A few years ago I participated in a women’s conference titled “What shoes will I wear?” We talked about the different types of “shoes” that women wear throughout their lives and the need to exchange them once we out grow them. We talked about the warrior boots and the Cinderella slipper among many others. My wellness coach laughed when I explained to her that I do not own a single pair of sneakers. On the contrary to my high school days when a collection of Nikes sat at the bottom of my closet, 14 years later, I out grew that stage of my life. Today I own lots of boots, wedges, sandals and flats.
So for my first workout, I had to wear a pair of loaned sneakers, more precisely, my mother’s shoes. Thank God she thinks of everything; she had them ready for me before I walked out. As I think about my mother’s shoes, I can see the need for me to step into a different set of “shoes”. Physically and spiritually, if I don’t take on this challenge, no one else will do it for me. Encouraging messages and conversations do help; however, I feel responsible for making a life style change.
This entire week I feel a lot closer to God. At the end of the day, I can’t hide anything from Him! He knows my victories and my weaknesses but in the midst of all I am reminded: The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
What shoes will you wear?
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