For a period of 3 ½ years I had an outside sales job where I called on small business owners every day, unannounced. My job was to get past the gatekeeper to the business owner, deliver a presentation on the spot, and make a sale. It was tough.
I didn’t keep an accurate tally, but rough numbers (after the fact) were that I was told “no” to my face somewhere in the neighborhood of 7,500 times in those 3 ½ years. Talk about developing thick skin!
Fast forward to this morning when I was having my quiet time with the LORD, I came upon something HE said to me that I wrote down, six months after I resigned from that job: “I want you to go out with a new confidence: greatly loved and highly favored.” Wow, were those ever the exact words I needed to hear after 3 ½ years of “over the top” rejection!
Those words ARE the truth from GOD’s word, and they’re not only true for me, but if you’re a Christ-follower, they’re true for you too!
So, what does that mean to you on a daily basis? That you move boldly and courageously. That you expect good things will happen and people will say “yes” to you. That GOD HIMSELF has you covered with supernatural favor as with a shield!
The world and everything around us is trying to pull us down, but not GOD! With HIM, it’s the exact opposite! In fact, did you know that the Bible says GOD rejoices over us with singing? It’s true! (Zephaniah 3:17) That’s how much HE loves us. HE looks down on us, and all we do, and all we’ve been through … and HE loves us so much that it causes HIM to sing!
One of the main keys to success in life as a believer is to care more about what GOD thinks of you than what anyone else thinks of you. With HIM, you will NEVER face rejection of any kind, only love.
“I brought you into a spacious place! I rescued you, for I delighted in you!” (Psalm 18:19)