When my hair gets heavy enough that I’m getting headaches, I cut it. Otherwise, I let it grow because I love having it long.
Last week, out of nowhere, the Lord gave me a vision of chopping my hair. It was clear, short, and the message was simple. I waited for a few hours to say or do anything because it was so out of the blue and not something I had thought of AT ALL. Later that day, the same vision repeated in my mind’s eye and I knew He was up to something, just not what. I positioned my heart with a yes and moved on with my week wondering if I’d get more revelation on the significance.
Yesterday, I felt like I needed to act on my yes so I called to book a hair appointment, assuming it would be weeks before I could get in. Instead, they had an availability at 10am today- so I took it. Last week I spoke to my teens on the importance of denying fear by giving the Lord a hearty “Yes!” in immediate obedience because everything He has for us is for our good. I figured it was time to put into practice what I preach.
This morning in my journaling, I asked the Lord about this haircut. He said many things, but I’ll share a few: Jesus sweetly revealed that cutting my hair today is symbolic of the pruning He’s been doing this year while I’ve been at school and that the old things are being stripped away and cannot reattach, just like cut hair cannot be put back on. He spoke to me about self care and the new freedom I will walk in to care for myself in love without shame or apology. Finally, Jesus spoke honored me for having grieved well and said this is a point where I can close the door on my grieving chapter and move forward, not forgetting my Heavenly children, but living freely and fully- in honor of them.
I have never been more excited, childlike, and joyful about a haircut and the story it tells about the past decade. Today, I am looking at my future with a smile and anticipating New Beginnings of Abundance, Adventure, and Dreams Fulfilled!