A few days ago, I got a much needed haircut today.
I love getting haircuts. No, I’m not the primping kind of guy.
But, I do love the amazing opportunity getting a haircut gives me.
I’m not talking about that ‘ohhhh’ feeling when you see yourself in the mirror for the first time.
I’m talking about the amazing opportunity to meet someone new or to continue building upon an existing relationship.
I mean think about…this is a GREAT chance to talk to someone! Now, I know not everyone loves to meet new people and talk to new people.
But, as a Jesus Follower…this is a GREAT opportunity.
Why? Because they are paying attention to you! Now, I know they’re concentrating on what they’re doing and I know, that if you bug them enough they might make a ‘mistake’ with your hair. Hah!
But, what a GREAT chance to build a relationship!
These kind of possible relationships are all around us, all the time!
Why do we need these kind of relationships?
Because of Jesus’ words in Matthew 29:19-20…
“Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
If you are a fully devoted follower of Jesus, part of being a disciple is making disciples.
And, what better way than using the conversation time while getting a haircut!
Now, maybe it will take 2-3 trips before you feel they’re ready enough to invite them to Church or to ask spiritual questions, but its worth the relational investment.
So, instead of sitting there silent, use your time to build a relationship. You never know how God will it.