Monday, August 9, 2010

I was twisting my hair the other day and I always notice that the front of my hair is straighter than the rest of my hair. I always get so frustrated with these hairs because they don't curl up on the ends like the rest of my hair. I always have to roll the ends to make them curly. Such an inconvenience!

But, I started thinking about the bigger picture of it all and I thought back to the fact that my hair is not just about my hair but about me as a person.
So, I changed my perspective of the straight hair.
The straight hair reminds me of who I used to be....the old me, per se.
I started thinking about the shift I've gone through since I've changed my hair.
I used to be afraid to be who I truly am.
I used to be so worried about what others thought of me.
I used to be so concerned with pleasing other people through my actions.
I didn't understand that loving God and pleasing Him doesn't simply mean not breaking any "rules" but more about living according to His word and allowing Him to guide me and lead me on this journey of life.

The straight hair that remains on my head also reminds me that as long as I'm on this Earth, I will never be perfect and there will constantly be parts of ME that I need to work on to be more like the Margaret that God wants me to be.

Now, I can really appreciate the woman I'm becoming.
Through all of the storms and trials, I'm constantly learning who I am as a woman and more importantly, I'm learning who God wants me to be.

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