I was 5 years old playing dress up, when I got the bright idea to put on a pair of tennis shoes with a pair of women’s panty hose over the top of them. While I wasn’t the brightest one of the bunch, I had my moments, but that wasn’t one of ’em.
When I went to pull off my tennis shoes, they wouldn’t budge. With the panty hose over the top, no matter how much I kicked, screamed, rolled and slung, those shoes would NOT come off. The more I wrestled, the more frustrated I got, and in the end, I was laid out on the floor, exhausted with stretched out panty hose and 2 shoes draggin’ behind.
That’s how it is with life sometimes. We try to re-arrange the process, skip a few steps and wonder why life doesn’t work out the way we planned. Without any prayer, counsel and the attitude that “I’m gonna do this myself, come hell or high water,” we’re wearing our panty hose on top of our shoes.
We skip through life trying to make things work on our own, shoving squares into round holes, wondering why some days, the world is against us.
When the entire time, God is wanting us to Be Still and Know that He is God. Ps. 46:10
Instead of praying about our day, our friends, our choices, our daily decisions that will effect our family and their lives, we just go and do what we want, with little thought or effort about God’s plan for our day, our week, our life.
In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3:6.
That means, pray before starting the day. Pray for good friends, wise choices; perhaps that God will place someone in your path who needs YOU, today. Pray for your kids, that they’ll have favor with their teachers, their friends, their employers.
Placing God first, is always a good way to start the day. No more spinning your wheels with little productivity. In the end, we’re not really playing dress up. This is real life and there’s no time for Panty Hose Drama.