Shedding sounds like it should only be done by an animal right? Well, I thought so too…
I shed a lot. And when I say a lot….I mean A LOT.
When I get up in the morning, I find numerous pieces of hair on my shirt or sheets; after I get out of the shower and brush my hair, I find a hair ball just chilling on my right shoulder (I’m serious, it’s always on my right shoulder!); I discover curly strands of hair cascading down my keyboard at work; I stumble upon a million of them hanging on for dear life in my winter jacket; and just about every day I clear pieces of my mane from my shirt, pants, and yes, even my shoes.
Does this happen to you too, or am I the only weird one? I guess this gives further evidence that I really do have a lion’s mane growing on my head.
Needless to say, you can always tell where I’ve been and where I spend the majority of my time because my curly hair will be there also.
“Where you go, I’ll go
Where you stay, I’ll stay
When you move, I’ll move
I will follow…”
That pretty much sums up the anthem of my curly Qs…They follow me wherever I go no matter where I take them.
Do I do the same in my walk with God?
Not only do I need to be obedient and move to where God leads me, but I also need to do something that might be even harder: staying where He keeps me.
It’s a lot easier to move on to the next greatest thing rather than stay put where I don’t necessarily want to be. I want to move onto this, that, and the other, but maybe He wants me to stay – stay and continue the work He has for me right where I am.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
And to take it a step further, can people tell where I’ve been by what I leave behind me? Do I impact people enough that they would be able to recognize Christ in me?
“May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.”
Can others tell where you spend the majority of your time?
Is it on Netflix? Is it at work? Is it with friends? Is it studying for classes? Is it in a sport? Or is it in God’s Word?
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
Friends, don’t be afraid to go where God tells you to go or stop when God tells you to stop. He is the Good Shepherd and herds His flock perfectly. But in order to discern His voice, you have to know what it sounds like.
He has revealed His voice to us in His Word.
Immerse yourself in it.
Do what it says.
Curly Cue #7: Just like the way my strands of curly Qs follow me unceasingly, follow God without hesitation. Whether that be going or staying. And while you do, don’t forget to shed some glimpses of Jesus so that others can taste and see that He is good.
Brenna, the girl with curly hair ❤