So I really love shoes. A lot. The problem is my feet are not typical feet. They are small (size 6 to be exact) and W I D E. Basically it's like someone took a size 9 and squished it down to fit in a 6. No bueno. I also have these bumps on my heels that make my feet even more difficult. So, naturally shopping for shoes that fit my Fred Flinstone-esque feet is a bit of a challenge. Yet, I do not let these challenges stop me from searching for the perfect pair.
I have realized that for me, dating is like shoe shopping. You may be laughing and thinking that is an absurd statement, but I digress. If I date a person, it is generally because I see something that could lead to further committment, not for a fleeting interest. Which means there are specific criteria I am looking for; ie he must be a Christian, to name the most important. If he is not a Christian, the relationship will aquire blisters that I won't be able to live with, just like those flats that are clearly too small, even if they are the cutest ones I've seen yet. Now, there are some things that may cause issues in the beginning that can be worked out. If we don't see eye to eye on the types of movies we like to watch, I'm sure a compromise will be reached. Shoes stretch a little bit to fit your feet, and chances are that at some point you will have to stretch to fit a relationship.
On top of all that, I know that God knows my perfect shoe. And when the event comes that I need that perfect pair we will guide me to them, and my perfect date. Or perhaps it will be revealed that I am meant to go barefoot. I trust the Lord with my heart and with my life. Sometimes its so easy to get frustrated with being single, and feeling likeI'm never going to find someone. Trying on dates, or shoes, can be exhausting! But I rest easy when I remember, its not my timeline, its His.
"...For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future..." Jeremiah 29:11
I know I promised some pictures last time. I'm seriously slacking. Maybe later.