Hola Divas! We have been journeying through the Uninvited Bible Study by Lysa TerKeurst. The Uninvited Bible Study is all about the big R…Rejection. No matter your walk of life, skin color, size, or core beliefs, rejection has its way of creeping into your personal space. Each week, we have been uncovering new truths about rejection and how to handle it.
Each week, Lysa gives a statement to hold one to:
Week 1: Live from a deep assurance that you are fully loved and you won’t find yourself begging others for scraps of love, live loved.
Week 2: I can choose to bring my emptiness or God’s love into any situation I face.
Week 3: Attention, Intention and Prevention.
Watch Lysa’s teaching on session 3 HERE.
Lysa spent a great deal of time teaching on 1 Samuel 25 during session three.
In 1 Samuel 25 we find three characters, David, Abigail and Nabal. David became furious with Nabal who was a wealthy landowner because he rejected him. David overreacted to Nabal’s rejection and was about to step out of God’s will and take revenge until Abigail intervened.
The way Abigail handled herself with David provides us with three tools to use when faced with rejection: Attention, Intention, and Prevention
Abigail approached David and his men, and bowed at David’s feet. She respectfully addressed him, and asked him not to pay any attention to Nabal (her husband), admitting that he was a fool.
When we focus on foolish things, we give them the power to alter our circumstances, consume our hearts, and redirect our direction.
Abigail recognized that all David really wanted was food for his men. So she brought him food for his men. Abigail uncomplicated a very messy situation by discerning David’s intentions.
Staying focused on our intention, (our true motive), when rejection rears her head will help us process things through the lens of humility.
Abigail reminded David of God’s faithfulness in his life, and humbly warned him not to derail his destiny by taking justice into his own hands.
One way to prevent the fangs of rejection from sinking in too deep is to trace God’s faithfulness in your life.
Romans 12:19 (MSG) ….Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.
One of my favorite quotes from the Uninvited book is on page 62:
“With the fullness of God, we are free to let humans be humans-fickle and fragile and forgetful”. WOW.
Please read through chapter 11 to be ready for session 4.
Read our discussions from previous sessions HERE.