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July 30, 2014

Dragging our feet

One of the most annoying sounds to me is to hear a person dragging their slippers on the  floor/ ground as they walk. To me it signals an attitude of  ” I don’t care if you have just polished the floor, I’m going just drag my feet in here and cause the floor to get dirty again”

It also gives a revelation of posture.  It is very difficult to walk uprightly, and drag your feet. You would have to be slouching to be able to drag your feet and be comfortable. In a way it is also indicative of your posture in the Kingdom.

What does our posture indicate about us? One of my sisters can sit with her back straight for hours. As a result, she has a strong core (she is infinitely fitter than I am), she exudes confidence and authority.  She always looks alert, poised and well groomed no matter what she is wearing. She looks like she is sure of victory, and looks as cool as a cucumber even under pressure.  You just get the impression that she can handle anything that comes her way.

On the contrary, someone who is always slouching, carries with them an air of defeat, of being under pressure. They do not look poised and ready.  They actually look as if they are ready to collapse from the weight of their burdens at anytime. When they walk and drag their feet it is like an announcement or a pre heralding of their defeated selves coming around the corner.  You hear them before you see them.

According to dictionary.com the verb SLOUCH is to sit or stand in an awkward drooping posture, or to move or walk with loosely drooping body or careless gait.  The same source defines the noun as an awkward or clumsy person or a lazy, inept or inefficient person.

To quote a paragraph from an article on line called WORSHIP IDEAS FOR SMALL GROUPS – “Position is more important than we think; the outward reflects the inward. Consider a person slouching in their seat when someone important walks in.  It says something”

Luke 12:39-40 “if the house owner had known what night the burglar was coming, he wouldn’t have stayed out late and left the place unlocked.  So don’t you be slovenly and careless. Just when you don’t expect Him, the Son of Man will show up. (MSG)

As is obvious with this particular scripture, we are exhorted NOT TO BE slovenly and careless. If we are slouching our way and dragging our feet through the work we have to do in the Kingdom, we are sure to be caught off guard when He comes.

Next – The posture of the Kingdom resident

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Sylvia M Dallas

Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ.  Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.

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