I don’t own a lot of things but this…OH YES I sure did! More on those in a while. Peeps, there are enough shoes for every girl out here and it’s pretty amazing if I do say so myself.
Basically peeps, what you see is what you get. You know what? Perspective is everything. Life is too short to waste time on what other people think because it’s always going to be projecting from an outside lens instead of from our own voice and more importantly, what God says. Spend time and energy on the people who appreciate all shoe types and rejoice in them. The rest is just noise.
Spending our whole life pleasing the opinions of others is just the definition of insanity because our efforts will never be satisfactory.
Own the freedom that comes from knowing our worth is in God alone. It’s not for sale, it’s free and there is an abundance of space here to go around. That kind of joy is contagious.
Cranky, not so much. Raise the rent.
Which leads me to a little story about this lady yesterday. Let’s just say she was not very nice. Okay first of all, I was trying on a dress in a blazing hot fitting room. If you’ve never given southern style a chance, you really must try it Loves…So fun! Anyhoo, not so nice lady had an opinion about my epic sweating status in the garment which she was more than happy to share. Peeps, we are talking 100+ degree heat box here. Last I checked the human body perspires in extreme heat. Combine with the fact this northern girl is trying on layers of tulle in the middle of the French Quarter and well, we are going to have epic sweat factory going on here. This is just a fact of life right? It’s going to happen whether I like it or not so attempting to please cranky is a futile effort. The point is, I could wake up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet and I would still be a sweaty mess contending with an opinion I would never change.
Don’t buy that rent.
Our worth is not to be wrapped up in the perception of others. Jesus loves this sweaty mess. Suddenly cranky opinion is not even important. How amazing is that!
Matthew 10:30-40 ~ Every hair on your head has been counted. Don’t be afraid! You are worth more than many sparrows. So I will acknowledge in front of my Father in heaven that person who acknowledges me in front of others. But I will tell my Father in heaven that I don’t know the person who tells others that he doesn’t know me. Don’t think that I came to bring peace to earth. I didn’t come to bring peace but conflict. I came to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. A person’s enemies will be the members of his own family. “The person who loves his father or mother more than me does not deserve to be my disciple. The person who loves a son or daughter more than me does not deserve to be my disciple. Whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow me doesn’t deserve to be my disciple. The person who tries to preserve his life will lose it, but the person who loses his life for me will preserve it. The person who welcomes you welcomes me, and the person who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.
Makes all the difference. Life is short, I bought the shoes!
Loved By Grace,