I’m a lady; I Don’t Go Dumpster Diving

I’m a lady—I don’t go dumpster diving

This might not seem appropriate for a rose blog, but I don’t care…It’s a subject heavy on my heart, so here goes…last night, my husband rented some movie about the afterlife.  I knew immediately that it was going to be filled with mysticism, and theories about eternity that don’t jive with my beliefs.

I believe in one God, maker of heaven and earth, who made us all.  I believe in Jesus Christ who died for my sins, and rose again.  I asked Him into my heart when I was 12 years old and today, He is the focus of my life.  I don’t believe in re-incarnation, nirvana, or limbo.  “It is appointed unto man once to die, and after that, the judgement.”

I’ve really been struggling with submitting to my husband and not taking the bull by the horns. It’s hard, especially when he is making decisions that I don’t feel are good for the family.  Sometimes, for the sake of what is right, I do need to counter him.

Last night, I felt like I was supposed to just leave him alone while he watched his movie.

I know I could have thrown a fit, and been a hellion, terrorized him, stormed around, etc, but I just felt like God was showing me that that approach would not work.  So, I left my husband alone, and took the kids downstairs.

When I came up to get something, I paused and listened to the trash he was watching.  Half naked women, some guy from the afterlife saying that there is no judgement, we all come back as something else.  I watched women disrobe before his eyes, and him take it all in.

No.  It’s not true that that had no effect on him.  Go dive in a dumpster.  Tell yourself “I’m just there for the treasure at the bottom”.  That may be, but you will still smell like garbage.

There’s an old saying “garbage in, garbage out.”  I think that a lot of people believe when they watch a show, that they can control what goes into their belief system, and sift things out at will.

But the truth is, everything that you watch, and feed on has an impact on you.

So, this morning, when my husband was holding me as I cried, he said “Honey, I really think that if you would watch this show, you could glean a lot out of it.”

And then I said “I’m a lady.  I don’t go dumpster diving”

He paused and considered.

I hope you consider too.

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Published in: on October 29, 2007 at 8:23 pm  Comments (1)  
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