#220 – Shake off the Dust
I can intervene by solving your issues in an instant or you can have the victory via my process. Both are miracles, but going through the process produces a different type of spoils, a more mature mental edge.
So to pray away the pain, may not be advantageous. Some pain cannot be mitigated, it must be experienced with eyes wide open. If you deny the pain, then you deny the power, the pain produces.
Embrace the rejection, in the rejection can be MY protection, being ostracized can lead to an exclusivity with ME, that being widely known and widely loved, cannot. The rejection stopped the infection of man’s affirmations.
So start rooting for the underdog, because we are all an underdog in something. Look for those that society has written off and there you will find my sons and daughters. What the world meant for evil, I have taken and made for good.
Then the Jews stirred up the influential religious women and the leaders of the city, and they incited a mob against Paul and Barnabas and ran them out of town. So they shook the dust from their feet as a sign of rejection and went to the town of Iconium. And the believers[a] were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.