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?
9 responses to “It’s always her.”
My first christmas gift to Delbert, when the boy only had one pair of pants and two shirts, yes this is a true story, was a Members Only jacket. I made him cool and that jacket is still in our closet. And mind you that was when we were dating, so actually my Mama paid for it lol. The problem is he still pulls it out sometimes, I just laugh and don’t say a word.
OMG…Jeff still has his leather Members Only jacket and his Swatch watch.
Both of which he wore on our very first date. Makes me wonder.
Somebody’s been readin’ Philippians 🙂
I am not much on holding onto thing in either sense of the meaning.
But I do wish I still had my parachute pants and my jacket with all the zippers
I understand where Chris is…….I had a hard time giving up my 1970 Ford pickup that had been my dad’s (purchased almost new). Finally got tired of seeing it rust, and sold it in 2005.
Oh, Roger. Parachute pants were the epitome of awesome.
I actually still have my Strawberry Shortcake watch that my parents gave me for my seventh birthday. I also still have the key to my first house. I’m not sure when I’ll enter unlawfully. I’ll keep you all posted on any potential criminal activity.
Well written! “The end of the race… hmmmm”
NOOOOOO, Say it aint so JOE….YOU DIDN”T Get rid of “The Truck” per Luke…Now, next time you are in GG&G (Griffin, Great & Growing) come by and look at my 3 car garage that has Alex’s 1st car he bought at age 14. It is a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback…(He watched Gone in 60 seconds one too many times) still in parts ALL OVER ALL 3 GARAGES!!!!!!!!!! Luke’s 49 Ford pickup that was his Dad’s is in pieces too but at another location since Alex has taken over all 3 all by himself. AND his was SUPPOSED to be finished by the end of his Sr. year so his timeline is shortening. He has until June 1st! LOL
PS. Luke said the Rack and Pinion is worth about $100 if he EVER decides to get rid of it! LOL