Member Monday: Big Girl Shoes by Marisa Shadrick

Welcome  back to Member Monday.  Today it’s my pleasure to share a piece from Marisa Shadrick.

Author’s Note:  Marisa is a Christian freelance writer with articles appearing in local, online and international publications.  Born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, Marisa understands the challenges women face in the workforce, nurturing a family and finding personal fulfillment. Women often find their identity in what they do; it can backfire and lead to illness, depression and even bitterness. Through her writing and public speaking, Marisa encourages women to find their true identity in God.

Big Girl Shoes

by Marisa Shadrick

Now and then, God leads us beyond our emotional limits. It’s like wearing oversized shoes with four-inch heels. Instead of moving forward, we worry about falling and playing the fool.  We become self-conscience, uncomfortable and sometimes it’s painful. We feel vulnerable.

Obedience makes us feel vulnerable. Godly choices are often unpopular, because it puts us in a place of weakness. But, as we step out-of-the-way, God’s strength and power flows.  Then, He occupies His rightful place to reign without our interference.

Weakness means we are dependent on God. Whatever the result, we can trust His sovereign, perfect will. Later, we can give Him glory when we realize that our shoes were a perfect fit.

My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me (New American Standard Bible, 2nd Cor. 12:9).

Have a blessed week.


Works Cited

New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update. LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995.

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