What Cowlicks & Patience Have in Common
Alfalfa and I have one thing in common – the cowlick.
Mine is just left of the center of my forward (that’s left for me, right for you.)
My cowlick dictates where my hair parts and the overall direction of my hairstyle. I’ve tried to work against it, but it’s fruitless. It’s a part of me and for nearly 35 years I’ve been trying to learn to work with it.
I’ve found some assistance in managing this little nemesis. Great styling products and a professional flat iron help quite a bit, but they don’t make it go away. They just help me maintain some semblance of control.
I also have some inner cowlicks – those things about my character that while I can manage a bit better with increased self-awareness and the grace of God, the odds of them going away completely this side of heaven are pretty slim.
Patience for instance. I’m horribly impatient. I remember my Dad gently telling me when I was a child that I needed to learn to be more patient. I’m afraid to say I haven’t made much progress on his one.
“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” Proverbs 14:29
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
What inner cowlicks do you battle?