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It is going to happen
Let Jesus be your shield
Don’t try to avoid rejection
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. John 15:20
Just as Jesus was unfairly vehemently persecuted so too will you be.
You can no longer avoid rejection than you can avoid suffering the sting of burning sand on your bare feet on a blistering hot day at the beach. You are going to be persecuted for your belief whether it is from the spears of cruel comments or jokes about you at work and by former friends, whether it be ostracized from your family (indeed many are told their family members will never speak to them again because they are Christians) or by your employer (You won’t be dishonest in your business dealings or participate in some other dishonest shenanigans).
When it happens, take it to Jesus. Remember: He’s been through whatever you are going through and much worse. He loves you. He will send the Holy Spirit to comfort and encourage you. I know He has me whenever persecution has happened to me.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Shammah (God is present) please give me the strength and courage to continue in developing a deeper relationship with You, not matter what the cost. Please send You precious healing balm to my heart when others pierce it with their cruel and unkind words. I ask in the name of Him who constantly suffered insults during His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.