Walking in your own shoes

We all have our own destined path to walk. No one person’s road looks exactly the same as someone else’s. Our own particular path was perfectly formed for our unique self and yet so often we look over at someone else’s path and think to ourselves, “I like theirs better! Theirs is more desirable, more fruitful, more beautiful, more strategic, more noteworthy. I need to get into their lane so I can be like that.”

We begin to walk like they walk, do what they do, say what they say, working tirelessly to be just like them, believing that once we have cloned ourselves into their lifestyle, we will truly be satisfied.

The problem with this kind of thinking is, we soon discover that no matter how hard we try to walk in the shoes of someone else, they never quite fit. We struggle to keep those shoes on, determining to push through the pain of sore feet and swollen ankles only to inevitably discover, we are never going to be them. We are then left with the feeling of failure, disappointment and a sense of worthlessness.

To genuinely be satisfied with who we are and how we were knitted together, we must stay on the intended path that was mapped out for us, and in doing that, we discover just how wide, how deep and how great the path is that was designed for us to walk on. When we embrace our true self, we will come to fully understand that we too are just as desired, fruitful, strategic, noteworthy and beautiful.

Psalm 18:19 (Passion Translation)

His love broke open the way, and he brought me into a beautiful, broad place. He rescued me—because his delight is in me!

Published by Deborah Hilton

I am passionate about seeing people connected with their purpose. To rise up and not be afraid to take that first step because you can trust God in your journey. As you read the journey I took in my book called Just Say Yes, you will find that you too can have confidence to walk your own. Deb x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: