Someone has said, “If the shoe fits, wear it!” We sometimes say, “I’d hate to be in his shoes.” I think everyone of us will fit into one of these styles of shoes, but which one fits you?
Loafer – This fits the lazy person – “But his Lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed” (Matthew 25:26). “Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:10-11).
High heel – This fits the haughty, proud individual – “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).
Overshoes – Puts on Christianity only when the going gets rough. He wants the prayers and visits only when in trouble – “…he is a double minded man, unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8).
House shoes – This person wants things easy, comfortable. He is scared off by the building program, mission work, benevolent work, etc. They can’t worship in bad weather – “Woe to you who are at ease in Zion…” (Amos 6:1).
Sandal – Just a skeleton of a Christian who didn’t grow into well rounded service – “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2).
Sunday shoe – Once a week Christians – “Then He said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23).
Work shoes – The active Christian who is always on the job for the Lord – “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4).