You have been set apart as holy to the Lord your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure.
He didn’t return my call, he’s dumping me! I feel rejected!!
How many of you have had this hurtful emotion in your dating life? I was in my early twenties and met a guy at a summer camp. He was a catch, every girl liked him. I was the lucky girl, he asked me on a date!
He had so much going for him, handsome, smart, great personality. I anticipated those giddy thoughts we all have when we are dating. “Maybe he is the one.” I waited nervously next to the phone stuck on my wall (the olden days) for him to call me back. But…. he didn’t, in fact he never returned my call. I was heart broken!
Rejection feels like we are set aside, but it really means we are set apart.
In the moment of rejection, we can’t comprehend how it merely may not be a good fit for right now. There is probably more God wants us learn before the NO is a YES. This lesson surely takes time for it to reveal itself.
God’s people endured much rejection before He set them apart from all the nations and were considered “his treasure.” Likewise, I now see how God set me apart to mature and blossom into a woman “ready” for a beautiful marriage.
Has rejection made you feel set aside? Allow yourself to be refined in the rejection and the day will come where you will realize you have been set apart as opposed to set aside.
Please share in the comments below how God set you apart for something you thought you were set aside.