Monday, July 11, 2011

Using the Word To Defeat Rejection

If you haven’t read the whole series on Rejection, begin with Rejection Exposed, How Rejection Manifests, and How to Be Free From Rejection.

Once you have repented and removed a spirit of rejection the only thing that will keep you out of bondage and walking in ever increasing victory is the renewal of your mind.

It does no good to remove the spirit of rejection and continue on with the stinkin’ thinkin’ that got  you there in the first place.  Now that you have begun to recognize the lies from the enemy the real work begins.  You must begin to discern your thoughts.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2 Cor. 10:3-5)

You have to use the Word of God as your measuring stick.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Heb. 4:12)

I am going to give you the references to some scripture that has really blessed me as I walk this out.  Reading, meditating on, writing out the Truth is what will renew your mind.  I have recently been using the S.O.A.P method to studying scripture.  It has been so beneficial.  Are you familiar with it?  It is worth checking out.

Psalm 139:1-18 (Memorize this! It is so good)

Isaiah 53:1-6

Ephesians 1:6-7

Deuteronomy 32:9-10

Isaiah 49:15-16

Jeremiah 29:11

Ephesians 2:10

Jeremiah 1:5

Jeremiah 31:3

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

There are so many scriptures that will personally speak to your heart. Be on the look out for ones that speak of the Father’s love and acceptance, or who you are in Him.  The Holy Spirit will begin to show you which ones speak to your heart.

3 comments:

cooperkelly4 said...

Love the "stinkin' thinkin'" phrase and that is just what it is too! It always comes back to this: taking every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ.every.single.moment. of every day! Once again, so good Michelle! =0)

Jenn said...

Love Psalm 139! Capturing my thoughts...wish it were easy! ;) But that is SO true and SO essential!

Kati Potratz said...

Awesome.

Some other truth verses I am using to combat rejection:

Isaiah 54:7-13

Numbers 23:19

Psalm 68:5

Psalm 84:11

and the best one:
Psalm 66:20
"Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me."