So you need a haircut?

So you need a haircut?

“Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.”
Judges 16:22, KJV (great story, I encourage you to read it)

Call me crazy – call me whatever you want – but this passage excites me no end.

Here we are in the year 2020 in New York, USA, and we are in lockdown, baby!

Just about every man, woman and child needs a haircut at this point in time. Unfortunately, we have at least three more weeks (as of early April) before we will be able to go out and get one. Unless you trust your sister to cut it!

Allow me to pose a question to you: “What are you doing to get a hold of God during this time off?”

Sampson made a huge mistake in life and his enemy saw fit to pluck his eyes out and make him walk in circles grinding wheat. Every day was the same: ho-hum, ho-hum, and of course it reached the point of monotonous very quickly.

Are you feeling that way about now? Have you failed, let people down, or has this lockdown, shut down, shelter in or whatever you want to call it started to feel like a grind? As you go through the grind you have to protect your thought life because your mind is going to be filled with thoughts that are contrary to what you really believe; the monotony beginnings to wear on you, and you may be beginning to believe the lies.

Lies like:

  • God has forgotten about you;
  • you are going to be in financial ruin;
  • You are going to die;
  • No one loves you and no one cares.

Please know that God loves you very much, and He knows exactly where you are and what you need.

Imagine for a moment the guilt, condemnation and rejection that must have been flooding Sampson’s mind as he walked every day in his ho-hum kind of life around the grind?

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 KJV

Something was happening behind the scenes in Sampson’s that no one had anticipated, no one thought it to be a problem. What was it? Sampson’s hair began to grow again. Listen, this is more about Sampson’s deep commitment to God rather than about his hair growing. His hair was just an outward symbol of his inner commitment to God – and that commitment to God was the secret to his strength. Just as your strength comes from God when you believe in Him.

Sampson must have been thinking, meditating and praying to his God as he walked the grind every day. Are you? Are you using this time to get strong in the Lord and in the power of His might? Or are you just sitting on your laurels and letting your day Netflix away?

Look at this admonition from Paul:

“Wherefore he saith, awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”
Ephesians 5:14-17, KJV

I highly encourage you to find out the will of God for your life as you sit in your house going about your daily grind. Do not waste this valuable time just playing games, eating, drinking or wasting your life on addictive habits. Get a hold of God instead. Use this time to bond with your spouse, your children, your friends and neighbours, and other loved ones – but mostly with your Creator.

You may ask, “But Lord, what is going on, what am I suppose to do? What are we supposed to do?”

“That they (we) should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being.”
Acts 17:27-28, KJV

So you need a haircut? You are not alone. Do you need to get a hold of God? Guess what, you are not alone there either. Let’s grow together.


Lord, my hair is growing!


Father, in the Name of Jesus, I ask You to draw me close to You in this hour. You promised, Lord, that if I draw nigh to You, You will draw nigh to me. I recognize this season in my life as a season of getting ahold of You, Lord. For in You I live and move, and have my being. Amen

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