When you reject something good, ask yourself why.
- Is it because you’re afraid of being let down?
- Is the good thing reminding you of a bad experience?
- Is it just ‘ not for you’ ?
Sometimes we reject good things as a defense mechanism. Our prediction of the outcome becomes a precaution and we end it up refraining from it. We think we’re wise for protecting ourselves, but really, we’re just afraid of being hurt again.
Fear causes us to self protect
If that’s you, learn to receive the good thing. Say thank you and don’t reject acts of care, Take the promotion even if you don’t feel prepared. Acknowledge the talent that God gave you. Give the relationship a shot, if he or she is worth the risk. Tell yourself that you will learn as you go.
If the new path makes you cry, so be it! You may mess up, but no one has permission to make you feel ashamed.
Laugh it off, embrace the awkwardness, expect the possible disappointment but decide that the lesson from the event and the progress makes the pain worth it. And the good news is, you don’t have to do it on your own. You take it, and you ask God to help you. That’s surrender, and it takes faith.
Disappointment is part of growth, q lovesometimes the truth hurts before it sets you free. And that, makes the entire experience, a good thing.
Sometimes you’re so used to the bad, that your heart will refuse the good because it’s foreign. But every design ordained by God has its purpose. And you will only understand it, if you’re brave enough to lay aside your fears to obey it.
Take a step, and keep going. because all things WILL turn out for the good for those who Love the Lord.
With every two steps back, take 3 steps forward.Because, and I repeat again, All things will turn out for the good for those who love the Lord.
“And we know that all things work together for
good to those who love God, to those who are
the called according to His purpose.”