Sometimes you just have to shake the dust from your feet. You try and try to remain where you are and blossom where you are planted, but sometimes the soil is so stubborn, nothing can grow there, and it is better to be uprooted, transplanted and suffer a little discomfort so that in the end you may start to thrive again and blossom. The LORD did not want us to remain somewhere, when we are being torn down and where we can no longer hear from Him but we are starting to react from our own flesh, and feelings. He tells His disciples in Matthew 10 v 14 to shake the dust from their feet and move on.
Matt. 10 v 14....And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.....
Maybe it is time to shake the dust from your feet. If God's word is not being heard, and all that is being heard is your anger or your opinions, then it is time to move on and shake the dust. AMEN!
I just heard a good word from Joyce Meyer, it was something like this. It is not the circumstances that upset us as much as the way we react to the circumstances. We have a choice to allow something to upset us or not. We give our circumstances power or not. In other words we have to decide how much power we will give to our feelings concerning our circumstances.
I am not saying throw in the towel and give up just because life gets a little tough, but after you have truly tried, and given it your all, and you can not deal with these circumstances in a Christian way but you start dealing with things out of your flesh and your feelings and emotions, and you fall futher away from the LORD and His teachings and His ways, then it is ok to admit when you are not strong enough to fight this battle, then you know it is time to shake the dust. AMEN!
Don't just shake the dust and forget your purpose, but shake the dust and get back into the word and let God raise you up above those circumstances and know that He is God and He is in control, and recieve His peace. AMEN!
Stay in His word and let the Holy Spirit build you up to be stronger in that area of your life, so that you are better equipped to deal with those circumstances in a Christian way the next time you are asked to go into the lion's den. God wants all of us to be Daniels, and Davids, and slay the giants that are trying to devour us. He gives us the manual on how to be that Daniel or David, we just have to read it, then believe it, and recieve it. AMEN!
Read the WORD today!