I'm talking about following the will of God. I'm talking about knowing you're listening to the leading of the Holy Spirit in order to further the kingdom of God and the call God has on your life. And still, somehow, things just don't pan out.
Due to the freedom of choice every individual has been given, every individual can choose to receive the gospel. Or not.
When Jesus sent his twelve disciples out without him (Mark 6) he gave them authority to cast out evil spirits. They went out at his command and were telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with oil.
Jesus had some rather politically incorrect instructions for them if the people HE SENT THEM TO made the choice to refuse their gifts.
We'd probably say this was a mean thing for Jesus to say... "But if any place refuses to welcome you or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate.”
The way Jesus speaks straight and doesn't mince words makes me love Him all the more.
Jesus sent the good news to people. His disciples were completely and utterly obedient to carry the message. If people refused the message... they were then responsible and accountable.
The only thing left is to shake that assignment's dust from your feet.