Nyla's purple shoes

Posted by [email protected] on December 9, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Hey girls! When I was younger, I used to love buying a nice pair of sketchers or a trip to payless with my dad to pick out a new pair of shoes together. I moved to a different city though, where I still live now, and here it's "designer, logo, designer, logo" which made me rethink my kicks that I thought were adorable. My mom has always been a fan of an all white pair of nikes, but I always preferred my sketchers or light up shoes- which she hates. Love you mommy :D  Really, I just preferred new shoes that I liked and felt comfy in.... Anyway, as time went on, I got away from payless and sketchers, and embraced Ugg Australia and Nike. Honestly, there was a point in my life where I'd rather order shoes online than shop at payless- not because I didn't like the store, but because it was considered "uncool" to shop there.

So here I am, finally getting over materialism (except for my love for Ugg boots and the struggle to pass up a good sale! Pray for me, pray for me!) , and my baby sister Nyla, age 2, gets a new pair of purple and pink gym shoes with velcro straps. 
 When I first saw the shoes, I didn't care for them, and I wanted her to keep wearing the shoes she had on. My grandma bought them while my mom was in the hospital giving birth to my sister Sydney, who's almost 3 months old, because Nyla's first pair of K Swiss were beginning to fit a little snug. Here are the shoes Nyla has worn since she was 1, and was wearing at the time our Grandma bought them for her- she's had two pairs of them now!  Actually, as I'm writing this blog, I see that she's wearing these shoes now! A simple, all white shoe, nothing fancy, something that looks modest. My question for you guys is, which shoe would you rather she wear? The Purple and pink, or the white pair? I may not have agreed with this last week, but I would like for her to wear her purple shoes! Not because they're cute, or they scream "My mommy loves me and buys me designer shoes" or even because they go with her current outfit, but because of the humbleness I feel they represent. Humility, the act of being humble: "a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness." Sometimes, white shoes are the best soloution to a colorful outfit, but you guys get the point that I'm trying to make here, haha! This is what I'd like to display in my life- humbleness and modesty. Although I am trying to be more humble, I am still embarrassed about a few things that I should embrace. You know, a few things that the world says I should be embarrased about, but God says I should be thankful for. I think we shouldn't reject the purple shoes because they aren't made by a top, well known designer or because they're a shoe that doesn't match Nyla's current outfit. I think we should ebrace them; we should embrace humility.  We shouldn't reject Christianity because it doesn't go with our current selection of friends, and we shouldn't reject someone because of the way they dress. I guess all I'm trying to say here is that we as Christian's should strive to have a purple pair of shoes on our feet at all times. Maybe not literally, but definitely the mindset of humility- which the purple shoes represent to me.  How are you going to rock your purple kicks this week?

Philippians 2:3 ESV "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."

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Reply Yoshua
3:23 PM on February 3, 2014 
I totally love this!!!! You will never know how many times I read this, it is truly inspirational and thought provoking! You're an awesome kid :-)