Our heart is to be pleasing unto God, not others; not to look for human approval or seek praises of men—but seek the Lord and His Kingdom above all things. We shake the dust off our feet, meaning we do not receive what is of the flesh. With every step, we release the heavenly. We forgive others. We do not let humanity hinder our stepping into divine wisdom.
What others may think of us does not define who we are, and it does not affect what we do because we know we are in Christ. Rejection tries to cling to our feet to slow down our progress, even paralyzing our walk of obedience. We wipe it off against our adversary and see his plans come to nothing. Instead of dust on our feet, we walk away filled with glory.
How awesome is the Lord! We don’t have to receive rejection; we can reject it because of our election in God. We release the glory of the Lord everywhere our feet tread; and we never carry rejection with us to the next place. We trust that what we do in the name of Jesus will bear much fruit. Our aim is not to be successful, but to remain faithful.
We need not remain in places where others reject us. We can move forward from glory to glory!
Luke 10:8-11 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, “The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.”