So a door was shut in our faces.


The teenage girls youth group and I had been walking the neighborhood inviting people to church. 

So from the doorstep I, as the youth leader, had to make a decision:

1) call it an evening and not go to the rest of the houses

2) keep attempting to share Christ’s love —also known as “shaking the dust off our feet”

Jesus used the term “shake the dust off your feet” to encourage His followers to not allow rejection to play into their future endeavors.

Paul and Barnabas followed after His teaching when they had been thrown out of Antioch. They didn’t allow disappointment or fear of rejection stop them. They just “shook the dust off their feet” and headed into Iconium, spreading the Gospel.

The girls and I kept at it too. I encourage you to do the same. Take the teachings of Christ and apply them to your life today.