Friday, May 31, 2013

When The Shoe Doesn't Fit

I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.” -Oprah Winfrey

As the expression goes, ‘If the shoe fits, wear it’.  I was at a sandal shop in Israel, looking to buy a pair.  I tried on a sandal on my right foot, and before I could even adequately try on the sandal for my left foot I’d already bought them.  Love at first sight, or so I thought!   I decided to wear my shoes out of the store, but as I put on the left sandal I realized it didn’t fit.  The more I walked the more uncomfortable I became.  By now I regretted my impulse purchase.  Someone said, “Maybe you just need to wear ‘em in.”  I didn’t think so.  At first glance the sandals looked right, and others agreed that the sandals perfectly suited me, but I knew that something just didn’t feel right.  Fortunately the shoes were refundable, however there are some life decisions that are not.  The obvious lesson is don’t make impulse buys.  There is, however, a deeper lesson: I couldn’t let others decide what is right for me.  Neither can you let others decide what’s right for you.  When the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t continue to wear it if you don’t have to. 

Then the Lord said to him, "Take off the sandals from your feet..." (Acts 7:33, ESV). 

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