Matthew 7:6 reads, “Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.”

Matthew 10:14 AMP reads, “Whoever does not welcome you, nor listen to your message, as you leave that house or city, shake the dust of it off your feet in contempt, breaking all ties.”

Some of us are guilty of giving what is holy to dogs and casting our pearls before swine. What this simply means is that we don’t recognize and appreciate our value and what God has placed inside us; so we end up giving of ourselves to people who don’t value us or what’s inside us.

When this happens, what do you do?

Jesus was very clear in what He told His disciples in Matthew 10:14. He said if you go into a town and they reject you, shake the dust off your feet and keep it moving. Meaning, make sure when you leave you don’t take/keep ANYTHING with you from that town; not even the dust. The same applies to your situations where your “pearls” and those “holy things” (your gifts, talents, anointing, calling) are rejected, undervalued, or underappreciated. Shake the dust off your feet and move on.

Listen to the recording of last night’s Midnight Cry prayer call for keys on knowing when it’s time to move on.