I don’t know if it is a genetic thing, but a lot of men seem to like their women to have long hair (but just on their head!) and my husband is no exception. He is a very tactile person and he loves to run his fingers through my flowing tresses (on my head). So, being the submissive wife (cough-cough) that I am, I agreed to “try” letting my hair grow long. The “experiment” only lasted a couple of months – I just couldn’t stand the lank locks any more.
I don’t know why it is, but the past few months have been one, long, bad hair day! I have even had it cut twice in one month and I still can’t do a thing with it! The hair on one side of my head somewhat submits to my tonsorial talents but the hair on the other side has an unpleasant (and un-Christ like) stubborn streak. Despite ministrations of hair dryer, curling iron and various varieties of hair “goo”, my hair still resembles something that the cat dragged in (and out and in…).
It seems that I am not the only one suffering from personality disorder hair. I googled “I can’t do anything with my hair” and there are 382,000,000 sites for the harried hair sufferer to peruse!
My hair is not the only thing that does not do what I want it to do. And I am not referring to my various body parts that seem to be involved in constant labour disputes and strike actions. I am referring to my “soul man”. You see, I am a creature who inhabits two realms – the worldly and the spiritual – and it often seems like it is a case of “nary the twain shall meet”. My spiritual self knows what is the Godly thing to do and wants to do it. However, while my worldly self may know what the right course of action is, it does not always want to obey.
I am especially bad when it comes to my words. It often seems like I have a perpetual case of spiritual “hoof in mouth” disease. It is hard to walk away from a situation when both feet are firmly implanted in my mouth!
I take some small comfort in knowing that I am not alone in suffering with this affliction. Even the apostle Paul struggled with the issue of worldly self vs. spiritual self.
Rom 7:14 For we are conscious that the law is of the spirit; but I am of the flesh, given into the power of sin.
Rom 7:15 And I have no clear knowledge of what I am doing, for that which I have a mind to do, I do not, but what I have hate for, that I do.
Rom 7:18 For I am conscious that in me, that is, in my flesh, there is nothing good: I have the mind but not the power to do what is right.
Rom 7:19 For the good which I have a mind to do, I do not: but the evil which I have no mind to do, that I do.
Rom 7:22 In my heart I take pleasure in the law of God,
Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my body, working against the law of my mind, and making me the servant of the law of sin which is in my flesh.
Rom 7:24 How unhappy am I! who will make me free from the body of this death?
Rom 7:25 I give praise to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So with my mind I am a servant to the law of God, but with my flesh to the law of sin. (BBE)
I am a Type A , Perfectionist personality so when I don’t do something right, “How unhappy am I”! And like Paul, I have cried out, “who will free me from this body of death?” I am so grateful to God that His Word gives me the answer and the hope.
Rom 8:1 For this cause those who are in Christ Jesus will not be judged as sinners.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
Hallelujah and Amen!
Now if I could only get God to do something about my hair! LOL