Have you ever found yourself working hard using something for a reason and purpose it was not intended for? Sorta like using a key to open up a sealed envelope opposed to using a letter opener. Or using the tip of an ink pen to scratch the itch in your ear. Now I know that sounds disturbing but I’ve been known to do it. I meeeeean I’ve heard of people doing it lol What about using a piece of paper as a dustpan lol Now this is a throwback. Or maybe you can attest to that time the remains of what you ate got stuck in your teeth but you didn’t have a toothpick around. Be honest, what did you use? Or if you’re a teacher you can appreciate this one. That one student who never has a pencil to do their work with, but when they do have one they use it to do what? Yep! Play beats on their desk as though their pencils are drum sticks. And while all of these will work for what they are used, they were not designed to be used for these particular things. This is a lesson I learned with my feet.
Feet are important. They are the physical means by which God designed for us to get from point A to point B. To take us from where we are to our destination… where we’re going. But physical feet are not the only feet this applies to. Many may not be familiar with this, but anyone who sews using a machine knows about the different feet that can be attached and removed from the shank of your sewing machine. In fact, most machines come with a few different ones that functions in unique ways helping to make the process of constructing a piece or garment easier. However, for years I found myself using the straight stitch foot on my machine for everything. And while it worked, I also found that some parts of my garment would not look neat or professional once completed. This was a result of using the incorrect foot. A few months ago I found myself hemming a bridesmaid dress with a straight stitch foot and the hem was not coming out as it should’ve. This was not the first time this had happened. In a moment of frustration I decided to look up the different type of feet I had that I had never used, and guess what I found out? All this time I had a foot that was designed to do what is called a narrow hem and I didn’t even know. It was one of those moments that produced mixed emotions. While I was super excited that I could now make the altering of bridal dresses look more professional, I was also mad at myself for never finding out the use of all these other feet that I have. And the thought came to mind…. “Feet That Never Walked.” (A few of the ones I have are in the picture above).
It’s T Time! So lets talk about it…
We’ve talked about physical feet and now sewing feet, but what about our spiritual feet? These are the gifts and talents that God has given us that take us from where we are to our destination…. where He designed for us to go. And the purpose and goal is to further the message which in turns brings Him glory. 1 Peter 4:10-11 states – “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” God has given us all spiritual feet/gifts. The question is, are you using them? And if you are using them are you using them with and in the purpose God intended? We’ve all heard the phrase “destiny is calling”, but one may ask the question, “how do we get there?” The answer is simple… Use your feet and walk!
T’s truth in love…. <3