I know a man who accidentally cut off his big toe and the one next to it. This happened during an unfortunate encounter with his lawn mower years ago. I saw him a month or so after his accident and asked him if he missed his toes. He said that he was having to learn to stand and walk all over again because his balance was significantly affected by the loss of his 2 toes.
Now I had never given much thought about toes before that conversation. I knew that my toes were so long and skinny that I could actually pinch like a crab, so in that sense they were quite useful as sort of a secret weapon. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen nice looking toes. I mean, how many times have you ever heard somebody say, “Nice toes!”…or “Gee, I wish I had toes like that.”? I mean, mine are just flat funny looking.
OK, so it’s probably obvious what’s coming next…we can learn from our toes! Balance is a big deal. Really, spiritual balance is simply looking at life from God’s perspective, then acting accordingly. Just as God created these obscure appendages on our feet to help us to balance as we stand and walk, He has given us things to help us keep our balance spiritually as well, such as: 1. Daily time with Jesus in His Word; 2. Living in community with other Jesus-followers, including your LifeGroup; 3. Maintaining a constant willingness/desire to trust and obey the Lord; 4. Choose to LOVE FIRST in every dealing with other people. 5. Cultivating a GRATEFUL heart, and continually expressing that gratitude to the Lord and to folks.
When we lose our toes, we tend to fall down a lot more.
Think about it…
Blessings on you guys,