The Path of Least Resistance – Matthew 10:14

Matthew 10:14 says, “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.”  I think this teaches us something about taking the path of least resistance. 

Have you ever wasted time pursuing something that probably was never important enough to pursue?  I do this all the time, but I need to stop it.  I keep hitting roadblocks on my little pet project.  I think that these roadblocks are an indication that I’m “not welcome” to go down that path.  When I hit such a roadblock, I need to ask myself whether or not this project is really worth spending my time on.  If not, I need to cut my losses (in the time I’ve already spent on it), and just move on to a more worthwhile project. 

Of course, we need to consider whether or not Satan is placing the roadblock in our path.  If so, we need to keep pursuing, but we just need to make this judgment call when we hit the roadblock. 

On the other hand, sometimes (maybe while even pursuing a certain project), some other project just falls into our lap, and we can quickly step right through it, with everything seeming to just fall into place. 

We just need to learn how to discern what God wants us to be doing.  This comes through experience.  We need to take a look back once in a while, and survey where we’ve been productive in our Christian lives, and where we’ve only spun our wheels.

One Response to “The Path of Least Resistance – Matthew 10:14”

  1. Steve says:

    I don’t recall who said it, but there is a good saying this post reminds me of. It’s about how easier it is find one’s direction while moving compared to not.

    It goes something like this:

    “If you’re moving, it’s much easier to change course and change direction than when you’re sitting still.”

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