No More Wigs? Purging Time. Lesson 20 of 40

For today’s lesson, I am learning that I must purge the things that I have been hiding behind. For me, that thing was my wig.  The wig covered what I didn’t want anyone else to see, my biggest area of insecurity… alopecia. The wig made me feel beautiful.  There was nothing wrong with enhancing my beauty, but it was wrong that I didn’t ’t feel beautiful without the enhancer. After publishing this video, I made it one full year without wearing a wig.  That may not sound like a big deal, but you must understand that this came after ten years of constant wig wearing.  When I first shaved my remaining hair and made my bald head debut, I had intentions of still occasionally wearing wigs.  However, after my debut, I tried to put the wigs on at different times, but I was so uncomfortable and would take them off.  A few months ago, I decided to get a head start on spring cleaning and was purging unwanted and unused items in my closet.  In the process, the Lord laid on my heart to get rid of all my wigs.  You would think that it would have been easy for me to do this, considering that I had not worn any of them for an entire year.  But that was not the case.  The tears that followed the purging of the wigs, caught me off guard.  But I later realized that I cried because I was letting go of something that was familiar and had offered comfort.  The wigs had become a part of my identity.  The Lord is doing a great purge in my spirit and is bringing me to a place of understanding who I really am.  He wants me to become comfortable in my own skin.  Getting rid of the wigs are a part of that process and I must say that I am becoming more compliant and excited about the process and the results.

How about you, what is that thing that God is asking you to purge so that He can do what He wants to do in you.  Is a mindset (fear, unforgiveness, etc) , a relationship, eating habits, a job?  Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.

Isaiah 43:19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?

Start in the closet (Part 2/3 : Spiritual Cleaning)

I stopped talking about my need to purge and actually began the process. I started in my closet and I kept thinking, “didn’t I just do some purging last season?  Why is it that I have to purge again?!”  But truth is, purging should never be looked at as a one-time event, naturally or spiritually.  It is so easy to accumulate STUFF in the process of doing life, stuff that can weigh us down.  Stuff that serve no real purpose, only creating clutter in our spirit. Purging always begins in the closet…that secret place, that place no one else sees.  Anyone’s house can appear in order from the outside, but the closet, well that may be another story.

The first thing that I did to begin the decluttering process was to take inventory of what I had in my closet.  Then I asked, “What is worth keeping?” Some of the things that we insist on holding on to are connected to when we were in slavery, the old us. These things though they are no good to us, provide an odd sense of comfort.  Even if they are not useful, we insist on holding on. Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to throw things away because it is time to make room for something new.  You have to be willing to let go of the past.

Begin the decluttering process by answering the following questions.

  1. List the things that are just taking up space and serve no beneficial purpose in your life (relationships, music, habit, clothing, old mindsets, etc.)?  They are just creating clutter causing you to trip and stumble in your walk with Christ.
  1. Do you really want to let them go? If not, why do you think you insist on holding on?

Scripture for meditation 

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.