Sometimes we don’t know why we are where we’re at. Its hard to understand that this is where God wants us to be. few years ago, I felt that even though where I was at in life was good, but not where I wanted to be.
I felt like whatever gift God has given me was useless, like a box of dirty socks. It was rude and I didn’t want it. Why couldn’t I be more useful?!
So my mom said, “Well.. there are 3 things you can do with that box of dirty socks…”
Keep the Box
You can kick around that box of dirty socks all the way to Russia- nothing good would come of it but at least you’ll finally be rid of that smelly box.
Give the Box Away
Who needs smelly, dirty socks?? Not me!! So give them away to someone who could possibly need them. And then you won’t have to worry about those dirty socks anymore!
Take Care of Them
The last option is to wash them. Take some time to bleach them ( and make ’em smell pretty!) Then, in the end, if you still don’t want those socks, then at least you did your very best in making them presentable. You could give them to someone else who could use them. Maybe someone who needs socks has something you need in return.
In the end, I realized that those socks are like my talents. Whether I like them or not, doesn’t matter. What I do with them- that’s what counts!
Thus is the parable of the socks.
Which reminds me of another parable that Jesus taught. The one about the money (which is called Talents) He said:
Whatever talents you have- you got ’em for a reason! And thank heaven we all don’t have the same talents. Could you imagine a whole world of just socks?? We’d freeze in the winter.
I am so grateful for my socky-talents 🙂