"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


The sting of rejection can cut deep.!!!!

Below, highlighted in bold are areas that really touch my spirit.

This is such an encouraging message!

Joyce Meyer explains the pain of rejection so very clearly in her devotional below and the glorious freedom that can be ours in Christ!!!!!!

The Lord gave this Word to me as I was preparing for one of my conferences, and I believe He wants me to share it with you. He said:

“So many are in prison because they won't accept themselves. So many are so gifted and talented, but they won't express themselves because they fear rejection. They fear man. They fear what people will think. I want to love My people, but they hold Me at arms length and won't let Me really love them because they have been hurt by others. They fear I will reject them because of their weaknesses—like people have—but I will never reject them. Tell them I love them. Ask them to stop trying so hard to be acceptable to Me and to realize I accept them where they are. Tell them I don't want perfect performance from them. I want them to love Me and to let Me love them."

The Lord’s been having me minister to the body of believers concerning how He looks for a perfect heart and not perfect performance. We won’t impress God with our works unless our heart is pure. A lot of people think God won't use them until every area of their life is perfected. That type of thinking keeps people from allowing God to use them. He uses us in spite of us, not because of us. This doesn't mean that we should have a loose attitude and not desire to live a holy life. A person whose heart is perfect toward God is always going to earnestly and zealously desire to please God in all things. But we must also remember that Hebrews 4:15 teaches us that …we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning. Verse 16 encourages us, in light of verse 15, to draw near to God's throne and receive mercy for our failures and to go ahead and get grace to help us in our time of need. This is one of God's ways of saying He won't reject you because of your weaknesses or mistakes.

Most of us have grown up on a "merry-go-round" of trying to please people so they won't reject us. We all have an inbred need to be loved. People usually love you based on your performance. If you do what they want you to do, they accept you; but if you don't, they reject you. This is the operation of human love, and none of us know how to do anything else until we taste God's agape love that’s not based on man's performance but is based only on God. He loves you and accepts you because He decided to, not because of what you do or don’t do. Once again let me say, this doesn't mean you shouldn't desire holiness; but you'll never arrive at new levels of holiness if you think God rejects you and withholds His love every time you fail. Remember Hebrews 4:15,16. He knows you're weak, so admit that you are and let Him help you anyway.

2 Chronicles 16:9 says, ...the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to [show] himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…(KJV).

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 says that God purposely chooses the weak and foolish things of the world to confound the wise.

I would, in my natural thinking, think that He would look for a perfect specimen—someone who has it all together, a strong person who’d never fail Him or let Him down. But instead He looks for a person whose heart is perfect toward Him.

God desires to heal His people from past hurts caused by rejection. He wants you to know He will never reject you. He says in Matthew 11:28, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (NKJV). This is referring to those who are laboring at trying to be perfect and then beating themselves with guilty feelings when they fail.

Jesus was talking to the people who were trying to live under the laws of the Pharisees. It takes a lot to please a Pharisee, and they’re still around today. I'm sure you know one—someone who conveys to you the message, "I'll accept you if you perform perfectly and please me. I'll reject you and withhold my love if you don't."

Jesus isn’t a Pharisee. He says in John 3:18 that he who believes in Him will never be rejected. Believe in Him, love Him and desire His will. You'll be off to a good start. He’ll bring you across the finish line. And remember, you may not be performing perfectly, but if you have a perfect heart toward Him, He counts you as perfect while you’re making the trip. Oh yes, one main thing I need to say: Be sure you are not a Pharisee. God has placed people all around you who need love and acceptance. Give it to them, and you'll help them become the best person they can be.
(Joyce Meyer)

Through all our pain, it is TREMENDOUSLY comforting to know that God WILL NEVER REJECT US!!! It is awesome how God looks for a perfect heart the desire to want to do good (not saying we are perfect) and NOT and I repeat, especially to you JBR, NOT performance!!!!


  1. Needed this boost to get me through my day today. Great stuff.

  2. Because I fall short, I turn to Him. If I was perfect, I'd be on my way. I love to read Joyce. What God has done in her life is so miraculous. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. stuck-in-the-middleNovember 04, 2009

    JBR this is a good read. I can certainly relate to feeling rejected at times.

  4. So often I feel so undeserving. So many times I thought even He shouldn't care....So many times I want to hide, be alone, disappear. And then...He reminds me - there is nothing I can do, or say, or be that will make Him leave me. His love pushes me, motivates me to be more. I don't understand this kind of love but I am so grateful for it. Stay strong, ok Sarah.

  5. God looks for a perfect heart? Shit I guess I am screwed then eh?

    God looks for them that love him and believe that he has through Christ conquered the fear of death and death itself.

    Perfect is rather subjective don't you think?

  6. Jacqueline BakerNovember 04, 2009

    Thank you thank you thank you for sharing Joyce's teaching. What a wonderful lady used by God. She's dynamic, her conferences are electricfying. Will pass your blog onto my friends. Jacky.

  7. Very good devotional! There is something I can learn and apply to my own self. God Bless.

  8. Who has not been rejected? We've all been there...But what's sad is when we reject Christ's love out of that pain we endured. I love her statement:"The Lord’s been having me minister to the body of believers concerning how He looks for a perfect heart and not perfect performance." It's sad to see Christians still falling for legalism...
    Christ's love needs to shine inside those dark, cold prison walls. Because there are too many hurting, minute after minute, hour after hour. Everyone is lost, except for those who found their freedom in Christ through prison ministries. Great post JBR. Thank you for sharing. God bless.

  9. I would venture to say that God looks more for a heart WILLING to be perfected, not a perfect one. We all fall short of that.

    I too understand the sting of rejection; and am just now learning that nothing I do, say, or feel will cause God to reject me. He is only interested in bringing me closer to him.

    Great post!

  10. great piece once again! rejection is never easy to handle. yet it is possible. once we've learnt the right tools.

  11. This was a really fine thing to read first thing in the morning. He loves us as we are, not as we have earned His love. People who are human will inevitably fail us, at some point, but He never will. Thank you for the reminder.

  12. Wow, how awesome this post is! Powerful! I needed this. Thank you, dear one, thanks from the heart.

  13. You truly bless my heart.

  14. The other day, the Holy Spirit was ministering to me about how God loves and approves of us inspite of our innumerable shortcomings. It is not our performance he loves, it is us. Gods love has its origin in him, not in us. If it was rooted in our perfance, then it would be affected by what we do. But God is love and in John 1 the Bible says God was before anything that was made, and nothing was mad without him. So you see, you cant make God love you. When you try, that's equivalent to trying to bribe him and its selfisf. That is why he said in Isaiah that your works are as filty rags to me.
    My whole life I needed to hear that truth, my parents never told me. I just understood it yesterday, even then it is slowly sinking into my pyche. I thank God because soon I will be very free and confident in God's love and my worth and identity.

    Its lovely to talk to sons and daughters of the Most High God; God bless you all.