Feb 6, 2014

Wrong shoe or wrong foot?

When learning to dress themselves, children often times will put the wrong shoe on the wrong foot. It is humorous for me to discover this only to hear the child’s parent say; “She has been wearing the wrong shoe on the wrong foot for a half hour and I never noticed it!” I am also amazed that the child walks as though the shoes actually are comfortable.

To switch the shoes and get them on to the right feet doesn’t take much effort and is part of the process of learning.

What I mean is that when you have the right shoes on, but they are on the wrong foot, that is an easy thing to adjust. But when you have the wrong shoes on the right feet, not only does it hinder your walk, but it also hurts your feet.  Perhaps the discomfort may be because your shoes are on the wrong feet; perhaps they are the wrong shoes.

So what do you do when you discover that not only is it the wrong shoe on the wrong foot, but also the wrong shoe? Do you continue your walk through life as though nothing is wrong, or do you stop and make adjustments? How long will you go on? “and how’s that working for you?”
This isn’t about perseverance or trying harder or “giving it more time”. This is about stopping and admitting that it just isn’t working! This is about stopping and admitting that what you’ve been doing isn’t working and that you need to make changes.

If this is where you are at today; STOP whatever you are doing and admit that you need to do something different. It is time to admit the hurt, to admit the disappointment, and the struggle to ‘make things work’. It is time to simply stop.

No more trying to make it work. Take off the shoes and let God fit you with new ones. He alone knows what the correct “shoes” are for you; the right plans for you. As it says in the Bible:

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NKJV)

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New King James Version (NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.


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