Strange title, isn’t it?
This morning as I was thinking about a certain situation, I heard these words. “The shoe doesn’t fit.”
Have you ever tried on a pair of shoes you really liked, but they just didn’t feel right. They looked so nice, but you couldn’t fit your size 7 into a size 6. It just doesn’t work. Your feet are cramped and there is no way you can walk without being in pain. If you continue to wear the wrong size, foot problems will occur. I know from experience about wearing pointed high heels for many years.
But boy, when you find the right pair and the right size, you can walk a mile in those shoes!!!’
Do you realize life can be compared to a pair of shoes? God’s plan for our lives is a good plan. His burdens are easy and His yokes are light. He leads us beside the still waters. His righteousness is peace and assurance forever. When we walk in His path, our path gets brighter and brighter. Many problems in life can be avoided by listening to the Master Shoemaker.
When we are where God leads and doing what God says to do the shoe fits. There is a peace that passes understanding. No, I’m not saying there won’t be trials, because satan is real. He is always trying to get us off the beaten track. But when you are in God’s plan, there is a calmness inside that overtakes the storm.
On the other side of the coin, when we trying to wear (a pair of shoes) trying to fit in or maybe do something God has not called us to do it’s like pushing a round ball into a square peg. No matter how hard you push, you can’t make it work.
But there is a place—-Praise God, there is a shoe store called Grace. There is a size for everybody. And there is enough to go around. I don’t have to fight for my pair because God made me a pair that only fits me. They are wonderfully and fearfully made by the Hand of God. They have His stamp of approval.
All I have to do is ask God to show me my pair, then freely accept them and begin to walk in them and never take them off again. Settle it once and for all— those are mine.
These are the shoes that fit me. I am comfortable in these. Refuse to let anyone force you into a pair made for someone else. And don’t try to walk in someone else’s shoes. Just walk in yours.
When people try to give you praise for what you do with ease. Let them know about a place called Grace.
As the saying goes—Get in your place and you will walk in your grace.