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.
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. 😉