I recently has to get my hair done.
Because I have very curly hair, i can’t always tell when my roots begin to show, until they are pretty bad. Like over an inch or two.
Because I am transitioning back to my natural dark ash blonde, (which is actually a lighter brown but the boxes & color wheels say is dark ash blonde, so I guess technically I am still a blonde!) now that I had a lot of roots showing, I needed a new game plan. Where am I headed now? More highlights & lowlights to keep transitioning with each cut, or dye my whole head to match the roots, then add a few highlights for fun.
I went with option b. Because I am not ashamed of my roots. I like the color, and want to work with the body I’ve got.
How long are your roots?
Are they subtle and barely noticeable, or obvious to everyone who sees you?
Are they hidden because of how you carry yourself?
The roots to which I am now referring?
Your rootedness in God.
Do you spend more quality time with Him than anyone else you are in relationship with?
Can other people tell you are depending on Him in your day to day life?
Can you remain standing when the storm hits?
God is unshakeably dependable, our Rock of Ages. Nothing shocks Him, ever. Nothing can move Him out of His position as Lord over all.
There is living water & wisdom to feed the souls of those who dig deep and draw close to Him.
And the closer you get, the deeper you become His, and the more He steadies you.
So unlike your hair, these roots are the ones we want to be visible in our lives.
We want Him to look at us and see we are standing on His Word, trusting in His ways, and seeking Him in every moment.
We want roots so deep we are constantly strengthened by Him, grounded in His Promises, & in His Presence.
May we look beyond the superficial, find the courage to let our root grow, and not be afraid to let them show.