“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
We’ve all heard the saying, “You’ve got “big shoes” to fill, meaning the person before you did an outstanding job. You may question yourself. “Am I able to fill those big shoes?”
When you were a child; did you ever try to walk in your mother’s or father’s shoes? My granddaughter loves to put on my high heels and then walk around, trying to keep herself upright. She pretends to go to weddings, to meetings and all sorts of parties. Oh, for the days of make believe. As a child, it was a lot of fun. It would be silly for adults to do the same. Or would it?
We do it all the time:
- When we continue to fill a role we were never meant to fill.
- When we pretend to be someone we are not. Pretending takes a lot of energy. You may be trying to fill shoes that are way too big for you. You are struggling to even walk around in them. You must discern whether or not; these are your God ordained shoes. If not, take them off. If so, keep walking.
As Christians; struggling can be good for us. God may be “training you in righteousness,” as talked about in 2 Timothy 3:16-17. If you are called to “bigger shoes;” He will help you walk around in them, until the day you find, you’ve actually grown into them.
- No more pretending.
- You are filling shoes you were meant to fill.
Even if you struggle during the growth period, do what you know to do, until you gain your stamina. You may fall down a few times. Get up and walk again. Fill those God ordained “big shoes.”
Prayer in Motion:
Lord Jesus, may I only fill the shoes designed by You. I want to walk uprightly; even while I’m being trained in righteousness. I trust You Jesus, to be my help and my strength. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen