If the Shoe Fits Wear It
How many times have you heard this phrase in your life time? Most of us can remember when we went to the shoe store and they sized up our feet with that silver and black flat foot measure.
Today you’re lucky to see one in a store because dress shoes are not in fashion like it used to be.
After trying on the shoes you buy the first time you wear them they just dont fit and seem to be very tight. We were convinced they fit because we liked the style and it was the last pair in the store. You justify keeping them thinking you might break them in after a couple of times.
Too often, we are tempted to try to fit into somebody elses elses mould. We are subtley controlled, coerced, or even manipulated to justify that it will work out. We do this to fit into the crowd, school, the workplace, or with family, friends or even church.
Lets face it, it’s not working out, yet you may be convincing yourself I can get through this. Maybe you’re living under a lot of guilt because you need the job, you want to be friends, and sure do not want to be lonely.
Well its time to stand up for yourself and be yourself. People need to accept and respect you for who you are, even if they don’t agree with you. You don’t deserve to be controlled, manipulated, labeled, or abused which can happen emotionally and not just physically.
God created us for His good pleasure and says that we are the ‘apple of His eye’. God’s love is never ending for us and will accept us where we are at.
If you keep trying to convince yourself that the shoe fits, yet you’re feet are sore and in pain, then it’s time to take the shoes off and rest your feet. Once rested then find the best comfortable pair of shoes that make you shine, look your best, and feel good.