Sometimes change is needed. Every now and then, I identify this myself. But most times, God has to drag me to this realization. It's amazing how something as simple as me needing to cut my hair can teach me a lesson.
When I first realized I needed to cut my hair, I was okay. I knew the risk of coloring my hair and after an over-processed color application, this was a perfect time to do it after all my promises and threats to do so the past few years. After all, India.Arie said it best, I Am Not My Hair.
My new, old (old, new 🤔) stylist let me know I could actually keep a lot of my hair. After all, the damaged part was hidden by so much healthy hair. I've been there before. Where I cut off a piece of hair in the middle of my head (oops) and it was easy to hide. But I didn't want to hide the damage anymore.
Layer by layer she cut. I would look at myself in the mirror and say, ”no this isn't me. Keep cutting.” Each previous layer was just hiding what I knew was underneath. Damage. That needed to be cut and clipped so what remained was healthy hair, ready to grow.
God has been showing me lately some things that are damaged or broken. Before, all I could see was all of the healthy that was surrounding it. But He has been pulling back the layers and showing me the hidden damage. I question why God has been allowing me to witness these things. What can I do when it is someone/something else that is damaged? I keep coming back to transparency and living my truth. Shining light on what's damaged and broken and owning it. Then continue to show the cutting back so all that is left is healthy. ”He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”
John 15:2 NLT “Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.”
Ephesians 5:11 NLT
Her hair was #damaged and had to be chopped off. We tried everything and couldn’t get it to grow back for 3 years..... 😆😆 zero growth!
and then I found my #natural healing #shampoo and saw what it did for my hair, so I got her on it immediately!! In under a year her #hair has not only grown a ton, but it’s healed!!! #askmehow 🙋🏻♀️