Responding to Counsel

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.

Proverbs 19:20

Yesterday morning I woke up with brown hair. Today I awakened to brownish, reddish, blondish hair. My beautician must have looked at the wrong card when she was mixing the formula for my hair. She is usually very professional about getting the color right. So, to tell the truth, I gave little attention to my new color as I paid her and left the salon. My husband and children complimented me on my new hairstyle, and I was feeling pretty good about it. Then this morning, on my daily walk with my trustworthy friend, the real truth came out. “What did she put on your hair?” she asked. I mumbled something, and then my friend told me I must do something to get my hair back to its normal color.

I had been confronted with the truth, and now I was faced with a decision. My first thought was “No, I’ll leave it brownish, reddish, blondish,and then I’ll have an excuse to go buy some new clothes to match it. Everyone knows the clothes that go with brown hair wouldn’t go with my new color.” My second thought was “perhaps I should call my beautician and try to get my old color back”  I went with the second option. Buying new clothes to match my new hair color would not really be a wise decision-and I am certain my husband would agree!

Thought:  When confronted with truth today, I will face it and try to make a wise decision concerning it.