There we sat, two teenage girls, wild and free.
Nothing to do and all the time in the world.
And she let me cut her hair!
Yes, we were teenagers, not 3 or 4 years old with scissors and bad bangs. She had a beautiful head of dark amber hair and for some unknown reason she trusted ME with scissors and her hair.
Now y’all know a girls hair is important! Right?
But there we were. And one of us must have had the grand idea and a handy pair of scissors and we commenced to having a beauty shop party in the middle of my bedroom floor. Thankfully, there is no tragic end to this story. The next day of school went off without a hitch and few compliments to boot and my besties mom made an appointment with a real stylist a few days later for a little corrective therapy.
But here’s the “thang”: Why did my girlfriend trust me?
I wasn’t skilled.
I lacked training.
There was no good track record.
There was no evidence of my previous success.
Disaster was looming at each clip of the scissors in my hands!
And she trusted.
Have you been there? There in the chair of life, with a need or hope and you reach out for the first person near.
We trust so many parts of our lives with others that don’t have training, expertise or wisdom. We even pay for it sometime. Simply because we are not keeping near the One who has wisdom and discernment awaiting; skill and expertise abounding!And while the results may not be adverse each time we must be alert. The word gives warning and declares that we must be alert. Since Genesis 3 there has been One who wants us to place our trust in ourselves or others and his goal is to create destruction in our lives.
“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion in Christ.” (1Cor. 11:3)
Deception and destruction are at hand when we consult with others before consulting with God in His word and in prayer. Trust God with your needs and request His guidance when seeking out assistance from others.
We value trust. And we are devastated when trust is broken. But so often we give it freely without considering the first trust relationship that is needed.
And we forgo the most beautiful trust relationship offered.
Jesus offers the sweet promise of His unfailing love.
His track record is proven.
His wisdom is solid.
His direction is always upward!
Jesus promises the gift of eternity with Him in heaven when we trust He is the Son of God. And girls, that promise is the sweetest!
It’s a promise that enters our hearts and results in rest.
’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
And to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus says the Lord!”
Today I’m calling my skilled hairdresser for an appointment. I’m laughing at those two teenage girls sitting on the floor of a bedroom with scissors and I’m praying that we each know where to put our trust daily! Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus!