Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, March 23
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
From Being The Rejected One To Being The Celebrated One
Psalms 118:22-23, "The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes."
Joseph was rejected by his brothers, and sold into slavery because of his dreams of greatness; they said, "We will see what will become of his dreams." But many years later, Joseph became the Prime Minister in Egypt and they all bowed before him!
Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, but he was the son of a harlot, because of which his step brothers drove him out, saying, “You shall have no inheritance in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.” But the Scripture says that "it came to pass after a time that the people of Ammon made war against Israel. And so it was, when the people of Ammon made war against Israel, that the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob. Then they said to Jephthah, 'Come and be our commander, that we may fight against the people of Ammon.'” Wow!
I don't know who has rejected you in the past; maybe you were fired by your employer, maybe your applications were rejected, or your ideas; maybe your siblings rejected you, or even your husband or wife for whatever reason; if you have suffered rejection in the past, I announce to you today, that God is making you a celebrity! God is making you a celebrity in your family, in your community, in your country, and internationally! Those who said you had nothing to offer, and called you names, will come and queue up to seek your assistance! They will see you shine like a star! They will see you in high places, with VIPs! It is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes! Hallelujah!