One half of a great pair of shoes…

by Veronika

Shoes just have to come as a pair!

You’re just a half. A missing chunk of something whole, or the second part of two. You know you have something great to give someone else, that you and he – together – are just going to be great.

Halves, after all, come in twos. That’s why they’re “halves.”

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for that second half to show up, that other shoe, that lead to your pencil, that ice cube to your tea, that root to your branches. You go together with something. You always have. And when they’re taking their time revealing themselves, you feel like you’re lost.

That other half, believe it or not, is not in the form of a physical person. You’re not just made up of the physical; you are also made up of the spiritual. And it’s the spiritual half that you’re lacking. Man and woman can bond physically; they can bond emotionally; and sometimes, when all’s right in the world and the sun is shining, they can bond intellectually.

(That’s a joke. Har, har.)

But man and woman cannot bond spiritually…at least at the outset. The spiritual understanding of a human only happens when they’ve bonded to something higher than themselves. When they’ve made contact with God.

That’s the other half of the really great pair of shoes you’re going to be a part of. When you’re connected to God with all your heart, with all of your being, you’re part of something spectacular. You’re part of something far greater – and far more eternal – than you can imagine.

The man that God might give you? He’s the added bonus. He’s the cute polka dots on the side, the silky scarf you found to match, the click-clacky sound that thrills you when you walk across the floor. He’s not what defines you. He’s what God decides to throw in when He’s ready. And he’ll match you perfectly. 

Until then, you’ve got a great pair of shoes to get you wherever God can take you – which is anywhere. With Him, you can encompass the world.


*Thanks to Leigh McLeroy for this awesome metaphor. I hope you don’t mind me taking that idea further, Leigh!

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