How could I be sure footed walking anywhere in these insane things? I know these don’t look comfortable or easy to walk in, and I spend 10+ hours a day in them sometimes. I’m just really practiced up. But I would not wear these to run in, or even to walk on uneven terrain. I walked across the backyard in them this morning, and liked to have killed myself.
I wonder how much harder I make my life. (I think life would be harder in ugly shoes). Sometimes, I am not sure footed, and my burdens certainly do not seem light. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28-30, “28Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light” (NLT). One definition of the word yoke is “a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together”. What a great idea. Clamp myself to Jesus so that we move together. Don’t fight against the yoke, but move within it, where he wants me to go. I’m going to have to work on this. It’s such a simple concept, so why the neck ache?