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Rejected Stone

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Easter, is a time where we reflect on Christ’s rejection and our salvation. It was through His rejection that we received the greatest miracle, redemption and life. I realized that everything I have ever been through has brought me to this place of understanding with God all things are possible. I don’t understand God’s ways and I truly don’t get how He orchestrates situations and issues to bless me but in the course of the trials as I desperately searched for Him, He took care of it as He promised. Genesis 50:20 what the enemy of my soul “meant for evil against me, God turned it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” This is why I share my story through my blog because at the end of my rejections I realized I am a masterpiece. So many times we try to handle a situation with a sledgehammer. We try to pound out the cause, we try to force the breakthrough and it seems to create and prolong the pain with no real solution. A block of stone cannot become a sculpture with a sledge-hammer. Grant it, you can destroy the block but when the dust settles you have nothing to show for it. This is true for the trials we have in life instead of attacking it a little at a time, we try to annihilate it with one big blow and when the dust settles we are not all the better or wiser. The artist Michelangelo was commissioned to sculpt the Pieta, a life-size sculpture of Mary holding the body of her son Jesus after He was taken down from the cross. Michelangelo was too poor to buy the marble needed for his sculpting. As a result, he was forced to pick his way through the rejected or ruined stones of other sculptors. The Pieta was fashioned from such a stone. Dragging the rejected stone home, Michelangelo freed the figures of Mary and Jesus from the stone. In so doing, he fashioned a masterpiece from a reject. The Rejected MasterpieceMichelangelo used a hammer and chisel to free that which was already there. This is the perspective I challenge you to see your situation or circumstance. Use the hammer and chisel of life to cut away bit by bit at the stone of your circumstance. Your hammer is the Word of God, your chisel, the words you confess daily. The Word of God or Hammer says, “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious.” 1 Peter 2:4. The stone that was worthless to the world is precious to the Father. That is you! But if you don’t know how to use the hammer you will destroy the stone. Meditate daily on the Word, build your confidence in and through it. The words you speak or chisel is what will release the masterpiece God has created in you. Your words cut and construct your life and future. Your words set the cornerstone of your life and you live within the confines of the boundary you create with your own words. Situations, circumstance and conditions are subject to change with the chisel of your words and you establish the masterpiece. “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo See what God sees in you. You are a masterpiece. You are priceless. God called you for a purpose! Start chiseling away the layers of dirt and crud this world has dumped on you and begin to master the Hammer of the Word of God and the chisel of your spoken words because out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. As the rejected stone, You will become a masterpiece and the world will have to stop and take note essentially becoming the rejected masterpiece. ~ God.

  1. In what situations have you been responding with anger, frustration, or lack of forgiveness? How could you replace your negative attitudes with love, optimism, hope?
  2. What weakness(es) do you tend to focus on? What do you think would happen if you accepted your weaknesses and found a way to work around them?
  3. In your opinion what is you greatest strength(s)? What do others point out as one of you top strengths? Do you agree with them? If not do you think its time to agree with them?
  4. What is one thing you can change now, today that will help you chisel away at the stone of rejection in order to release what is inside? Make an effort today to release from the stone the masterpiece God created you to be.

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