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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Have you ever experienced walking with a pebble in your shoe? How did it feel? Didn't you feel you had to remove it but couldn't because you were in a hurry and it would have taken too much time and energy? Imagine having to stop, sit down, take off your shoe, remove the pebble, put your shoe back on, then stand up and start walking all over again.

Since it was just a tiny pebble and not a big rock or anything, you just decided to ignore it. You continued walking, pebble and all and this of course caused a blister which later on popped and almost became infected.

In life, how often do we walk around with something that shouldn't be there? We know we should get rid of it, but it's easier to ignore it and to pretend it's not there. It's surely affecting our lives but we still choose to do nothing about it. Before long, we're complaining about the path and the pain we're forced to endure. But it's not the path that's giving us the problem. It's what we are refusing to remove.

How about you, is there something you're having a hard time removing from your life? Why do you think we shouldn't ignore the little things that threaten to hinder our walk?

Just like me, if there is, then let us pray to God that He sets all things right for us and let us be the person He desired us to be. Let us pray for guidance and strength since we know it wouldn't easy.
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  • At 5/22/2006 5:22 AM, Blogger The Mistress of the Dark

    There are so many little things that I choose to ignore that I would be better off without in my life.

    All those little pebbles can feel like a rock some days..



  • At 5/22/2006 6:38 AM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD

    There are so many little things that I should not ignore but don't do anything because things are just as it is. I have lived with it and think that this is my fate. I expect people who gives me this little pebble to see what it does to me. If they can't then I live it up to God to do what is to be done with them.

  • At 5/22/2006 8:34 PM, Blogger Reverberate58

    Sometimes the pebble has to be a rock before I let myself be aware that I have a problem. Even then I limp along forever before I stop and get rid of it. Aren't we all funny creatures of God?

  • At 5/23/2006 2:45 AM, Blogger Lazy Daisy

    Good advice to deal with the small irritations in life before they can cause a problem. Seems like sometimes I make those pebbles into boulders.

  • At 5/23/2006 2:51 AM, Blogger Paige

    Great post. You spelled it out really nice & easy.

  • At 5/23/2006 6:41 AM, Blogger Annette Burkett

    Sometimes it's hard to identify the pebble until it's caused a blister....wonder if it could be denial or wanting to blame the problem on it being a pebble in someone else's shoe.

  • At 5/23/2006 8:19 PM, Blogger Trinity13

    Such a good point! But we need to be careful to remove the pebble and not throw it in the direction of another don't want it getting stuck in their shoe as well.

  • At 5/23/2006 8:39 PM, Blogger Connie and Rob

    This is a great post.

    It is easier just to accept things rather than try to change them. Then we tend to complain and be miserable sometimes not even knowing why...time to get rid of some of those pebbles.

    Take care,

  • At 5/23/2006 9:12 PM, Anonymous eph2810

    Oh, what a wonderful post Viamarie. Thank you so much for the reminder that we sometimes need to 'shed our shoes' to take out what hinders us.
    Blessings on your day :).

  • At 5/24/2006 2:56 AM, Blogger Jean-Luc Picard

    Some put a pebble in the other shoe and call them designer shoes.

  • At 5/24/2006 3:45 AM, Blogger mar

    thanks for a wonderful post, Viamarie.