In the world we live in people are always worried about acceptance. But when you think about it we made acceptance a feeling. It is really one choice. Earlier this week I had to call someone from our church. I said to hubby I am going to make the call now but she always seems like I'm not good enough for her. I don't have the high class as she does. I called and got her machine. Then Hubby and I got to talking. Why don't I feel accepted by her. He hit the mark. I don't FEEL accepted. The truth is it is the tone of her natural voice. Hubby then shared something that was discussed in his Sunday School class (I am teaching preschooler, he is in an adult class). She has said just this same thing. She had a problems with family members and it is over her tone.
So it goes back to I don't FEEL accepted that doesn't mean I'm not accepted. Acceptance is a choice people make.
Are there times you don't feel accpeted by God? If you are honest with yourself, know their are. We all have those moments. "How can I ever be that holy?" The truth is we can't on our own. But Praise God though his redemption we are accepted.
Here is what Ephesians 1:3-6
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.