One of the earliest art projects that I remember as a child was drawing butterflies by tracing your feet. You just simply take of your shoes, cross your feet on a piece of paper in front of you and trace around them. You add some antennae in the cleft between them, color them beautifully and "Voila"...butterflies! If you turn them around and trace them, the picture just looks like feet.
Many years later, I was a young mom attending a women's conference, and the topic was; are you a "foot person or a wings person?' The very first thing she had us do was to trace our feet and make butterflies, and then trace our feet the correct way. You can guess the direction this is going...I am sure.
Sometimes we are "foot people" just putting one foot in front of the other, looking at the ground, or not too far ahead, and just simply "getting by". Sometimes the heaviness of life beats us down and we just cant look up. Each step is a heavy one, each mile a long one, each day another one we just "made it through", the blessings are hidden, and the possibilities are few through the fog of life.
Other times we are "wing people", soaring in the realm of possibiliites. We are doing what God created us to do, operating joyfully within His plans and seeing how blessed we really are. We see the person God intended for us to be.
I have to admit that I have spent way too many days being a "foot person" and way too few being a "Wings girl". But when those "Wings" days come, I do not ever take them for granted. I find myself aching to live life in the realm of "possibilities" not the agony of the "Feet". Jesus never promised that we would live in the stratosphere and that all of our days would be "Wings" days. He promised that we would never be alone, that we would have grace to make it through the "foot" days. The foot days are made bearable by the promise in Isaiah 49:31, "Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on Wings as eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
So, If you are a "foot person" right now, hang on, wait on Him, you are gonna soar before too long, and if you are a "Wings" person right now, enjoy the fabulous ride!