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When you Are Not Selected

May 4, 2014

We all want to be selected, to be a part of something or to fit in.  Growing up as a lad, we would stand in line and waited to be chosen to be on a team.

In life, we still want to be accepted, selected or to fit in. Often times, we fall in love with someone that doesn’t love us in return.  We set our eyes on material things to fill the void in our hearts.  We believe material things will bring us happiness.

In life, if we are not selected for a job, it will devastate us and cause us to take inventory of our self-worth.  When we are denied that promotion we had set our hearts on, it will cause us to have low self-esteem. God always knows what is best for us. The person that rejected you and walked on your heart and feelings is only making you stronger. Those material things, promotion, or job we didn’t get was only a ‘setback for a set up’.  And they proposed two: Joseph called Barabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two you have chosen 25 to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell that he might go to his own place.” 26 And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles”. (Acts 1:23-26)

Some of the same people we place on a pedestal are the people that will let you down. The people we don’t select are some of the same people God is promoting to do great work in His Kingdom. We thought they would never amount to anything, but God…. The same people we rejected have become the head cornerstone of the church or community. Jesus did no wrong to anybody. Jesus performed miracles, healed the sick and diseased. The same people that shouted “Hosanna” turned against Him and chosen to set a thief (Barabbas) free and crucify Jesus.

We entertain angels unaware. That person we refused to help could be an Angel sent from God. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone”. (Matt.21:42) Since we can’t judge anyone, we should leave the judging to God.  “Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm”. (Psalms 105:15)

Many times we are not selected; God is promoting us to a “higher calling”. We know that God has a plan and purpose for our lives. God only wants the best for us. Many of the people we associate ourselves with, is only to hold us back from our full potential and the place God has planted us. Many times, we have to “come out from among them” to reach our full potential. “But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man; the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

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