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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What's Your Shoe Size?

For the past 16 years, Ray Allen has been known as the NBA’s (National Basketball Association) “sharpshooter”. He has set record after record with his shooting ability. Without a doubt, he is one of the best 3-point shooters to every play the game.

Much of his success has been attributed to his discipline in physical fitness. Allen maintains his health like a well oiled machine. In one press conference, when asked about his everyday diet, Allen said that he had never eaten a cheeseburger. A cheeseburger! Poor guy.

But now, deep into his 30’s, Allen is taking even deeper strides to keep himself in the game. He isn’t turning to more cardio, or push-ups, or even the latest diet fads. Allen is getting bigger shoes. He claims the bigger shoes provide more flexibility and comfort for his weakening ankles. He must be right, because since he “upped” his size, Allen’s shooting percentage is even higher.

But you know, even if we aren’t millionaires or future hall of famers, we aren’t much different than Ray Allen. Not because of our love for basketball or love for cheeseburgers, but because of the “shoes” we wear. When Jesus left earth to return home, he left some big shoes for us to fill. Statements like, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14) prove that Jesus expects us to wear his shoes. We might feel “out of our league”, but spiritually speaking, the bigger the “shoe”, the better the person.

Do you want to improve your performance? Wear “Bigger Shoes”.