Friday, June 24, 2011

Walk A Mile In My Shoes!

Walk a Mile in My Shoes ...Linda Hogeland…June 2011

Some people say…walk a mile in my shoes… before you judge me today
And before that walk you take in my shoes…please take a moment to pray

Before you reach out…to remove the small speck… that you see so clearly in mine…
Ask the Lord to help you… remove the big plank… that distorts your vision sometimes

As you walk in my shoes, and the obstacles fall, across your path at every turn
Take a moment to pray for some grace in your day…use it as an opportunity to learn

Learn to be thankful for all that you have… and don’t covet what I might obtain
For the grass is not greener on this side of the fence…and my life has often held pain

If you jog… don’t get blisters…cuz my shoes are quite small, and I can’t afford to buy new
You may wish that you had not walked in my shoes at all…but the ones that fit better on you

And if I’d turn it around, it might just be found, that your shoes would be hard to fit too
So the mile that we walk, let’s take time for a talk, and be friends and decide what to do

Life is harder than it seems… and we all lose our dreams… and a shoulder to lean on is nice
So next time you hear, “walk a mile in my shoes”…may I give you a little advice?

Have compassion and care…take the time just to share, and to listen to what others say
But first and foremost…don’t ever boast…there’s plenty more trials on the way

Yes, we all need to care…when we see such despair and we need to help where we can
There once was a King who walked under a cross…shouldering that burden for man

He took our place upon that old rugged cross as He hung there in sorrow and pain
Yes He died in our place for our sins and disgrace so that we could be free from the shame

Talk about walking a mile in our shoes…He forged on to Golgotha for me
And for us He endured all the things that He heard as they mocked Him as He hung on that tree

What a blessing it is that He walked in our shoes to the death that we all so deserved
From now on I will talk of that life giving walk…and try not to be so reserved

Lord…may I walk in their shoes… and give them Good News… that you lovingly gave to me
And like you… may I give of myself everyday…to all the burdened people I see!


Jared Kraft said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. Definitely convicting and yet so encouraging! Praise the Lord that Christ walked in our shoes so that we could be saved. :)

Love ya!

Em said...

Wow. That was amazing. You are such an awesome writer... I loved it! And it's so true and convicting. More people need to hear that message. We are always too quick to judge.

I love you. Thanks for sharing and being a blessing!


Janet Rose said...

Beautiful words full of truth!

Kristin said...


Holly said...

Great poem Linda!

Deanna said...

Dearest Linda,
Awesome poem!

Read this out loud to Lil Miss. She listened to her granny!

Linda, I loved what you said in your poem.

Monica said...

Oh Linda!
That is so beautiful! :)
May I repost this on my blog?
(and link back to you)

Have a blessed day!

Dianne said...

That was beautiful, and I read it twice.
Thank you so much for such a lovely post for a Friday.

Fi said...

So beautifully said - I really enjoyed this because of the amazing truth it contains.

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful Post, Miss Linda. You surely have a heart for God.

Happy Pink Saturday~


Stephanie M. Hasty said...

lovely and inspirationally, as always! i enjoy your 6WS poems! :D

Donna said...


Thank you for giving those words which started as six and then satiated my entire body and soul. My other six were going to be: "Hungered for Him. He satiated me." Your, his, timing, couldn't have been more appropriate.

And what a beautiful format you chose to share his message and your love. All my best!

Kasi said...

Beautiful! (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday)

Elaine said...

Excellent poem Linda.

Grandma Becky said...

I will see that phrase differently because of what you wrote. It's not easy in life and others don't know our burdens. Thanks for sharing!


good words to go by!!
indeed, one should not judge...
we all have our own path to tread, and we can't do it for others, even if we feel we know better... but we can be supportive.

may you always find THAT shoulder.

Anonymous said...

Good Stuff Linda...thanks for stopping by my lil corner of the blog world...appreciate you

Call Me Cate said...

I always try to remember to put myself in the place of others when approaching a situation. I don't always manage it, but I do make an effort. It's important to try to see their view of the world

Susan in SC said...

I love this! Thanks for the inspiring 6WS!

Cathy Kennedy said...

No one can fit the shoes of another and we should not stand in judgement of others because we certainly do not see everything as clearly as it seems.

Beautiful poem! May I share this with my readers?

Check out today's post...
In Faithfulness, He Afflicated Me Review

~Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

I love your poems Momma Linda! Great message!