1 Peter 2: 4-10: Do you feel rejected? Then you are in good company. Jesus was also rejected. The problem comes in when we allow this rejected feeling to control our lives. We have given the enemy ammo to use against us. This is when we have to find the root of the problem. See the things that make us feel bad about ourselves, is the enemies ammo against us. This is where the helmet of Salvation comes into place we have to use it to protect our minds. Sometimes the problem lies deep in our thought process. It is something that happened which made a big impact on us. It changed our thought process. We have to allow our Salvation through the Holy Spirit sent by Jesus counselor to change our thought patterns. From I am rejected, unworthy to I am accepted and chosen. You are part of a Holy Priesthood. Now let us go back to the rejected feeling and rooting out the problem. Our thought processes are ingrained by our past experiences. Think of it just like the stump that was never properly removed. The tree – it will start looking like a bush will start growing even after the tree is cut down. It is because we did not actually destroy the root of the problem. Once we realize what actually causes the problem. The one the enemy uses to attack us. Think of what happened that the enemy is using against you. Then you remind yourself God has forgiven you. Look for God in the situation, and then most important forgive yourself. It is okay that you have been feeling this way all this time over this incident because you did not realize you were giving Satan ammunition to use against you. Or fuel for the fire. The last step is to have a conversation with God, telling him the experiences, telling him where you see that he was protecting you. Then you tell the Lord to help you retain your through process to the Positive. You tell yourself that you are a child of the King, and as a child of the King, that is no longer important because you have been set free. It will take a bit of time, depending on how long you have thought yourself unworthy, unloved, rejected. But in time, your thought pattern will be re-routed and then the enemy has one less thing to bring up against you and make you feel bad about yourself.
The Living Stone and a Chosen People
4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”
7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
“The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.