“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,”
1 peter 3:15
Being behind the chair full-time, I feel as though I have created my own ministry in so many ways. Even before I started my walk with God, I felt as though people were so drawn to telling me their issues, and what troubled them in their life. They felt comfortable to let go and vent about whatever may be happening. I have always been a motivator and encourager to those around me. I have always tried to keep it super positive and to have “look on the bright side” kinda mentality. By doing so I started to feel as though I took on some of their problems. I would even catch myself feeding into their issues instead of putting it in Gods prospective. As I have walked with God these past two years I have learned to pray over situations, problems, and people who sit in my chair. I pour out God’s grace over them and His truth. God’s grace is a beautiful force one that can overcome it all when it comes down to it.
As stylists, we know we are “therapists” as one says. To be honest, if you are a Christian, our Job isn’t a “job”. It is a ministry that God has called you to do for his kingdom. As conversations take place and the “therapist” talks occur, I always bring it back to Gods truth. I try my best to keep the conversation grounded. Our guests that are questionable notice good character in our attitudes, and actions behind the chair. I believe they will want to discover more of why you are the way you are. I love to pour my heart out to people and show them how God’s grace has covered me throughout my walk. Throughout my battles I’ve had to fight against it brings comfort knowing he is still enough through it all. That his faithfulness will come out of whatever situation that a guest may be going through. I feel that our job as believers, and as stylists standing behind the chair is to guide them, and to be the disciples we are called to be. To be an example of a child of God. To let these guests in our chair know that they are not alone in whatever circumstance they are facing in that moment. I love that my chair is a way for me to spread Gods word.
What has blessed you behind your chair?
Xoxo Taylor <3