As I opened the door I heard the hum of the hairdryers, my nerves heightened. Jennifer has styled my hair for over 20 years so her skills weren’t my concern. What had my thoughts twisting and turning was fact that I had a major change planned.
Jennifer carefully added the white mixture to my head making sure every strand was coated from root to tip. Then all I could do was wait and let the solution work. It tingled a little. I made me itch some. But mostly the work wasn’t something I could see right away. She would check on it every now and then saying, “It’s getting there.” After a couple of applications, she rinsed it all away. I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the mirror. I was shocked to say the least.
What I saw wasn’t exactly what I had anticipated. It was better. It was beautiful. There was such a difference to see a shiny silver/blond where a darker brunette color was just an hour ago.
She began let the scissors snip away section by section. The woman staring back at me brought tears to my eyes. The transformation that God had been working on deep within was now shining from me.
I was new.
I’ve been changed.
Put off your old self,which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. ~~ Eph 4:22-24
Over the last 8 months God has been teaching me to be brave. To take risk. To stand out. Jennifer applied lightener to strip a layer of color away little by little. God also strips me layer by layer as He teaches me one lesson at a time, I was saved the moment I believed years ago but I am continuing to grow, to become, to mature into who He wants me to be. The things I had thought were important. He is replacing them with new shiny heavenly focused things.