November 13, 2012
Over the weekend I was really pouting... ever since I got plantar fasciitis, I've been bound to wearing athletic shoes. Even with inserts, other shoes are just too flat and hurt so much. If you know me at all... you know I LOVE shoes! I love everything from boots to flip flops. Vans, Converse, Dr. Martins, and those wonderful no name thrift finds. Of course they have to be an obnoxious color! Right now it's literally hard for me to wear a cute pair of shoes for even a couple hours. It's killing me! Not only have I been sad I can't wear fun shoes, but I'm frustrated because I can't do exercises like running or walking. I only was running five miles when I developed this. Now, when I even go shopping, I'm feeling pain the entire time.
Over the weekend I had an epiphany. God says I'm supposed to be thankful in ALL situations (1 Thessalonians 5:18). That's one of those things that I've heard and read SO many times. I think to myself, "Well of course! Dah!" But when do I actually DO it? It's not natural to instantly feel thankful when you have a problem, but when I thought about it for a minute, my problems seemed so small. I've been to countries where people barely have ONE pair of shoes, let alone comfy bright colored, squishy sneakers. I mean, what IS my problem? I am so blessed it's ridiculous! I'm healthy, I have food, shelter, freedom, money, and everything in between. God is so good to me.
From now on, when I feel the pain in my heel, I'm going to thank God that I HAVE shoes. I'm going to thank Him for how very blessed I am, and for His amazing love and grace.