I never knew that shoes had so much power in our lives. They determine if we are rich or poor, popular or a loser. They tell us how successful we are and they help you get a man!? Wait what? How can shoes, the things you walk in say so much about a person? Who made up these “rules”? Believe it or not, each and every day we judged by the shoes we wear (like we need the extra judgment)! Shoes can make or break you! Take a look at your feet right now! What kind of shoes are you wearing? House slippers? Flip flops? No shoes? Well guess what? I just judged you! Sounds crazy, huh?
We girls have enough problems to deal with! Can we get a break? If you are anything like me, you really don’t care about what’s on your my feet (as long as I have some type of shoe on, I am fine!) I am a rare breed. What girl doesn’t like shoes? To be honest, I love shoes! All types! If I could, I would have a closet full of them. But my shoes don’t define me! I define my shoes. For example, I have gym sneakers, house shoes, everyday shoes, my “get cute” shoes etc. etc. It is not the other way around. You can’t tell me that my “get cute” shoes are more like house shoes (that would be rude)! What if I told you that there are shoes out there in the world that were designed with you in mind! When you put on these shoes they will not only make you look good, but you will get yourself a boyfriend, a husband and attention from guys, just by wearing them. What if I told you that? Would you buy the shoes? I know you want attention. I know you want to be liked and accepted but what does a shoe have to do with it? There is more to you than makeup, clothes, shoes and hair! What if you woke up bald, had to wear raggedy clothes, and had shoes with holes in it? Could you still be confident? Could you still walk with you head held up high, look people in the eyes without shame or fear? If so, that’s great! But I can guarantee that 99.9% of the time most girls would have a hard time doing this! I know it would take me some time to adjust (That is a major change)! You see, I know who I am. I know there is more to me than my clothes, shoes, hair and makeup and I want you to know and accept that too. Let’s face it, it is hard to be confident and believe in yourself when other girls are being mean to you. If there is something about you that they don’t like they let you know. If there is something about you that they do like, they won’t say it. Girls are quick to point out your flaws and tear you down. Instead of building the confidence of one another people bring you down and judge you by what you wear. It is a sad, sad story. You can’t judge people by the clothes or shoes they wear. Just because it LOOKS like they have it going on DOES NOT mean it! Just because you dress in a way that is “popular” does not mean you are corny, poor, or unattractive. There are so many people who use their clothes, makeup and hair as a way to cover up their very low self-esteem and confidence. Don’t be fooled by their glamorous Instagram pictures and their nice clothes, because underneath it all could be a person crying out for help and attention. That is why you can’t compare yourself to others. Your shoes might be ugly but that does not mean you are ugly. I have a pair of gym shoes that are raggedy and old. I wear them faithfully. I am nothing like those shoes I wear! Don’t allow anyone to define your worth!
Did you know there was a man that walked the earth over 2 thousand years ago in some raggedy scandals yet He was a king? He healed people, was looked over, talked about but there was greatness within Him! His name was Jesus! People judged Him for being Him! People attacked His character and said He had magical powers from Satan and that He wasn’t God. I bet people even talked about shoes! How could a king be dressed this way? He looked like a nobody, but in fact He was somebody important! He was The One that people needed in order to get to God in heaven. So the next time someone tries to make you feel bad about yourself because you don’t have the latest shoes, sneakers or outfits don’t let it get you down. Your clothes are just covering up your greatness! Your clothes and shoes don’t define your greatness! God does! He says you are fearfully and wonderfully made! God created you to be great! You came from Him. He lives within you! You’re great because you come from a great God! Don’t forget it!
Don’t forget your confidence!
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