New hair, New Me
Beauty is a major part of my DNA. I love to get pedicures and manicures, change my hair color and shop for the latest trends in fashion. I love to dress up! High heels, skirts, dresses, nice tops for my jeans, make up (even if I’m just home); these are all a big part of my life. Like the song says “antes muerta que sencilla” (that’s Spanish for I rather be dead than be simple). But keeping up with these demands can be such a drag, both, in my pocket and my schedule. I don’t just have to worry about me anymore, there is my lovely husband and my kids whom I love to see clean, fashionable and well groomed. I’m sure that parents will identify with me when I prefer to buy an outfit for my kids instead of me. So, when I get something done or buy something new, is such a real treat that I rejoice on it for days.
This week I’m in such rejoicing mood. On Sunday we received a very inspiring message on how God has given us a new name, a new purpose in life and a new future. So I decided to complete the package and get a new hair do. I’m so grateful to God that I have inherited a wonderful niece who recently graduated from beauty school. Lesly is not only a graduate but she’s truly gifted in this area. Unfortunately, as it always is, only a few have been able to see the change, one of them being my hubby. Though I’m not quite sure if he did notice the change or it was more like pressure because he went with me to get my hair done. Either way, I love it when he compliments me. So my hair is shorter and darker and in layers and I LOVE IT. How can you not see the change? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not desperate for attention. Is just something that’s gotten me thinking deeper and deeper.
My baby girl, on the other hand, is not quite happy with her haircut. Mind you that she’s only 3 years old! Anyhow, it was her choice to get a haircut and as we were carrying on a conversation, she sat on the chair and exclaimed “I go first Lesly! I decided to let her get her bangs trimmed. She was done in a second so she demanded her cousin to cut more: “more, more…cut more Leslie. Ay, ay, ay! I can only imagine what she’ll be like in a few years.
As much as I know that appearances and first impressions are important, I also believe that God looks at the inside not the outside. At the end of the day, my questions should be if people have seen the change in my life? Have they seen the strength and love that motivates me every second of my life? Have they seen the new me? I have known the Lord for quite some time, but His word says that He renews us and molds us every single day. That means that the people around me should be able to see those improvements. I’m not perfect, but my life in working progress in His perfect hands. I should be more like my little Debbie, be first in line and have a passionate desire for more. I should exclaim with my innermost “I want more, Jesus!”
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil 1:6