When Your Shoes Don't Match


by HJS

Early one morning I got up and dressed quickly to exercise. I was heading towards the treadmill when I felt something under my left foot. Looking down, I discovered a blue tennis shoe on one foot and a white one on the other. I burst out laughing.

When you find yourself in an embarrassing moment, first, have a good laugh at yourself. Look at the funny side of it. Laughing at yourself is better than being irritated or annoyed. "A merry heart does good, like medicine" (Proverbs 17:22 NKJV).

Next, take stock of your situation and refocus. Concentrate on what you need to do to redeem the situation. Stop and ask, "Where do I go from here?"

Did Jesus ever have the kind of days when nothing seemed to go quite right? Ponder upon the fact that He lived as a man in an imperfect world, and you will eventually realize that there may have been days when He was disappointed with people, and difficult situations confronted Him left and right.

I've talked with so many people who had something go wrong in their spiritual life. In a moment of weakness, they slipped, surprising even themselves. And from that point on they thought that they had failed miserably that there was no hope for the future.

If you are walking through a forest and lose your way, you ask directions and try to get back on the path that will take you where you want to go. The same is true with our spiritual lives. Start your day with prayer, and when you hit the bump in the road, ask His forgiveness and help. Your attitude has everything to do with the altitude that you reach in any given day. It takes more than unmatched tennis shoes to ruin a day!


A merry heart does good, but a broken spirit dries the bones.  PROVERBS 17:22 NKJV