I like my hair short, and usually it grows so fast. So this time I told my hairdresser: “Please cut it a bit shorter, I don’t want to cut hair every four weeks!” The bit shorter went a bit too far…
So with very short hair, I went to church Sunday! Most people just looked at their pastor and smiled. One of our teenagers looked at me and asked: “Why did you cut your hair?” “Well, I cut it every month…” I said. His reply: “Pastor, you look like a Tomboy!” He walked away and left me with a smile on my face, all that I could think was "Thank you Lord my identity is in You!"
Matthew 5:48 in the Message says:
48"In a word, what I'm saying is, Grow up. You're kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you."
If I were still basing my identity in how I look and on people and what they think of me, I would have been very upset. But I choose to live out of my God-created identity. Knowing I am His child, created good enough, loved and accepted…. Even if I look like a Tomboy!
In what do you base your identity?