Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rejection: The Great Side of It

Considering the imploding friendships I've viewed since November's election, I thought perhaps this post from September of 2013 might be timely.


"The devil will always try to use rejection to keep us from moving forward."

That's what a Joyce Meyer Ministries post at Facebook stated this morning and this is how one woman commented:

"I think rejection is God's protection. If someone rejects me, it's
because God is protecting me from them. That's just how I see it."

Wow, the clarity and truth of that. I immediately recalled the various friends and relatives who've rejected me, said adios forever, and nearly all were negative, critical, pessimistic Christians and do I really want that kind of influence?


Do you know what the name, 'Debra', means? This:

"Bee: seeker of the sweet in Life."

And in one place I read, "People with this name tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts, and often enjoy life immensely."

So honestly, this Debra, especially, doesn't have time for the people-haters, the rigid, the no-fun, look-on-the-dark-side non-changers. Why risk absorbing all that poison? And why become upset when a hater rejects me? God is only doing me a favor, making certain nothing hinders me from carrying out His specific purpose, helping me live this vital verse:

"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."   ... Proverbs 4:23

So today I'm thanking God for His common-sense protection, even when it felt more like grief. If my times are truly in His hands--if I've honestly given every part of myself to Him--I'll remember that He knows best--

--and I'll be at peace with His ways, even when they're not exactly mine.

And of course, sometimes our friends (and we, also) just go through crazy, what-the-heck? phases, then calm down and return to truth--and old friendships. And that's great, too.


Oh and back to today (August 17, 2017) ---

Due to involved, you-don't-want-to-know circumstances, we needed new bath towels. So I went looking online and good grief! When did they start making towels with gold dust thread?   $$$$$$$. 

Well, just as I considered cursing myself for not buying them during a January white sale (like smart folks do), I clicked upon the towel set, above, for only $16.75 (though currently they're $1 more). They're from Walmart, so I ordered with a bit of trepidation, knowing how towels can look super in a picture, but un-super in your hands.

When they arrived, wow. Talk about just-right-quality! And even though they're more coral than pink, I promptly ordered another set.

There's still a wide variety of colors available. Just thought I'd pass this deal along in case you, too, were towel-desperate.  😉



saija said...

most excellent thoughts!

Betsy said...

Your words from the past are very appropriate in these turbulent days aren't they? I found myself nodding my head and saying "Amen!", several times as I read it. Thank you for the tip on the towels. Unfortunately, I just paid for towels that must have gold thread in them a couple months ago so I don't need any right now. I agree with you they've gotten terribly expensive. I hope you have a lovely day my sweet friend.
Blessings, Betsy

Dewena said...

Seeker of the sweet in life, you've helped me look at this subject of rejection in a different light!

I love the towels! Probably won't be buying any very soon though. After downsizing from a 3 bath house to a 1 bathroom I wonder if we'll ever run out of bath linens!

Debi @ Tuesdays Child said...

Just stopping by to see what you're up to this week and to gain some more wisdom from ya [seriously!]

I love Joyce Meyer too, she's down to earth and is funny and is just plain good! : )

Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!