They broke, and this is the second time. The first pair was quite expensive and this was the cheapest my wife could find, and both of them broke.
Imagine 6-8 hour classes, mixed in with work, memorization, and the occasional errands. Oh, I should mention this was also the day I was intensely sick due to some stomach virus, but I wanted to push through so I began the trek to my night class.
That’s when it happened, I took a wrong step trying to nimbly pass by a few folks that were going to make me late and SNAP, they broke.
Immediately the difficulty level increased from normal to super hard. Every step I took expended more energy than my last 10. I was slowed down dramatically and most of all, I looked like an idiot trying to step in a way that resembled Professor Moody without his walking stick.
I think I was in my rights to order an Uber and go home…yet I kept walking.
I was well in my rights to call my teacher and tell him I was heading home since he knew I wasn’t feeling well…yet, I kept walking.
I was well in my rights to curse my circumstances, but yet, I kept walking.
When I got to class I didn’t make a scene. I sat where I always do, praised God, was attentive in class, and didn’t think of my sandal until 2 hours later when I tried to put it back on my foot.
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭.
There ARE a million reasons for you to turn away, to say, “today isn’t the day.” Or better yet, “I’ll just start tomorrow.”
You have the reasons, no one is saying you don’t.
So just be honest and say it with me,
“God is not my priority.”
If you can’t say it, if you hate saying it, if it sounds awkward saying it,
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴,
“God, you ARE my priority.”
Now walk towards Him with your broken sandal, while tripping, hobbling, crawling, and you’ll forget that anything was ever standing in your way.