If you happen to pass by me on the street and I seem to be doing a mystical gyration dance with arms flailing---I am practicing what I have learned.
SHAKE IT OFF!
We all are covered with the dust and dirt the world has thrown at us---and it is time to get rid of it. Beth suggested physically brushing yourself off-from head to toe- in an act of getting rid of The World and all its negatives. I thought this a splendid suggestion---so if you see me doing the "Shake It Off"--you can be assured I am getting rid of the dirt and moving on down the road.
It is no secret how I have struggled with rejection. That slimy serpent has reminded me over and over of how I have been rejected. Well here is what I say to that---TAKE A HIKE, SATAN! I am shaking off these negative thoughts---rejecting him and his plan to drag me down---and remembering what I know to be the truth--
I AM --beautiful in HIS eyes
I AM--a good friend to many
I AM--one who loves to laugh and am fun to be with
I AM--pretty smart on my good days
I AM--loyal to a fault
I AM--a servant to many
I AM--HIS beloved
So I shake off the lies I have been fed by the world and the old prince of darkness and I remember what He who loves me best has told me
about his faithful love and presence in my life.
And most important, I remember Jesus knew and understood rejection. And His answer when we have been rejected-
If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.