Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them. Mark 6:11
My friend Jess always makes the best mixed CD’s for her kids’ birthday party favors. That’s how Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” made it’s way into our lives. Although my boys cringe when it comes on, my daughter and I sing together at the top of our lungs.
I love the message behind it: Despite the mean things people think or say, shake it off. Unkind people try to drag us down. It’s a power play: a game created by them, with their rules, with them in charge. Why would we expend any time and energy on a game we’ll never win? If we even let them engage us, we hand over our power.