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August 22, 2017, 5:34 PM

Rejection


I've been leading a study entitled "Goliath Must Fall" Louie Giglio 

How do we win the battle against the giants in our lives? How do we define our giants?

Rejection is just one of the sessions and we will be dealing with it tomorrow night.

Do you realize in the story of David and Goliath, that David was rejected.

David was a teenager; he wasn't in the Israelite army, he went back and forth bringing supplies and food to his brothers.

1st rejection: David's oldest brother, Eliab, heard him speaking with the men and in anger asked, "Why have you come down here?" If we back up to when David was chosen to be king over Eliab, we can imagine Eliab felt his own rejection at not being chosen king as the oldest and strongest son of Jesse.

Rejected people reject others.

The 2nd time David felt rejected was when he said he wanted to fight the giant. King Saul responed with, "You are not able to go out against the Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth." I Samuel 17:33

Do you hear thoughts like these:

"Your never going to do that."

"Don't get crazy ideas."

"Don't get your hopes up."

"You're never going to amount to anything."

"You're not smart enough; not talented enough; not beautiful enough; not worthy enough or not wanted enough."

A third rejection for David in the story is when Goliath sizes him up and sees him as only a boy, rudy and handsome. He says to David, "Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks? Then he curses David by his gods, 'Come here," he said, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field."

The enemy of rejection will come at you with all he's got. We have got to armor ourselves with the acceptance of Christ; meeting our rejections head on knowing we are already accepted and no form of rejection can take that away. 

David knew he was the work of God; whe he wrote Psalm 139, I encourage you to read the chapter but right in the middle David writes, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (vv. 13,14)

bjz

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