I just got the big chop! A month ago I had to cut all my hair off seriously all of it. My hair was damaged beyond repair so it had to be cut.
Revelation… God comes to remove the damaged parts in us by any means necessary. I can admit that my hair broke off because of my lack of confidence in myself. See I was so obsessed with the new thing that I never enjoyed who God created. I colored it, permed it, weaved it and styled it every chance I had because I wanted something different. I never realized I was searching to be someone other than who God created me to be.
This journey has drawn me closer to God but it has also revealed how far away I was from him. I’m grateful for this journey and I want to share my three turning points that have helped me grow during this process. The big chop for me is like a circus mirror your image is transformed once you step in front of it. My question to you is are you ready to be transformed? If not you better get ready because God didn’t ask for my permission to cut my hair he took me on a journey.
1. I lost it all.
I had to loose what I thought I had to gain what I needed. I lost hair but I gained confidence. I lost a shield of protection (my hair) that covered my face and I became closer to my true protector God. I had to embrace my true beauty and learn how to take care of what God has blessed me with. I had to see the blessing during the process and learn how not to find the curse in it.
2. I have to stay committed.
I have to stay committed to something for at least a year before I ( with my natural eye) see any results. This is not a get quick grow back process, this is a hard , sometimes I want it sometimes I don’t, committed process. I have to stay committed for someone else to know they too can make it. This is bigger then me and how I feel. My big chop is connected to someone else’s break through so I have to stay committed.
3. Changed my thinking.
I think this was the most important step. Here’s why: our body’s react off what we feed into it. Not just food, I’m talking about what we speak into our selves. When we look in the mirror what do you say? The first words should be I look beautiful but let’s be honest when that bonnet comes off and our hair is everywhere we usually say ” I look a mess.” Which this statement may be true from a natural eye but from a spiritual eye we should be saying ” I look amazing! God you created me? This beautiful big hair and all dark features and arched brows? You took the time out of your busy existence to create me? My God I’m beautiful!” I had to learn to speak his mighty words over myself daily until it no longer needed to become a habit but it became my reality.
This journey taught me that GOD is the big chopper. He comes to chop away anything that is not like him to make us whole in him. So the next time you experience your big chop remember it’s not to hurt you even though it may hurt but he has come to show you the way. You are beautiful!
Songs of Solomon 4:7
“The sweet, fragrant curves of your body, the soft, spiced contours of your flesh Invite me, and I come. I stay until dawn breathes its light and night slips away. You’re beautiful from head to toe, my dear love, beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless.”
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