Tuesday, March 27, 2012

God made me...CURLY

"For you created my inmost being; 
you knit me together in my mother's womb. 
I praise you because I'm fearfully and wonderfully made." 
Psalm 139:13-14a


The above verse is a precious piece of truth. I look at my girls, and I praise God for their creation! But I often don't take a lot of time to apply it to myself.


My constant state of exhaustion and dark circles under my eyes tend to distract me from the fact that I am "fearfully & wonderfully made." Another part of my creation...my curly hair...has also given me fits over the years. But no more. 


God made me...CURLY.

Me (kinda) embracing my curls.

For at least the last year, I have been wearing my hair curly on a regular basis. At first, I believed it was pure laziness on my part. I've always believed that having straight hair was the way to go. When I was growing up, Jennifer Aniston was the reigning queen of hairstyle - long, straight, layered.


                                           


But I could NEVER wear my hair long, as it would take HOURS to make it straight. And then, throw in a little humidity, and those hours were a complete waste. So I always kept my hair in a bob so it was easier to straighten.


After wearing my hair curly, though, I have realized something. My curly hair isn't a product of laziness...it's a product of God. That's how it is. And I'm finally learning to care for it! Thanks to Pinterest, I came across a book called the "Curly Girl Handbook." It's all about embracing and caring for your curls.


I've had some interest in me sharing the process...and I will over the next days.


But for now, I challenge you to examine and refresh upon the ways God fearfully and wonderfully made you (even if it's not about curly hair).

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