When we are rejected serving the Lord, we are to shake the dust off our feet and walk with more surety in our steps. 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.
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. Shaking the dust off our feet means we do not receive what is of the flesh, and we release the heavenly. We forgive others. We do not let humanity hinder our stepping into divinity. 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. 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 do not need to remain in places where we are not received, but 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.”