Yesterday I had my true colors on display!
You will hear writers and speakers say some of their best inspiration comes from their family! Well yesterday my husband delivered one of those awesome one-liners that later has you thinking:
“You can really see your roots showing when you are outside in the daylight!”
Yes friends…he went there!! Thankfully we have the type of marriage where we speak honestly and can safely say things like this with love and laughter!
In search of a #PeaceFilledPregnancy I made the decision as soon as I knew there was a baby on board, to carry any first-trimester advice through my entire pregnancy…including stepping away from the hair dye for NINE MONTHS!!! Now, you know what that’ll do to a girls roots!
There is no denying it any longer – this girl has some grey hair. It is becoming more believable when I say my age! As I gradually, inch by inch, allow the lighter hair to show, the darkest parts of my hair are growing out and being trimmed away.
Isn’t that the Christian walk.
When I started teaching I had bleached blonde hair (somebody please stop me if I ever suggest that again – not my look friends!). One day after school, I was getting my hair done and I decided my blonde days were over and it was time to go back to being as close as possible to my original color of dark brown. Next day as I entered the classroom many of the children asked where Miss McGregor was — they didn’t recognize me due to the transformation!
Some Christians might have strayed so far from their original state that they ‘walk into a salon’ and receive instant and dramatic transformation. They will meet the Lord and have a Saul to Paul transformation immediately evident to the world around them. For some the transformation isn’t so evident. Or they might take steps of change along the way, cautious to make that dramatic transformation in our lives.
No matter how we come to the Lord, we are continually undergoing transformation. Inch-by-inch He trims away the darkness in us to reveal our true identity.
“I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 HCSB
“but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NASB
By walking in the light our true colors are not only displayed to others, but also to ourselves allowing true heart examination and transformation.
“Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him. If we say, “We have fellowship with Him,” yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” 1 John 1:5-10 HCSB
As I step out into the light of day my true colors are exposed revealed what was once masked.
To walk into the light of God might unmask our sin and expose our true colors. It might be un-nerving. It might make people talk about us and put our imperfections on display — but isn’t that what we’re called to do?
When we walk in the light, we allow God to use the true colors of our past to reveal the perfection of Christ and His transformation in us to others. “He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 HCSB. Exposing our true colors in the light has the power to create beautiful fellowship with others. It has the potential to build confidence in others to reveal their true colors and sin to the Lord and undergo their own transformation.
We reveal our imperfections in the light so that the perfection of Christ can be put on display.
“But the one who boasts must boast in the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 10:17 NET
Yes, my true colors are on display. My roots are showing! But my roots are in Christ and so today I can confidently step out into the light and put Him on display. Will you join me?