Rejection can be an opportunity for personal growth. It can push you to find answers to troubling questions and take responsibility for learning a better way.

When Jesus had harsh words for the religious leaders, they could reject him or they could take a look at themselves and receive correction. On one occasion he told them this.

Luke 16:
10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?
13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. 15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.

All of us will have the opportunity to choose between two masters, two lovers, two houses, and two paths—perhaps more than two choices... Who and what you choose has great importance to getting where you want to be.

Choosing God over money might sound a like a no-brainer to us, but don’t be so self-assured. Why would someone choose money over God? When is the power and acclamation of others more desirable than choosing a difficult situation in obedience to an unseen God? Do you think it’s easy to always choose well?

Money, power and certainty… sometimes it’s irresistible… choosing ain’t always easy.