One pair of shoes I own makes me feel powerful every time I wear them.
The shoes are pictured above.
They are low-heeled, black, women’s wingtip shoes.
Due to some ongoing achilles issues, I don’t generally wear heels, but for these shoes, I make the exception.
They make me taller – only two inches, but at 5′ 3″, two inches taller makes a world of difference.
I can walk briskly in these shoes, because they lace and tie.
They do not make “clomp, clomp” sounds like some of my sandals do.
These shoes make me feel feminine (unlike the hiking boots I wear in the winter).
I feel strong, confident and powerful while wearing these shoes.
I never knew that a pair of shoes could do that for me.
If you know me, you know that although I clean up nicely, I would never be considered a “girly-girl” or “high-maintenance”.
The days I’m feeling “high maintenance” are the days I bother to put on foundation makeup.
No other shoes I own make me feel that way. No other piece of clothing makes me feel that way.
So, whenever I can, I wear those shoes.
I wore them today and nearly sold a front door. I’m an admin, not a salesperson! It’s amazing what confidence will do for a person.
Yes, putting on the shoes makes me feel great, but honestly, my confidence, my strength and my sense of power doesn’t come from a pair of shoes. Not really.
It comes from someplace else…
…it comes from knowing who I am and who I belong to.
I am a child of God.
He created me in His own image.
He has a plan for me, to give me hope and future. When I remember this first every day, I carry His confidence with me into everything I do.
I can do all things through Him that strengthens me!
So, maybe the shoes give me a lift, but it’s God that gives me confidence.
Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Philippians 4:13 (ESV)
13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Where do you find your power and/or confidence? What makes you feel strong?
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