What Type of Hat are you wearing on this Journey?

What kind of hat are you wearing? Women have covered their heads since the beginning of time. Initially headwear offered protection from the elements and from injury from falling rocks, weapons or masonry. Later they became symbols of status of authority. Soon after hats progressed to become not only a uniform, but also an art form. In fashion terms, hats are a very noticeable accessory because the onlooker's attention is first drawn to the face. A hat is the most noticeable fashion item anyone can wear. Jezebel did not know when to wear her hat, she wore the wrong hat, sneaky, trifling, in everybody business, vindictive hat.

Potiphar wife wore the wrong hat the seductress, the liar, the con artist, the bitter nasty, hat Miccah wife of David who wore the wrong hat the jealousy, isolated, shame hat.

Eve wore the wrong hat, yes, she was a wife, but she wore the lover of self, the pride of life, the no it all, the cant nobody tell me what to do, I’m grown hat!

Lots wife wore the wrong hat, the looking back, longing for the past rather than living in the present and hoping for the future hat.

What type of hat are you wearing?

Naomi and Ruth wore that ride or die hat, but with the right person. They wore the hat that said no matter what we go through as women, we will not tear you down, talk about you on Facebook, or gossip in the corner about you. My hat says, I got your back especially when you are not around. My hat says girl if you go down, I go down with you and guess what, I don’t blame you for our down fall cause we in this thing together. You scratch my back, I scratch your back kind of hat!

Deborah wore the hat of fearlessness, she was a wife, but she also wore the hat of Prophetess, Agitator- she knew how to stir up your gifts to push you into your destiny, she wore the hat of ruler-she knew how to judge fairly, All Israel was under her jurisdiction, and from the palm tree bearing her name, and elsewhere, she dispensed righteousness, justice and mercy. She wore the hat of a warrior, Deborah could not only prophecy, arouse, rule and fight, but also write. Above all of her remarkable gifts was her trust in God which is ever the source of any woman’s highest adornment. Virtuous women wore the finest hat of them all, proverbs 31 teaches us that the hat she wore was the one that could bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never ever let you forget you’re a man kind of hat. A good, supportive, trusting wife is a blessing to a man, she isn’t afraid of work. She gets up in the morning and gets things done, she ensures that those under her care receive what they need—food, clothing, protection. And she is able to serve others out of the excess of her work and the leaning of her heart. Once she puts that hat on, she has so internalized her role as a provider that it extends past her immediate responsibilities and into the community. She does not wear the hat that says why do I have to do everything, why can’t he help, why can’t they help, why is it always me! Beyond that, she’s savvy. She’s educated about the world and the world of business. Oh she always knew what hat to wear,…. she not only knows her worth, she knows her responsibilities to herself.

What kind of hat are you wearing?

You might even see some of these fine hats and want to wear them all, but guess what all of them may not fit your head. You must get the hat that is specifically cut out for your needs. You must know when, where, and how to wear your hat. You must know what outfit, what color, and to what occasion to wear your hat. I would look like a fool if I placed a purple hat on my head with a orange dress, I would be so out of place if I wore a formal gown with a baseball cap, or what if I was adorned from head toe and the occasion called for a hat, but I just so happened to forget mine!

When you leave the house, you should be clothed with the right hat. What kind of hat are you wearing? Does your hat reflect praise, reflect, worship, does it reflect joy, peace, and kindness, or does your hate reflect anger, bitterness, gossip, and jealousy? Lets put on the right hat!

No Regrets-Barbara

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