Day 21: Hair Redo
I hired someone to do my hair and makeup for my bodybuilding competition. I figured if I was going to work hard for nine months of training, the least I could do was get my hair professionally made up. Since I competed in the physique division, I wanted to have my long hair off my shoulders. I didn’t want to have to continually bring my hair to the side when doing back poses. I chose a very pretty French braid across the crown of my head that wrapped into a loose bun at the nape of my neck. I sat in the salon chair and let the stylist perform her hair magic on me. The braid took a while to prepare, but I loved it.
Little did I know that the braid would start unraveling during the first part of my competition. The loose braid was great in theory, but performing all of my poses created too much movement. After the morning competition, I showed up early before the second half and asked the hair stylist to tighten the braid and bun. She added lots more bobby pins and covered my hair with hairspray. I sat in the salon chair one more time and watched in the mirror as the stylist secured my hair to my head. There was no way my hair would fall out this time.
God likes when we have creative ideas, especially when we are undertaking new ventures. The only problem is that when we are doing something new, our great plans may not be practically sound. We may soon experience our precious ideas unraveling. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to chuck the whole undertaking. Maybe we just need to sit down and “tighten” and “secure” our strategy. God will give us a redo when the course is right but the direction needs to be tweaked a bit. It may take a little time, but making minor adjustments to secure the plan is better than allowing it all to slowly collapse.
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps” (Proverbs 16.9 NIV).
God, I want to do new things for Your glory. I’m going to do the best I can to stay prepared, but I realize that I will have to make adjustments along the way. I know that just because one of my ideas may unravel, it doesn’t mean my course is wrong. When I fall, I simply need to get back up and continue in the right direction. Mistakes are just part of doing something new, and they don’t mean that I need to give up on the desires You have placed in my heart. Thank You for making me a creative, innovative person. I dedicate all of my plans to You. Guide me through the process and help me to grow into the person You have created me to be. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.
- Are you committing to something new today?
- Have you made mistakes that taught you something?
- How can you make adjustments to the course God has for you?
Make adjustments on the way!