Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 56

© 2009 Carrie Morris

Have you ever tried to walk in someone else's shoes? Literally or figuratively? It's not an easy task. As I watched Olivia try to walk in my shoes one Sunday morning, I realized that no one can really walk in another's shoes perfectly, except for the Savior. He has felt everything that I'm feeling. No one can really fill the shoes I'm expected to fill in this life except me. I've made covenants with my Father to do the best I can with whatever He gives me. I've tried to make that be a constant focus for me.
I need to remember that we are all trying to do our best. I need to remember that I haven't walked in other's shoes and I don't know everything they are going through. I don't know their trials, their joys and their heartaches. I can't make judgements on what I think I see. That judgement is reserved for the Lord. It is my job to comfort, help and love those around me. I haven't walked in their shoes because they aren't my shoes to fill. I place my trust in the Lord to help me fill my own shoes and to help others fill theirs.

3 comments:

Sam ;D said...

wow, this is so ironic, and yet so fitting... i guess what i'm trying to say, is you nailed me.
i have been having some problems with my roommate. she has made some major mistakes and i have lost all patience and sympathy. i have gotten so irritated with her that i only see her faults. but it's the simple reminders like this post and promptings/feelings from the spirit that help me to be more understanding and more compassionate. i just need to remember that we all have trials, and no one really understands us but the savior.
so, thank you carrie. thank you for being the kind of person that can capture lessons like these and share them. i definately needed to hear what you have in this latest post!

Melissa said...

I love this pic.
Great thoughts.

Jill said...

Well put Carrie. Thank you.