Soooooooo miraculously, we ACTUALLY had some really nice weather this past weekend. Of course you all know what that means for me, I'm hitting the mountains!!!
Weeeeelllll I had been putting off buying new hiking shoes, cuz weeeeellll let's be real, hiking shoes are UGLY and although needed, they're kinda like buying new tires for your car-BORING!!!!On the way up the mountain, everything was JUST FINE!!!
HOWEVERRRR, on the way down was a completely different story!!! First of all, a bee decided to chase me AGAIN!!! (Remember last year HERE!!!) I don't know WHY buuuuut they always want to just nestle in my hair and I'm like NOT cool with that!!!
Soooooooo I just take off running down the mountain and the bee starts chasing me. WEEEEELLLL all of the sudden my shoes lose traction and I slip and fall like I never have before. I slide down and fall on my back. One leg is pulled completely straight back behind me. Thankfully, i'm a very STRETCHY person and nothing was broken. Just a big cut on my elbow. (can you imagine the ambulance coming up the moutain-although it might be kinda fun being carried on stretcher down the mountain! LOL)
Buuuuuuuuuut the fall REALLLLLLY scared me. The whole time, the rest of the way down I kept praying and asking God not to let me fall again. Buuuuuuut then as an after thought, I said, AND GOD, I also PROMISE TO THROW THESE OLD, WORN OUT, HIKING SHOES annnnnnd will NOT go hiking again til I have bought new ones. And when I got home, I took those old shoes and threw them in the trash!!!
You know why??? Because I can't expect to stay safe and then go directly putting myself back in danger!!! I may have been stupid to hike in them once, BUUUUUUUT I wasn't going to be STUPID-stupid!!!!
Often in life, we get ourselves into stupid spiritual situations. AND even though its all our own fault, God is merciful on us and brings us out of our own mess up. BUT we can't just keep the same old shoes and expect not to slip up again. We've got throw those old messed up shoes away, pay the spiritual price and invest in something new!!!
At one time or another, we can all be STUPID...
We don't have to be STUPID-stupid!!!
"For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him." (2 Chronicles 30:9)
♥Mary Frances :)