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I am so glad I am not God – for many reasons including that of shown in Bruce Almighty movie. But most of all, I am glad I am not God because I would probably just be a sputtering mess every time someone rejects me.

You know that hated feeling of being rejected – after you’ve done everything? I’m sure at some stage of our lives whether once or twice or countless times we have felt rejection from family, friends and even our dearly so beloveds.And I remember those feelings and it hurts like a deep cut – and that’s just from a few people. Imagine being God who is … well … God, and being rejected by so many people (and at one point, I admit to that). How does God feel about it? How does He handle that pain? Does He cry on bed curled up in a fetal position the way I did when this boy back in 11th grade broke up with me? Does He get angry and frustrated the way I do when I feel I don’t belong?

I am so glad I am not God. And I am also thankful that God is not insecure like us human beings.

But thinking about it in another analogy, wouldn’t you be hurt when someone says to your face, “You’re husband does not know what he’s doing?” or maybe when they comment, “You’re husband does not exist!”

WOW! Excuse you!

Wouldn’t we have a defensive, bewildered reaction when we get those snide comments?

Isaiah 54:5
King James Version (KJV)
5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

This verse clearly says that Jesus, our God, is our beloved Husband so when people say, “There is no God!” how exactly do we respond? Do we respond despondently? Do we respond with rage? Do we respond with a debate? Do we respond with an explanation? Or do we respond AT ALL?

I say this because in the pop culture world we have today, it is easier defending a celebrity we don’t know to other people who likes another celebrity than defending our Christian faith and our God who knows us, who wants to have a relationship with us, who tore the veil for us, who sent down Jesus Christ to redeem us from the fires of hell.

Why is it so hard nowadays to shy away to a comfort zone?

It is so easy to pray, “Lord, keep us safe and protect us.” While this is an appropriate prayer, do we forget to also pray to be bold?

Acts 4:31
King James Version (KJV)
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Honestly, how many times have prayed for safety over boldness of the Word? Let us be reminded that the disciples prayed more for God to strengthen their hearts and give them courage to preach the Gospel and the spread the Word to non-believers of His love – no matter what the cost.

We have gotten into this very safe world and Christians are friends with Christians and no one out there reaching out; where are homes are open to Christians and fellow believers only and not for those needing the love of God. While we find edification and strength from fellow believers, we must not close our doors in reaching out for those people who have not encountered the love of Jesus. It may hurt and in fact it will hurt to be rejected day by day, turned down church invites through out the week or even laughed at with our beliefs, but that is the point!

2 Timothy 3:12
King James Version (KJV)
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

It should not surprise us that we will be rejected because even on the time of Jesus, the pharisees themselves who were knowledgeable with the word rejected him. Think about it. if the disciples were afraid of rejection and getting hurt, they would have kept all these with themselves and what would be the point of the redemption of Jesus if only 12 people would be saved because they were afraid to make a move and spread the word.

We were not called to be timid and to shy away from the world once we have known God. We are called to be brave Christians preaching a brave heart Gospel. While we suffer rejection and pain in this world, we should not be discouraged because God promises an eternity in heaven where we have His full love and acceptance.


Posted anonymously, 4th October 2014


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  • this was a very big post. everyone is entitled to their belief

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  • I have always thought of God as a father who loves his children even if they reject him, even if they ignore Him, even if they betray Him. I guess everyone is on their own journey toward God (me included) and although we can’t make someone love God we can show them how much God loves them.

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  • What’s the point you’re trying to make?

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  • You are entitled to your beliefs, but I think it’s unfair to try to make other people feel guilty if they reject them. Some of your remarks seem intended that way.

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