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Bathroom Babbles, Part 3 (actually #4)


*First posted June 2, 2007

It is time to continue my Bathroom Babbles series! I just do not have enough hours in the day to do everything I would love to do.

EVERY single day, as I go to take a shower, I find a clump of hair in the tub drain. I have to bend over and pluck it up. Why won't any of my men bend over?

Now, this photo is actually a small clump. Most days it is about twice this size.

Where in the world does all this hair come from? You would not think the young men are losing hair so quickly and, if the old man is losing hair that quickly, surely he would be bald by now, right?

I do not believe it to be my hair because 1) my hair is straight and not curly and most often it is very curly hair and, 2) I check the drain when I am done showering and there is no hair there. It is after all my men shower in the morning (me being the last) that I find this clump of hair obstructing the drain.

These ugly hairs are a daily reminder of the daily obstructions and hindrances in my life. Every time I try to go forward, it seems as if something gets in my way and keeps me from moving along freely. Daily there are problems. Something breaks, things are not where I last left them, communications and relationships fail, tasks pop up on me, sickness arises, and things unimaginable are dropped in front of me to deal with.

Some days I just want to give up before I get out of bed because I know there will be some new obstruction to arise. I always say, "why does life have to be so hard?"

Then, I am reminded of the only way to be happy in a life that is full of hindrances.

Mathew 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

If I keep my eyes focused on Jesus, he will lead me through my daily obstructions and I will be free. I will be happy. I will be able to leap over tall obstacles in a single bound!

In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free. Psalm 118:5

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