I LOST MY SHOE
Losing one's shoe is like losing part of one's sight, or leg or arm.
With out a shoe you limp and hobble along like riding a bike with a flat tyre. Prickles enter your foot, your toes get bumped and bleed. You don't go very far very fast.
With out a goal or purpose in life it is like trying to walk without a shoe. Life doesn't go anywhere, you bump into things rather than direct the way things are to go, your emotions bleed and you become depressed. So it is best to have a plan for what you want and how you are going to make that plan work.
We all have dreams; for some of us they come true that means we kept both our shoes on.
But the dreams that we don't reach is perhaps, because we lost a shoe and just limped through life never reaching our potential
It is sound advice to keep our shoes done up so we don't loose them and our way. Keeping our shoes on and knowing where they are at all times is like walking over the roughest ground without being hurt. That same principle applies to having a goal or a dream; we can walk over rough ground fearlessly without feeling life is useless.
But is keeping our shoes on, and having a goal enough?
Before the world began, God knew us. Amazing! Awesome! To think God knew we would be when he created the universe. He even had a plan, a good plan for our lives. But – there is always a but, God also gave us a free will in the hope that we would choose him and his plan above our own choices. He wanted to be the Lord of our life but he didn’t want puppet worship. He wanted free will worship.
In giving us our free will to choose, it meant that we might not choose his good plan for us, it meant we might want to follow the way we choose. God took the risk because He wanted us to be totally his and our love for him be pure.
In not finding God’s pure and perfect plan for our life, mean settling for a second best, does it mean we go through life with a shoe off, do we limp along, feeling that there is more?
We feel that we might have missed the way and try to compensate by making choices that seem right to us and may even make us successful. Never-the-less, our toes have been stubbed, we have lost our shoe and are bleeding.
While we are blundering around shoeless, with stubbed toes, God is there at our shoulder urging us to go this way, go that way. He’s waiting for us to come to the end of ourselves and say, OK, I'm ready. God show me how to do it your way.
God smiles at last, ‘I can put my perfect plan into place for your life.’
God’s perfect will for us is one of peace and joy.
There will be challenges, we live in a fallen world, but when God’s perfect plan is operating we keep our shoes on and can walk over rough tracks enjoying the presence of God, living in his perfect will.
Walking in the perfect will of God is not hard, it means though, we become living sacrifices. Meaning, we give over our life to him, we put him first before ourselves, we live by his every Word, then we find his good and perfect plan for our life.
It is a fair exchange, I think. Walking with our shoes on as opposed to losing a shoe and limping along.
If you are ready to walk through life and not limp shoeless, then accept Jesus into your life. Become a believer. Receive a new heart, a new spirit and find the perfect will of God for you. Be healed from the stubbed and bleeding toes, life sets up to trip you.