Researchers at the University of Kansas tell us that you can judge about 90% of a person’s personality by his/her shoes. The article in Medical Daily reports that shoes detail a lot more than originally thought. How people cover their feet reveals: general age, gender, income, political affiliation, emotional stability, and whether the person is an introvert or an extrovert.
Who knew our shoes said so much about us? The Apostle Paul told us several thousand years ago that the shoes we wear enable us to stand strong in tough times. He said, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”
Our feet should be shod with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Notice that the readiness takes preparation being covered in the gospel. If you have ever been on an outing where you chose the wrong shoes, you know how miserable this lack of preparation can be for you. If your feet get too cold, too wet, too cramped, or too tired, the resulting consequences are no fun: injuries, blisters, and pain.
So look at your shoes today. They say more about you than you know. And be ready; put on the full armor of God, because that is what will allow you to stand in tough times.
Have a Blessed Day!
John Mark Caton Ph.D