Friday, 2 November 2018

Seek ye first - And He will do the Rest!

Historically (I am getting that old 👀) I either have a sort of shoulder length bob, or short short cropped hair.  It alternates depending on all those unreasonable things we women base our hairdo's on 😊.

But every time I cut my hair short, especially in the last 7 years or so, I just see someone else looking back at me in the mirror!  Since I was a teenager I didn't like being told I look like her.  Just a childish thing that stuck deep down in my brain for some reason.

So, as per usual, in an attempt to right this perception, I began growing my hair again.  I was 4 months in - you know that horrendous period of hair growth that just becomes ONE LONG BAD hair day?  I was feeling strong!  I was pushing through!  I was getting past this irritating ugly stage!  I had thissss!

However,

In the last week, just before I went to sleep one evening, I thought about my hair rationally.  I went to sleep thinking, "tomorrow I will write down a pro's and cons list for short and longer hair."  With that I went to sleep.  I woke thinking about my hair and had sort of decided I wanted to keep my hair short, but regardless, I still did my pro's and cons list.  To be fair, they evened out.  But the most important pro for me for short hair is the simplicity and lack of hassle.  I'm a hassle free kinda gal I tell ya!

So, immediately, I phoned and made an appointment to cut my hair short again.  With much eye-rolling from my hairdresser, she complied.  I got home, checked out my hair.  And you know what?!  I did not see this person staring back at me.  It was weird.  It was interesting.  It was.... something I needed to think about!

So, this interesting turn of events has been rolling around in my mind for the last few days.  And this is what I have come up with:
  • I have made it my goal to start every day with a quiet time (my word for 2018 - ABIDE)  I get it right 95% of the time, but regardless of how I feel, regardless of if I get anything out of it, I do it in obedience to Christ, because obedience is better than sacrifice.
  • Because of this obedience, because I am seeking Him first, He is doing the rest!  He has taken this silly obsession, this silly perception of mine, and - simply - removed it!

I truly cannot fathom any other reason why, something that has hassled me for as long as I can remember, just vanished!  I look every morning, just to check!  I see me!  It is awesome!

My point is this, although we are to keep growing in the Lord, and although we are to be overcomers in Christ, He wants us to do this by looking at Him!  Look up, not at the problems within or around us!  He says in His word:  Matt 6 vs 33:  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  I feel that this week, in this little mental hiccup of mine, I have experienced an "all these things shall be added to you" moment!  I did not need to "overcome" this on my own.  In fact, I did no "overcoming"!  I just continued in my daily quiet time just to spend time with God!  In seeking God daily, just to learn from His word, just to sit in His presence, just to do so regardless, God overcame this thing in me, He simply removed it!

I now move forward, knowing that all the other "stuff" in my life that needs to be dealt with, will be dealt with as I seek Him first daily!

God bless
Tracy


My ABIDE scripture for today is:
Romans 8 vs 37:  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

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