I recently got a hair cut. But it wasn’t just any hair cut. It was a hair cut that came after my hair grew for two months. Side-note: after the hair cut was over, it looked like a black sheep had been sheered.
The next morning in the shower I went about my normal routine, starting out with the shampoo. I squeezed some into my hand and began the process. Before I knew I had shampoo in my eyes, and not just a little! You see, I was so used to using a lot of shampoo to wash my long hair. So when all the hair was gone and I used the same amount, it ran down my face, and well, into my eyes. Painful mistake, and horrible way to start a shower.
Lesson learned: things change; if I don’t adapt to this change I’ll miss out on something, and potentially fail.
A wise man once made this statement:
“No on puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made. Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved” Matthew 9:16-17
Wise words if you ask me.
If I would have thought through the shampooing process, my eyes would probably have thanked me instead of screaming at me. Rather than be afraid to change, let’s embrace it!