Monday, November 15, 2010

The Purpose of High Heels

This post will speak to the girls. If it speaks to you guys, that’s a whole other blog post…

I am such a girlie girl when it comes to shoes. I LOVE them. If I had unlimited funding, I would have a closet the size of Rhode Island filled with them.
Lately, I have been wearing a lot of flats. They are comfortable. I have said on many occasions “if I have comfortable shoes (and pockets) I can conquer the world.” Today, I have an interview for a job much closer to home so I decided to wear heels. And as I walked from the parking deck this morning, I contemplated why I did this. Hey, God talks to me in unique ways. I don’t question it. I just listen.

Do you notice that when you are wearing high heels you walk differently? You are more conscious of the way you walk. At least I am. I am not what you call graceful. That was a bit of an understatement. I tend to be klutzy, that is more accurate. So while in theory, I love high heels, I tend to shy away from them for fear of falling on my face. Going back to my long walk in from the parking deck this morning, I noticed that when I walk in high heels that I am more aware of how I walk, I tend to stand up straighter, to be perfectly honest while they make me nervous on one hand, they actually make me feel more confident at the same time.

I think walking with God is a lot like walking in high heels.

High heels take me out of my comfort zone.
High heels make me focus more on my walk.
High heels give me added height and confidence.
High heels tend to make me walk slower and with more purpose.

High heels are good for my walk, even though there is a hint of fear in wearing them. I don’t fear the shoes themselves…I love them. It’s me walking in the shoes I fear. Will I make them look bad? Will I fall and scuff them horribly? Will I completely embarrass myself want to hide?

Ever taken a leap of faith? Feels a lot like that.

I started listening to the audio book of Steven Furtick’s Sun Stand Still in my car this morning during the long commute. He talks about “audacious faith.” I don’t think it was a coincidence that I began listening to this and wore high heels for the first time in a long time today. I think they go together. At least in my mind they do.

God is calling me out. I am excited, but I have that hint of fear that I will fall on my face. But I am not worried...

Faith makes me more aware of my walk, stand taller and more confidently, and makes me rely on Him to carry me and be my Grace.


  1. I love this! What great insight, I love it when God speaks to us like this.

    Thanks so much for sharing it. I feel like I have been wearing my high heels of faith on for a while now - learning to walk a little better in them all the time.

    Hope that the interview went well.

  2. Thanks, ladies. I think it's time I drag out all my heels and learn to walk again! :)

  3. I love this analogy and I love that God uses all kinds of things to speak to us. :) God has been calling me out too. It's scary, but I'm leaning on Him all the way.