Man’s Rejection Can Be God’s Direction
Scripture Text : When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive.. Genesis 29:31
Rejection is one of the common tools the devil uses to destroy our lives. Everyday situations can lead to rejection. We all experience some kind of rejection and REJECTION HURTS.
Leah experienced rejection from her father Laban, her husband Jacob and her sister Rachel. When Jacob came to live with his uncle Laban he fell in love with his daughter Rachel and not Leah.
When Jacob expressed his desire to marry Rachel, Laban promised his younger daughter Rachel to Jacob in return for seven years’ service, only to deceive him into marrying his elder daughter Leah instead. Jacob had to serve another seven years to marry Rachel.
Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful. Genesis 29:17.
Leah tasted the bitterness of rejection in every aspect of life.
The Bible says, that God “saw that Leah was not loved” and so he opened her womb and she bore a child. Genesis 29:31
The Lord, in the midst of all her rejection, was showing to Leah His loving acceptance. But Leah was not able to understand the godly love, instead she looks to her husband saying, “Surely my husband will love me now.” Genesis 29:32
But she was left unloved by her husband.
God gives her two more children and every time she experienced only pain and disappointment.
When her fourth child Judah was born, instead of saying “My husband will love me now,” she said “This time I will praise the Lord.” Genesis 29:35.
Finally, after so much of rejection she was able to find the agape love the unfailing love.
She stopped looking for anything else. It would be through the line of Judah that Jesus Christ would come. Jesus was born in the tribe of Judah. Matthew1:2.
Leah’s sons became the fathers of the Jewish tribes of Israel.
When Joseph was rejected by his brothers, he looked past their hateful actions and saw God’s hand at work. He was sold into slavery, but God promoted Joseph to the second-in command of Egypt. If Joseph’s brothers hadn’t rejected him, he wouldn’t have become the ruler of Egypt.
Jesus knew His disciples will be rejected by people so he said to them, “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.” Matthew 10:14
The disciples didn’t stop when one town rejected them. The Scripture says, they went everywhere.
So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere. Luke 9:6
No matter if one door closes, God always opens another one.
You may be devalued by your family members, rejected by your spouse and envied by your friends but know that you are loved by God, and He will give you the strength to go on.
Satan loves to put us in rejected situations. We need to let the devil know that we are special to God and God will fulfill His promised blessings to us.
Yes, He will exalt you in His due timing.
God Bless you!