.
Rejections in life help us to trust in the Lord even more because when you experience rejection or closed doors in life, you will be reminded that only God has the power to open and close the door no one has the power to open or close (Revelations 3:7).
It’s only when you get humbled by rejection in life will you realize and appreciate the importance of trusting the Lord with all your heart and not leaning on your own understanding and wisdom which can fail you as Proverbs 3:5,6 tells us in the old testament.
So, if you are experiencing rejection in your life from all sides, just keep trusting God knowing that He has better things for you in your life and only He can open doors that no one can shut.
6. To Build Your Character.
Some people are so used to being accepted and admired that they can’t handle rejection at all. They don’t know how to deal with it and they often become resentful and bitter individuals.
You should never allow rejection to define you as a person. You must understand that rejection is part of life just like success or failure, which is just the harsh truth of life. If you’re rejected, use it as an opportunity to grow stronger and build your character.
The apostle Paul teaches us that suffering produces perseverance, character; and hope (Romans 5:4). But we must remember that the process of building your character or Christian faith doesn’t come without pain but often through rejection.
7. To Keep Us Humble.
Sometimes, God will allow rejection in your life to humble you and remind you that only He has the power to open doors in your life, to bless and prosper, to make rich, and to make poor.
Due to our natural sinful pride, it’s easy to think that we don’t need God in our lives or look down on others especially when things are working like clockwork in our lives with little to no rejection.
However, when you start facing a series of rejections in your life, it will remind you that indeed God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble as James 4:6 tells us.
8. To Bring Sin To Our Attention.
Rejection is a tool sometimes God will allow in our lives to act as a wakeup call especially if there is secret sin in our lives we are still harboring or clinging on to like super glue as sin closes doors in one’s life, hence causing the rejection of God’s blessings in your life.
Many times in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament, God used rejection as a means to bring attention to the secret sin His people may have been secretly harboring or unwilling to repent of in their lives.
Psalms 66:18 tells us that if we harbor iniquity or sin in our hearts, God will not hear or answer our prayer this means rejection of even the prayer requests we make to God.
9. To Test Your Faith.
Rejection may be at times God’s way of testing your faith to see whether your faith is genuine or not and it’s genuine, it won’t fail in times of rejection but if it’s fake, it will fail.
Many believers fail and falter when their faith is tested through rejections or closed doors in their lives but if you are such a believer who only shows faith when there is no rejection in your life, then you don’t understand what genuine faith is all about.
Earlier in Romans 5:4,5, we saw that God allows rejection to perfect our character but it also includes the testing of our faith so that it can be perfected and refined. So, don’t despair if rejection comes in your life as God may be testing you.
10. To Keep Us Focused On Heavenly Things.
Last but not least, God allows rejection in our lives so that we keep our minds focused on heaven where our real home and true riches are.
You may have wondered why God didn’t allow you to get that prestigious high-paying job that will earn you a lot of money but I am here to tell you it was so that the money from that well-paying job you wanted doesn’t draw your attention away from God and heaven.
Colossians 3:2 tells us that our affections as believers must be on things above that are in heaven and not on the things on the earth, which can be challenging at times if you are too focused on earthly things such as money, jobs, and the material things of this word.
I hope the above 10 reasons why God allows rejection in your life will remind you that God’s rejection is just a mere redirection to something better. In closing, if this post edified you, let me know in the comments below along with the questions you might have on what you have read. Stay blessed and don’t forget to share.
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