Tonight, in the midst of packing for vacation, when my mind was absorbed with a myriad of details, I decided to throw out 6 pairs of shoes that I can no longer wear. Now, that may not seem significant at first telling but let me explain...These pairs of shoes ranged in cost from $100 to $180 each and I have been hanging on to them!
You see, the right shoe of each pair had an expensive, custom "lift" added when my hip surgery in 2004 left me with a 3/4's inch uneven gait. That's why I didn't want to toss them. And yet...it's been 10 months since my other hip was replaced (leaving me more even) and I can't wear the old shoes. So, why the reticence to turn from the past and embrace the new?
Hmmmm...reminds me of a biblical principle about "newness" in 2 Corinthians 5:17 ~
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come."
and "...You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires." Ephesians 4:22-24
How like GOD to inspire me when I least expected it, to LET GO of those old shoes and walk freshly in His Spirit!
What are you hanging onto that you should let go of?
~ Blessings to you and yours ~