Rejection Is Not God's Desire
After two months of job searching, I'm still not finding anything. I told one of my pastors, the hardest part for me is the rejection. Not knowing the reason is very hard too. If I understand why I can improve on it, not one company will share it. One place just said there is too much competition, and I guess with a hundred people searching for the same type of job, this is true, but it still doesn't answer the question, "why them and not me"?
I've chosen not to talk to God about it that much because He knows my heart. He knows how this is hurting me, and I know with God, He will not reject me, and He doesn't reject me. The sad part is that if you don't have a relationship with Jesus Christ, there will come a day when He will say 'depart from me, I never knew you.' I believe this hurts him profoundly, and some will say, "he's God, he doesn't have to deny anyone." That's just it; He is God. All He asks of any of us to love Him and follow Him. He did create us, so why is that so hard for some people to want to do?
The life He planned for us is not the life we have. He had planned so much more, but it was because man denied Him and everything He offered us, that He let man walk the path he chose—a way without him which has led to sickness, disease, and hardships.
God only rejects those who reject Him, and this is not his desire. Patience is the reason Jesus has not returned for his children yet. He wants to give as many people as possible a chance to accept Him and all the good He wants to provide them.
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
The peace I'm having through all of these rejections is knowing that God doesn't reject me, and He won't reject me come the time of judgment for all those that chose to reject Him. It is possible to hurt and have peace within. Christians who have ever lost a loved one that knew Christ completely understand this. They hurt from the loss of their loved one but, at the same time, have peace that they will see them again. This peace is not true for those that reject the gift of salvation Jesus offered through His death and resurrection.
If you're a Christian, facing rejection from others, remember to look to Him and concentrate on the love He has for you. Have confidence that He doesn't reject you and never will. If you don't have a relationship with Jesus Christ, please go to this link: https://www.christianfaithplace.com/romans-8-road-to-salvation, to learn how you can accept Christ's gift of salvation. This way, you will never have to hear the words from God "depart from me, I never knew you" and then experience eternal death in the lake of fire (hell).
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)