Sunday, August 29, 2010
Monday Message--"If the Shoe Fits"
Guest Artist: Rosemary
Let me introduce you to an amazing Paperie artist...She has such a divine blog that if you miss it, I’ll feel sad as it is like a pink and white haven! And look at this paper shoe...how dreamy is this?
I was so fortunate that Rosemary made a comment on my blog the other day, I went to see her blog and couldn’t leave!
Then, I came upon this magical slipper shoe and I thought “If the shoe fits, wear it!”
I often receive emails from people telling me that they are undecided about something. It’s as if indecision has its grip on them...Of course, my first instinct is always to say, “Go with your heart.” Then, I am reminded of the verse which says “Lean not unto your own understanding...” (I carry that with me in my Bible pouch.)
But, back to the “shoe fitting”....Often when we are faced with indecision it is because we are about to embark on a new phase of life’s journey. That is when it is time for prayer, maybe listing the pros and cons on paper, and ultimately listening to that “still small voice inside of us.”
I would like to tell you a personal story....Years ago, I owned my own record label...I was very active in the children’s music industry. One day, a friend of mine called and was talking about how she had gone back to college. She assumed that I had my degree, but I didn’t. So, she said, “Why don’t you go back to school?” I was 44 at the time....I said, “Oh my gosh, I can’t do that! I’ll be 47 by the time I finish.”
She said, “Well, look at it this way--would you rather be 47 with a degree or without one?” Brilliant!
So, I went and signed up, got my degree and also completed my Master’s while I was at it. The whole academic decision was decided on a whim. AND it was so fun! I loved the classes, the teachers, the students! Pure joy--except statistics..lol. (Although the teacher was amazing!)
Anyway, if you are ever faced with indecision, just think about this precious shoe, and if you think “The shoe fits” and a change will benefit you--go for it! Let me say, even if things don’t turn out as planned, we LEARN from every experience. That is part of life.
Thank you Rosemary for sharing this beautiful creation...what a treasure!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 9:40 PM