The Best Shoes

img_1838There was a time that all I cared about was shoes. Shoes and shopping. A closet full of emptiness. It became packed with all the latest and the greatest. I would spend, spend and spend, spend. Leaving my soul to feel so spent!

All this upkeep to be this darling diva and all it did was cause me the darkest depression.
Im so glad it’s  no longer a phase or some overtime maze to keep jumping through hoops for some simple recognition.

Now it’s all about wearing the best 👠 shoes, those of peace. Those I wear them well and not about spending much but about being much. I didn’t need fancy shoes to keep a confidence, make me feel special, wanted, sexy or important. The shoes that I wear now I can wear all day long and no longer cause me pain.  These shoes bring me to my purpose in Him!!!! For every step I take in His peace brings me closer.

I can’t cater to confusion. I just won’t because I do know I am too authentic for that. I know my worth. I also know that this life is not my own. I’m the hangman after the one Man that has always been after all of my heart.

I also don’t live in regret. I live in Christ and Christ lives in me. That redemption I need 💯 and nothing less than that. I live in peace, just as He says abide in Me and I in you…. we remain in His love.

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you, now remain in My love.”
John 15:9

“and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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