Once again another week is coming to a close and I'm doing another flashback Friday. This time I've gone back nearly two years and pulled out a post that still comes back to me from time to time and one that fits in well with my "Seeing God" series.
From November 19, 2010 -
Time for a Trim
Over the last few weeks God has really been working on my heart to slow
down...as a wife, Mom, homeschooler, MOPS leader and member of a women's
ministry team I have been busy. And last week we added illness to the
mix - then things were messy and I was tired. But as I sat up in the wee
hours trying to comfort my little man, God worked to do the same with
You see He'd been "messing" with me - in a good way, but yet
it was hard. So I sat there crying out to Him, "God what do you want me
And then a picture of my little Joy came to mind and I saw myself trimming her bangs - now initially I thought, Jill focus and
honestly I did not know why my mind was thinking of this. But then the
picture changed, I saw her face in a new way - a better way, a more
complete way and then God said to me, "Jill, if you cut back in your
life you will see me better too."
Wow!! I'm still not sure what
He will be trimming from my life, but I'm willing to let Him and I look
forward to seeing more clearly and am excited to see HIM in bigger and
How about you, "Is it time for a trim?" I think of
my little Joy again and this is never something she chooses to do. In
her words, "It feels funny. I want to play instead." I know I've
said similar things, "But God it hurts. It's change. I want to..."
Just like I know what's best for my little girl, God knows and wants
what's best for me, and you.
So today will you join me in handing him the scissors and simply being still so He can do what He needs to do?
This mind picture is one that has never faded away...at that time in my life God did some major trimming. I won't lie it was hard and took some adjusting, but the view it led to was beautiful. Friends, if God is asking you to step into the ultimate barber's chair can I encourage you to do it!! Your life may look different, but trust me you will SEE Him more!!
Has God ever given you a trim? I'd love to hear how it helped you see! Remember your comment enters you in a drawing for Wendy Blight's book "Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner."