My 13 yr old son came down into the kitchen with a completely new hairdo. Nope, no haircut involved, just completely styled it different. He went to bed with it flowing to the side and woke up with it all in front, shaggy style. Okay, now as we all know, you say nothing…..NOTHING! This is a teenage boy we are talking about so you just go with it. Mom’s out there, truth right? My husband was in the kitchen, need I say more. “You got a new style there bud?” No you didn’t. NO YOU DIDN’T!!! My son just looked at him and was like, “I woke up this way.” Ha! Now, because I took the correct approach, yes, I’m gonna toot my horn, late in the day we were in the car and my son spoke up. “I thought I’d do my hair a little different and I think I like it,” he says. You could see the confidence it built. “And so do I,” I respond. “So do I.”
Now after all that you are like, great story but I thought this was a devotional. I’m going somewhere with this I promise. As I was in the car with him having a conversation, my mind went to this, sometimes we need to twist up just one thing in our lives to see things from a different perspective, maybe even a better one. The only thing we have right now that’s semi ours to control, outside of a nudge here and there from Jesus, is us. Maybe tweaking things we have a hand on instead of waiting for the world around us to adjust, would spark a new joy or happiness. No joke, it can be as simple as a new hairstyle, maybe you don’t cook ever again and order out (okay maybe that’s just me hehe), maybe it’s saying a quick prayer before you get out of bed and onto your phone, maybe it’s saying three words to yourself, I am beautiful! The list can be endless and there’s no right or wrong. This is completely for you. Right now we are living in a time where it’s crazy on the outside and ground hogs day on the inside. This verse popped into my head while processing this. Colossians 3:12, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Hands down we need to show this to others……like HANDS DOWN but we also need to show this to ourselves. Do something for you. Maybe those words like gentleness and patience are difficult for you to give towards yourself. Pretty sure that calls for some tweaking then. Shag up your hair people! Twist up just a few things in your life and feel the magic happen.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”