Wednesday

Slip On Your Own Shoes - Be Who Jesus Designed You to Be - Ephesians 2:10

Ephesians 2:10,  Be yourself, Do ministry with your own gifts, Don't covet other people's gifts
I couldn't fit them in my suitcase, so I gave some shoes to a friend. 

They were one size too big for her but almost new, so she thought they'd work if she stuffed them with tissues. 

One afternoon while wearing them, she found herself struggling with questions about her individuality. That's when she had this epiphany: "Stop trying to be someone else ... you can never fill someone else's shoes!"

"Ah, it was a freeing moment," she said.

Do you ever wish you were someone else: younger, older, married, single, taller, shorter, with different gifts or abilities?

Scripture tells us to imitate godly behavior, faithfulness, and devotion (1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:17) but we're not called to imitate other personalities or covet other people's lives.

God has designed us "one-of-a-kind" for His purposes.

So slip on YOUR shoes today and ask God to show you what He's specifically prepared for your gifts, personality, and sphere of influence (Ephesians 2:10).


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5 comments:

  1. I love this story. My 11 year old granddaughter is struggling with this issue. I am printing this to share with her next week when she comes home from her mothers'. If you have space on your prayer list, please add a request for "Grace for Lillian". Thank you.

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    1. I will definitely put your granddaughter on my pray list, Regena.
      I'm glad this story is helpful to her.
      Gail : )

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  2. Love this, Gail! And I'm so glad to see you back in the linkup! Since I blog hop on Wednesday, I just never got around to your linkups, but it's not because I don't love what you do here! I hope your missionary work is going well too! Are you still out of the country?

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    1. Hi Beth,
      I'm not sure how often I'll do blog hops, but I decided to do some this week. My schedule gets so full! Wish I could afford an assistant!

      Thanks for the encouraging words. I feel the same. I love your blog.
      Gail : )

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