My Pastor in Undergrad, Pastor Rodgers, who still is an remarkable influence in my life use to always say, "Anything dead, ought to be buried."
Truth in itself and I add, "anything dead in your life ought to be cut off and out of your life."
So it's Summer in Houston...need I say anymore? It's hot enough outside to scramble eggs in a skillet and dry your laundry. All Summer I made sure I kept my clothes light and my hair up. Usually Summer is a season of planting and pruning so that new things can come forth and so things can grow...so a harvest will be plentiful. Needless to say the season calls for cutting/pruning.
So on this particular day I decided to go to the beauty shop and get my hair trimmed. It had been waaaayyyy past the time that I should have had a hair trim...and if you know anything about hair, the old dead damaged hair must be cut off in order for the new hair to grow properly and healthy. Along with regular trimming, what you put in your body will determine what comes out of the body...and your hair has a lot to do with that. Adding something new and fresh to something that is dead is like applying perfume to a corpse.
I'm going to do better about this hair of mine...a cut? If it's what's needed in order for healthy growth to take place, let it be done. Cutting for a change is always good! So about this other "stuff" you need/should cut off for your benefit...let's talk about it.
Relationship(s), Friends, Habits, Mindsets, Overeating, etc., etc.
That relationship that's draining you down to nothing and you're no where near your destiny...
Those friends who still act like you all in High School going to Senior Prom... Those friends who want to party all the time like you're fresh Freshman entering college...
Those friends who are "turning up" everything except their credit score...yeah I said it.
ARE YOU BEING HELPED OR HINDERED?
Are you GROWING or showing SPLIT ENDS thinking it's cute? Ouch! Guess what? Cut it off! Cut it out!
How about those thoughts that are negative that keep you from progressing and causing depression? Guess what? That needs to be cut out of your life!
How about you eat based on how you feel? Breakup and it's icecream. Bad day at work and it's a double cheeseburger. It's not healthy and not helping. Change has got to happen. Cut it out! Cut it off! That's not the type of growth you want.
What about that bad habit you can't seem to break. "IT'S JUST ME" is going to soon be "just you" alone because the stuff you keep walking around and living with is dead and killing you. Cut it out! Cut it off!
Do you know the cutting is necessary? Oftentimes not NICE, but NECESSARY! Ouch!
"Cutting/Pruning" is necessary for growth...so sometimes you gotta go through a CUTTING season...Cut people off, cut hair off, cut off relationships that stunt your growth. Growth will take place, but it will be GREATER and BETTER than what it was before.
Look at yourself in the mirror and say, "It's time to cut it out and cut it off!"
Seriously, how long will you walk around with something dead attached to you that's killing the very life that is trying to exude from you?
..." let us lay aside every weight and sin which easily ensnares us..."
P.S. This was not inspired by Beyoncé's new hair cut. LOL...#okBye