That one event led to grabbing a sock here and a sock there, whether they matched or not, and wearing them. And what started out as a joke on my "About Me" post about my love of wearing mismatched socks, has turned into an every day ritual, so-to-speak.
But then I began to think about the poor little mismatched pair of socks. While most people would find a sock with no matching mate useless... I find that it still has worth and can be used... just like people.
We are all like a pair of mismatched socks. We go through life not matching up with anything or anybody, thinking we don't fit in anywhere. "Opposites attract" is not only an old saying, but actually applies to us! But here's the best part of all; no matter what you've been through, like the mismatched socks, YOU are still useful! Sure, the socks get used. They're socks. They still have a purpose. So do YOU! In your unique, wonderful, mismatched way, God can take you, and turn you into someone quite useful! He already has a plan for your life...and it's a plan that's absolutely awesome!
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. ~Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
A mismatched pair of socks keeps my feet warm (and they can get quite cold, let me tell you!). So, maybe by smiling at someone, saying hello, or helping someone out, you'll spread a little warmth into someone else's life. Or maybe just sharing your story with someone will give them hope that they, too have a purpose in life!
I wear the mismatched socks now, not only to make people smile, but to remind myself that like these socks, God can still use me.
Mismatched socks.... kinda like people, don't you think?