My boys love to have their hair buzzed in the summer! It has been so hot and humid here in Houston that they started asking me a couple of weeks ago if I would do the honors. I have been putting it off because the attachment I use for my clippers is broken. When they continued to persist I decided to bring out the big guns….DUCT TAPE! I got the attachment in place and used the hot pink duct tape to make sure that it stayed in place. I did my first son and it worked like a charm. I sat the next one down and began my magic. I got to the back of his head when the attachment fell off. Unfortunately, I noticed it as I was cutting up the back of his head. I literally started to laugh out loud, my son had a big fat bald spot in the center of his head! I took a step back to assess the damage. It wasn’t just a little obvious…it was bad! I honestly did not know what to do. I called my husband and he told me to just shave it all off. There was NO WAY I was going to do that! I had him go jump in the shower to get all the extra hair off while I pondered my little situation! When he got out I decided to take the clippers and cut it down to the shortest attachment I had. It does not look perfect, but it is better than a big fat bald head! As I sent him to bed tonight (and watched his little bald spot march up the stairs) I decided that next time we are going to the barber shop for the buzz! I normally do a decent job but I am not sure it is worth the risk!
I often find myself doing this with God, I am a little stubborn and independent. I get my mind made up that I want to do something and I won’t quit until I conquer it. I may see all kinds of red flags (or hot pink ones in this case) but my determination outweighs my intellect at times! I get so focused on my goal that I don’t take a step back and call in the professional. I find myself in a situation where depending on God is the surest way and I plow through without seeking his guidance. It may work for a while, but in the end I find myself with a bald spot….maybe not on my head but in my heart. I have been given the gift of a Savior that wants to be invited into every part of my life. He wants to join me in my adventures and guide my every step. When I welcome him on my journey I find myself in a much better place than when I go my own way and do my own thing.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8