“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.”
Anyone out there looking for a new style for that crop growing on your head? I get the itch about twice a year to cut and style my hair in a new way. Tonight is my appointment with my Stylist. I have no idea how I want my hair to look. I just know I want a change. Somehow this bothers me. If I’m not happy with how my hair looks, then I can easily FEEL unattractive and unattractiveness can spiral into worthlessness if I don’t take notice and harness those renegade feelings.
Can anyone else relate? How do you prefer to wear your hair?
When I was younger, someone close to me asked me never to cut my hair. Being the people pleaser I was at that time I explained that my hair needed trimming now and then to be healthy. So I wore my hair long cutting it only for regular teeny trims. Male attention seemed to run high for long hair on women and I didn’t always know how to handle that attention very well. Still I liked it. So I kept my hair long. I began to find my beauty, even my self worth, in my hair.
“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.”
I Peter 3:3 New Living Translation
It took me years to realize I was allowing my hair to define me. I didn’t want to be known by hair only. One day in an act of defiance against this consuming hair bondage, I cut my hair short. How refreshingly liberating! And the short crop fit my perky personality so much better. We women are more than just pretty heads of hair for goodness sake.
Now in my mid 50s I can’t believe I continue to wrestle negative thoughts about my appearance being dependent on a good hair day. The battle is not as intense as it once was but it remains a nuisance to my peace of mind. Negative thoughts will not subside with age, unfortunately. But as we age we can hone and strengthen our skill at detecting lies from the enemy and defeat him faster.
Ladies, if you know Jesus and you share this HAIR struggle, let me tell you we are so much more than a HEAD OF BEAUTIFUL HAIR! We have to tell ourselves the truth about who we are whether we have long locks or peach fuzz!
“God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5 New Living Translation
Each of us is a divine Princess. All daughters of the King of Kings! Everyone of us has unique gifts and talents to be used to better our world and glorify our Father. Our hair is just a God given accessory to hold our crown in place. Hair is for grooming not for obsessing.
Perhaps you don’t FEEL like a beautiful Princess. . . are you gonna trust your flighty feelings or listen to your Father and King?
“Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect on your face.”
Delores Del Rio
Shine on. . .