I have lived with my husband’s problem for more than five years now. I’ve encouraged him to seek counseling, but he is convinced that he does not have a problem.
“It’s been a part of me since I was seventeen. I can’t let go of it.” Kris has explained over and over.
For the longest time, I tried to deny it was there. I buried my head into the other parts of the garage where I wouldn’t be able to see it. But, I know it’s there. He knows it’s there. And, I’m currently reconciling the fact that it will always be a part of him. So, it will always be a part of me. Unless, the Holy Spirit convicts him otherwise.
Until then, this will be in my garage.
I’ve learned to live with it. He’s not ready to deal with the issue. And, I am going to love him through it. ‘Cause that’s what a good wife does. I cannot tell you the last time this 1991 Ford Mustang had a bath, was taken for a drive, or was just simply sat in. But, it (she) is a part of us.
And, he can’t let her go.
So often we hold onto things that keep us from moving forward in Christ. We develop unhealthy attachments to things, addictions, even people. I’m not talking about your high school car or your 8-track collection. I’m talking about those things that are hindrances to your relationship with Christ and His call on your life.
Philippians 3:13-14 says 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
Are you holding onto to something that is hindering your growth in Christ?
Or, do you own something that you could never part with? Like your first Swatch watch or Members Only jacket?