I had a wake up call today from this scripture found in Matthew 6:25. It is a familiar passage. “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? My best friend passed away just last week. The family has asked me to speak at the celebration of life on Saturday. I was fretting as I had a hair appointment for Friday to get my hair trimmed as it was looking shaggy. We are flying out on Friday- hence no haircut. I was distressed so I made an appointment with a friend’s hairdresser and went this afternoon. I received a haircut, but it is shorter than I envisioned. Then I read this scripture and felt a jolt of heavenly reality. I am worried about something inconsequential. My presence and speaking at the memorial is way more important than if my hair is too short.
I see the wisdom in the verses and those small things that make us anxious are not worry worthy and we need to release them. God does not want me spending my time fretting about my hair. I need to focus on being compassionate and bringing God’s presence with me as I go. It made me wonder how much time I waste each week on needless worry. I don’t think I’m a worrier but guess I am. The lesson and truth contained in this verse is: Because Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead, I can live a life focused on serving Jesus and not be anxious and fretful about each day.
I pray that I can move forward with this lesson in tow and get on with being Christ’s witness right where I am- regardless of my hairdo.