‘Rejection is redirection to what is truly meant for you.’
This week, I was wrestling with why a certain group of friends chose not to make me part of their weekend plans. Again and again, they would choose not to include me on their trips and getaways.
This made me feel like I was back in high school. It was a time when I was excluded as well, always staying home while my ‘friends’ had their plans and parties.
It was so fitting when I attended The Rising Conference in Jeffrey’s Bay. The theme was ‘Come To The Table’, and it was all about how God always invites us to His parties. The first guest speaker shared the following: ‘If someone invites you, it means that they value you.’
Once again, it made me realize that it’s so much more important to sit at the feet of Jesus and spend time with Him. I might not understand why people don’t invite me, but I will never be uninvited to the Banqueting Table.
I wrote the following:
‘There’s a banquet taking place. I receive the invitation to the party. I am not on the A-List or the B-List; I am His guest for the night.
I am VIP.
I am not left out; my presence is valued. I have been chosen for this night.
There’s a table prepared for me, and there’s a special seat for me with my name on it. A table that has been prepared for me in the presence of my enemies.
He’s also prepared a menu for me, and I get to choose whatever I want to eat.
There’s no agenda to this invitation. I feast on what’s in front of me.
You say, ‘Come on in my girl and have a seat. You can ask me anything, and you can tell me everything. I will listen, and I will hear your heart.’
Lysa TerKeurst writes the following in her book, Uninvited, ‘The more fully we invite God in, the less we will feel uninvited by others.’
She also writes the following in the same book:
‘With You, Jesus,
I’m forever safe.
I’m forever accepted.
I’m forever held.
and always invited in.’