When many of us convert we go through a bit of a difficult phase as we try to find a balance…
Knowing how to be neither 8 nor 80 can be difficult at times.
I see this especially in many marriages; women begin to think that everything is a sin- that sex is something dirty and immoral and everything that happens is the devil’s fault.
They see defects in everything and they want to be overly godly.
Without even noticing they become fanatics and instead of leading a life that pleases God, they do the exact opposite as they are indeed embarrassing Jesus’ name.
The worst part is that if your husband isn’t converted, he might never be and if he is then surely your marriage will begin to sour.
Let me give you a few examples….
Your husband likes for you to dress nicely and always look pretty but now that you are converted, you think that you can only wear skirts that reach the floor and extra large clothing.
Make-up? Don’t even think about it, it’s the devil’s!
Red nail polish on your nails, no way! Never!
That transparent camisole your husband likes, never again!
Of course, you are not going to dress in miniskirts and transparent clothing- that would be 8!
Perhaps you are not within these extremes, but if you find it hard to reach a balance, you must make use of your intelligent faith.
Dare- Task 38
“Check to see if you are living in equilibrium, if you have managed to find a balance in your life. Don’t be 8 or 80!”