People’s rejections are really God’s redirection. In “God, Why Did They Reject Me?,” Pastor Steven Furtick shows us how to shake off rejection so we can move forward in faith. This is an excerpt from ” Trapped In Nazareth.” To watch the full message from @elevationchurch , click here:    • Trapped In Nazareth | Savage Jesus | …   #stevenfurtick #elevationchurch #trapped #rejection #moveforward #motivation #mindsets Chapters: 0:00 – Why Did They Reject Me? 2:29 – Where You Get Trapped 4:37 – How To Get Unstuck 6:50 – Rejection Is Not The End 8:52 – Shake It Off Scripture References: Mark 6, verses 6-11


as a matter of fact I want to help set

somebody free who has been disappointed

because someone rejected you a lot of

times they’re not rejecting you a lot of

times what they are rejecting is

something that had nothing to do with

you and sometimes they push you away

because there’s something

pushing on the inside of them a lot of

what we experience as rejection is

really just

projection it’s people who have been

disappointed who have been hurt and now

you’re thinking what’s wrong with me why

doesn’t she appreciate me it’s not you

she doesn’t appreciate it’s that she

can’t appreciate herself because she has

not yet healed from something sometimes

when people are pushing you away it’s

not even about you stop being so

self-centered stop thinking that people

are responding to you people have real

hurts people have real issues sometimes

they can’t get over what happened to

them to celebrate you will you love them

anyway are you strong enough in God is

your relationship with him strong enough

to know that what they say about me

doesn’t change who I

am men’s denial cannot block my

destiny Jesus was still a prophet

whether they knew it or not whether they

celebrated him or not whether they

rolled out a red carpet or ran him out

of town he knew who he was do you know

who you are or do you need people to

tell you who you are because if you let

people tell you who you are they’ll say

you’re just a carpenter they’ll say

you’re just a single mom they’ll say

you’re just a teenager they’ll say

you’re just a divorce but if you know

who God is you realize your life is not

defined by an event oh as a matter of

fact it actually is that event happened

on a Hill Called Calvary when he shed

his blood for me when the precious lamb

of God looked at me through time and

said I’ll die for

him so now I

know that I am

accepted by

him I love Jesus

tenacity cuz a lot of

us if we would have been rejected in our

hometown that would have been enough to

kill our


but what I want to show you for

everybody who has been rejected or has

been rejecting the grace that God has

been trying to give you sometimes you’re


yourself is that something good can come


Nazareth I say something good can come


Nazareth and I want to tell you another

thing while I got you here you don’t

have to stay where you started

how many praise God for that I don’t

have to


stay I don’t have to stay where I

started I don’t have to be who I

was I don’t have to be trapped in

Nazareth amen now don’t go home and tell

your husband you’re

leaving like he’s

Nazareth people will abuse my little

sermons sometimes take them out of

context be quitting your job like it’s

Nazareth you got a mortgage to pay bro

and I need you to tithe so keep that

job keep that

job may maybe Nazareth isn’t a place

maybe it’s a

perspective that’s where we get

trapped not where we are but what we

think about where we are Jesus could

have done it in Nazareth

they just weren’t willing to receive it

and watch what he did because this is

what somebody under the sound of my

voice needs to do today and I don’t know

why but I feel like when I show you this

it’s going to help you understand how to


unstuck that something that has been

playing like it’s on repeat on your

playlist over and over in your mind that

you can’t get out of could be a failure

it could be a friend that left you it

could be somebody you keep trying to

prove yourself to but you’re never going

to prove yourself to them because

they’ve never proved themselves to

themselves so how are you going to get

their approval if they don’t even

approve of thems this is what’s going to

help you cuz I never saw it before

because I preached this passage one day

I’m going to do a whole series called I

apologize and it’s going to be all the

passages that I preached and I screwed

them up and I’m going to go back and

apologize to those passages of scripture

in a whole series and this is

installment one I apologize for stopping

in verse six cuz often I would stop stop

right here and say he was amazed at

their lack of faith but right there in

the same

verse that says he was amazed at their

lack of

faith right there in that same verse

where it says he was rejected by the

people who should have respected him the

most have you ever felt that

way it could be a parent it could be a

child that you’ve done the most for the

only people that can really hurt you are

the ones you really love there’s nothing

like being

rejected by people that you expected

more from and even had the right to

expect more from he should have been

able to do 10 times the Miracles in

Nazareth he should have been able to do

much more for the people who already


him and that could have been enough to


him soft Jesus would have stopped in

Nazareth oh I’m

sorry y’all think I’m taking it too far

I’ll tone it down I apologize I’m so

sorry I won’t say these things anymore

I’m sorry I won’t heal anybody if y’all

don’t like it I’ll go back to the

carpenter shop it’s cool just please

don’t make fun of me we we get so

worried about

rejection that we miss God’s next

direction for our

life and the moment you understand that

many of the rejections that we

experience are really


redirections you will no longer be

trapped in that

Nazareth some of us have gotten

bitter offended we’re trapped scandalon

to set a trap trapped in Nazareth what

is Nazareth the place where people said

you couldn’t the the place where who was

who was supposed to be there wasn’t

there the place where you failed and you

had great expectations and you

disappointed them here’s what happens

next he was amazed at their lack of

faith then

Jesus so rejection is not the

end cuz the next thing he did after they

rejected him in Nazareth watch this went

around teaching from Village to Village

calling the 12 to him he’s already

called them to be his disciples now he

can release them into their

Ministry calling the 12 to him God I

love your word thank you for showing me

this cuz I thought rejection minute was

over but when I read this I realized

that some of our greatest blessings can

only come on the other side of

rejection he began to send them out two


two and gave them authority over impure

Spirits these were his instructions a

take nothing for the journey except the

staff touch somebody say you don’t need

it you don’t need it whatever you don’t

have you don’t need it whatever they

didn’t give you you don’t need it

whatever they didn’t say you don’t need

it whatever wasn’t put in your path you

don’t need it don’t take it with

you wear sandals but not an extra shirt

verse 10 whenever you enter a house stay

there until you leave that town and if

any place will not welcome you or listen

to you leave that

place don’t you stay trapped in

Nazareth don’t you spend the rest of

your life trying to prove yourself to

people don’t you spend the rest of your

life apologizing for a weak season

if they won’t welcome you if it doesn’t

work out there if you can’t get it right

this time leave that

place leave that place it’s not it’s not

an address it’s not a zip

code it’s a

perspective and Shake the Dust off your

feet as a testimony against him this

must be why he brought the disciples to

Nazareth because he wanted to show them

what to do with rejection

and he knew that they were not

ready to be released in

Ministry until they had first been

rejected the road to

Resurrection is paved with

rejection and the

stone that the builders

rejected that the people tripped

on became the Chief

Cornerstone Jesus had showed them how to

cast out Devils Jesus had showed them

how to heal the sick Jesus had showed

them how to touch lepers but now he show

showing them how to do one more thing

that they’re going to need and then they

can be released he had to show them how

to shake it

off oh I feel the spirit of Taylor Swift

and he had to show him one more thing

it’s not always going to go like you

want it to go and not everybody is going

to see what you want them to see and

you’re not always going to make the

Right Moves and there are going to be

some mistakes but if you will shake it

off and move forward in

faith you’re ready

now you’re ready

now you failed some and you’re ready now

you’ve heard a lot and you’re ready now

you’re humbled by it you’re stronger

because of

it you now know that only God can

approve of

you you now know not to look to people

for their

validation you’re coming out of

Nazareth stop

tripping stop

tripping over what people

think stop tripping trying to get

somebody to clap for you who’s not even

paying attention

they got their own car

payment stop needing people to validate

what you know God made you





already those disciples went out from

there and they started casting out

demons taking

Authority but first they had to go

through rejection

first they had to go through

disappointment first they had to go to

Nazareth 25 M trip Jesus Took the boys

on just to show them what to do when it


work just to show them that even Jesus

had to be rejected he was despised and

rejected you know why so you would never

have to

be you might be rejected by people but

you will never be rejected by him

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