Bad Hair Cut – Proverbs 25:4-5
I have never been one to be adventurous when it comes to cutting my hair. But last week I decided to give it a shot. After all, saving money these days is something I’m attempting to do (not too well I might add, but trying).
I have watched numerous people cut my hair for years. Each had their way, but they all ended with the same result, a good hair cut, one that was stylish and professional looking.
So with guts plenty and scissors ready, I began the work of cutting my hair. Cutting my hair was a two-day process. A snip here, a snip there, a not so good snip there, and a correction snip there. Let’s just say, there were more correction snips and cuts then there were acceptable cuts. I realized I could not do the job my predecessors had done.
That was confirmed for me when a dear friend of mine who would have been the last person I thought ever to notice, asked me who cut my hair and “they did a poor job, I mean, don’t you think?”
I knew I was in trouble if he noticed a bad hair cut. What must everyone else be thinking, and with that, I went to a professional place right away and gave the stylist plenty of laughter as she tried to fix my butcher job.
Thankfully, most of the butchering was done on the under layers and not readily on the top. I learned a vital lesson – save money for haircuts always – never attempt giving myself a haircut again.
It’s the same with God. Often, we attempt things on our own, things we know very well we should leave to God and God alone. But I know for me, when I get excited about something, I get impatient and run full steam ahead of God. Then I discover I have made a grievous error. I should have let God handle it and go before me. I would have saved myself a lot of bad hair days!
Psalm 25:4 – “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior.”
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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