Ok, so the other day, I colored my friend's hair. (I am a hairdresser) The dark color turned out purple, not bright purple, but purple. So I said "Come over to my house on Fri and I'll fix it" Really thinking that 2 to 3 hours tops, and it would be perfect again!
So at 9 am we started the procedure. By 1 o'clock, it was no longer purple, but strawberry blonde. Which has always been a color that she dislikes, no, cannot stand is probably a better word! So after 3 o'clock, it is orange! But, at least the purple is gone!
So after going to buy more color, by 5:45 she is brown all over! We will put in a few higlights next week, but for now at least it is not purple or orange. I am still trying to figure out, why every law of color seemed to not apply today.
Where am I going with all this? Well, while my friend and I were talking later, she pointed out that sometimes these mistakes happen to keep us in check. Kinda like God's way of reminding us that we can not do anything without Him. We would have nothing if it weren't for Him. And no matter how much education, training, experience, etc, we are blessed to have all of this by God alone. And I am thankful for the gift He has given me. I am reminded today, that God is the only perfect one!
This morning my Bible reading was on Daniel in the lion's den, and the devotional was about the fact that our God is still strong, He is still Lord of all. The same God of Daniel, that saved them from the furnace, and closed the lion's mouths to protect Daniel; is the same God that rules and protects me today. I am choosing to remember this daily, especially when Satan tries to bring me down with ugly thoughts, or insecure emotions.
To my friend, I love you, and am so thankful for your patience! I promise, we will get it right!
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