HAIRY

· Perhaps it ain't THAT bad ·

June 5, 2017

"If he cares about the hairs on my head, surely he cares about the hair on my legs too."

Do you want to know one thing that irritates me beyond belief? My biggest pet peeve hands down? It is the hair that grows on my legs.

I don’t know about you ladies (or maybe men) but I have THE thickest, sharpest, darkest hair I’ve ever known. Not only that but it is stubborn, I swear it grows back in less than 24 hours and as soon as it grows back it is so pointy I can’t bear to put my legs together.

But until my funds are set up to where I can afford laser hair removal…my remedy has become daily exfoliation and shaving, if I do this, I am able to avoid the psychological and physical irritation that this…thing…causes.

So, why am I telling you all my business like this?

Well as humans, we all deal with body image day in and day out. With that being said, I know that my story is someone else’s story. I mean, how can we avoid constantly critiquing ourselves when we are bombarded with unattainable images and expectations from pop-culture non-stop?

One of my issues has always been my leg hair. It’s a problem that has bothered me as long as a I can remember, throughout puberty and into adulthood. It felt unbearable because of the frequency and discomfort to the point where I would complain to God, wondering why do I have to deal with this?

I would complain in all authenticity because I knew that God was the only one that really really understood the magnitude of my frustration. I knew that to everyone else, my issue probably seemed minute but it really wasn’t. I’ve grown to understand that God cares about everything we go through. “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7

If he cares about the hairs on my head, surely he cares about the hair on my legs too.

About a month ago, I was complaining about this issue again to my mother. 

I was telling her about how bad it was and how unbearable it was and how unsettled I was about the fact that the only way to keep this issue under control is to manage it every single day. But as I was speaking, God illuminated something to me, mid-conversation.

He said to me, “Consider it a blessing that this is your biggest issue.”

In a moment, years and years of frustration became justified because God was gracious enough to allow me to understand my circumstance in an entirely different way. To be completely honest, I almost felt guilty for my complaints and I was immediately humbled to the point that I dared not let one more complaint fall from my lips.

I am healthy and I am beautiful. I have all of the things that I need. How dare I be disgruntled?

Everything about me may not look the way I would prefer at all times, but many people have it much worse. God has been good to me.

If you are fortunate enough to be reading this post God has been good to you as well.

I hope this story has given you perspective. I don’t know what your “issue” is but I know that we all have them, like I said earlier, we are all human.

But don’t be fooled into being ungrateful and missing the bountiful blessings that God bestows upon you in every moment. Take a moment to be grateful and be thankful even for the mere privilege of life on earth for another day.

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thess. 5:18

 

With Love Always,

Tiffany Trawick ♥

June 8, 2017

17 Comments

  1. Heather Hart

    June 5, 2017

    Wow. That is a beautiful revelation. Thanks for sharing it with us, it’s definitely something I’m going to ponder on today.

    • Shirley A Wright

      June 7, 2017

      AMEN!!! THANK GOD FOR THE WISDOM HE HAS GIVEN YOU… GOD HAS BEEN GOOD AND STILL IS…I’VE HAD SOME GOOD DAYS AND I’VE HAD SOME HILLS TO CLIMB… I’VE HAD SOME WEARY DAYS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS…BUT AS I LOOK AROUND AND THINK THINGS OVER… ALL OF MY GOOD DAYS OUTWEIGH MY BAD DAYS… I WON’T COMPLAIN…

      • Tiffany

        June 8, 2017

        One of my favorite songs! Thanks for you comment Auntie, means so much. I love you!

  2. Heather

    June 5, 2017

    Oh this is so true! I have always struggled with certain body image issues and often forget that I could have it worse. It is so awesome that even though our problems are miniscule compared to most, God loves us enough to listen to each and every one of our concerns. Our cares are his cares and vice versa.

  3. Terri Grothe

    June 5, 2017

    I have the same issue, it grows back so fast, one of my pet peeves as well

  4. Ciarra Lee

    June 5, 2017

    Loved this. And this is so true. We sometimes pick in small problems and someone else has it so much worse. God is so good!!!

    • Tiffany

      June 5, 2017

      Yes he is! Thank you for your comment sis!

  5. Alice Mills

    June 5, 2017

    I am in a similar position. I swear I have asked, “Why,God?” about this with far too much passion that should be reserved for weightier matters.

  6. Peggy Overstreet

    June 5, 2017

    Great perspective! 🙂
    I remember once I was grousing about cleaning toilets, making dinner, then almost audibly heard, “hey! You HAVE indoor plumbing! You have food! Stop whining!”

    • Tiffany

      June 5, 2017

      haha. I love it that God let’s us know when we’re “trippin.”

  7. Rev Maria

    June 5, 2017

    Great article! We sll got “something” that bugs us; when we look at it in the grand sceme of life it is not important at all! Thank you for acknowledging that you are “beautiful”. In the eyes of our Father we all are! To say anything otherwise is disrespectful to Him. GOD DON’T MAKE NO JUNK!!!’

    • Tiffany

      June 5, 2017

      Thank you for your comment! Love you so much.

  8. First Lady Cheryl

    June 5, 2017

    Hi, Tiffany.
    Loved the article because it’s so true, not only about “leg hair” but also issues that the enemy wants to assault us about concerning our walk with the Lord. Thank you for the reminder that God will take care of us, issues and all.

    • Tiffany

      June 5, 2017

      I appreciate your comment it means so much. With love always!!

  9. Amy Christensen

    June 6, 2017

    Tiffany, isn’t it funny the way God speaks to us. Some of us need that literal, real world analogy so we don’t immediately forget what it was He was teaching us. I get it! Thanks for sharing your real struggle and for showing us that we can make a choice to be thankful, even during the struggle. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

  10. Kristi

    June 6, 2017

    Oh my!! This is so great! Isn’t it amazing how God can turn our attitude on a dime. What we once looked at as a thorn, he turns into something to be thankful for. Yes, God even cares about our leg hairs – lol!!!

  11. C Nelson

    June 15, 2017

    Yes I can relate. Sometimes I find myself sweating the small stuff. But then I realise that I have much more to be thankful for.

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