“High heels and confidence. They are a match made in heaven.” – Floetic Soul
Bette Midler once said, “Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world.” Personally, I find this concept absolutely fascinating! I love wearing high heels, because they make me feel confident. I think many females can agree with this.
Now, I happen to be 5”5, so I’m not tall, but I don’t consider myself fun-size either. When I was younger, I was always the tallest girl in my class and I did not enjoy towering over the rest of the girls and boys in my class. In fact, I used to lye in my bed praying that I would not grow taller than my mother, who is 5″4. Once I got to high school, that quickly changed. I, almost instantaneously, found myself in the front row. For some reason, this affected my self confidence.
Confidence is commonly defined as full trust, belief, assurance or reliability in something or someone. It is also being without doubt, fear or hesitation.
During my high school years, I began wearing high heels to church and various special events. Some girls would wear them to school on their birthdays, anniversaries with their boyfriends and etc. I was never one of those girls. However, I relished every opportunity, that seemed reasonable to me, to strut my stuff, in my heels. It gave me a false sense of confidence. Wearing heels made me feel a self-worth that evaporated like smoke in the wind as soon as I took them off.
When I wore heels, I felt taller, prettier… I felt as if I was on top of the world, as if I could conquer anything and everything that came my way. I felt like superwoman. To this day, I love wearing my heels, because of this feeling. I don’t mind cooking, cleaning, and playing basketball in my heels, because it makes me feel great!
I’m human. I’m vulnerable. And, though I do appreciate who God created me to be, I still have my moments of low self esteem. But, I thank God for the person who invented high heels, because to me, they can be a girls best friend. So, the next time you feel like you are being buried beneath anxiety, frustration, doubt or lack of self worth, just put on some heels, even if your wearing a tank top and basketball shorts, put on some heels, pray and find peace in God’s word, and you will find the confidence you were lacking. In fact, God can not only restore your joy of being who you are, but he can give you a brand new confidence.
At least… it works for me. I bet it can work for you too.
Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Psalms 139:13-14, For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mothers womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psalms 138:8, The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Proverbs 3:6, In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Hebrews 10:35-36, Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
2 Timothy 1:7, For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power, love and self-control.
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“Be confident in who you are and who God has created you to be. Be confident in him.” -Floetic Soul
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