Monday, July 26, 2010

Distorted Mirror Imagine

When someone is faced with the truth, they have two choices.  They can accept it or they can choose to ignore it. 

Recently, my dh contacted a family member that he use to be very close to.  As a matter of fact his family and our family were very close.  We would spend time visiting them and they would come and visit us.  We shared the LORD with them.  The Mrs. got saved.  It looked like Mr. would too.  (Mr is the family member.)  

Then we got very sad news...Mr. was leaving Mrs. for another.  :(   It broke our hearts.  We prayed.  Mr. quit communication with us.  We still kept in contact with Mrs. and the Juniors-mind you Mr. is the family member, in case you forgot.  ;)

A few years ago, we went through a raging spiritual battle.  It was very painful to our family.  I won't go into the details, other than to say many lies were told about us and there are still those that are spreading them and those that are believing them.  I have been able to overcome the hurt and pain by reminding myself time and time again....
Ephesians 6:12 (King James Version)

12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

As I said earlier, recently dh has contacted Mr.  Mr.  has chose to believe the lies of the raging spiritual battle that took place.  :(  This morning as I was praying the LORD showed me why he chose this way.
Mr has heard the TRUTH.  Mr knows the TRUTH.  Mr has chose not to live the TRUTH.

So why did Mr choose to believe the lies?  Because then Mr would have to look at the TRUE imagine in the mirror.  He would have to deal with his sin and the lies he has built up.  Mr has decided not to persue a relationship with dh because dh represents those TRUTHS.  Mr thinks he can avoid "conflict" (his words, not mine) by not having people around him that keep in touch with his exwife and kids.  HA!  He apparently doesn't realize the conflict is with his inner man and the outer man can keep those "conflicts" at a distance, but he will still have conflict. It's sad, and it hurts to see dh hurt so much.  This man was like a brother to him, but  he  (dh) knows that it's spiritual. 

Mr has built of this distorted view of dh based on lies, so that he doesn't have to deal with the TRUTH.  Yes, sad, but very true!

Will you join us in prayer for Mr and those involved?  He will be a part of many prayers to come in our future. 

My heart is deeply saddened for the fact that Mr might never turn to the LORD and get this right.  Yes, I realize that is his choice, but when I think about him standing before the LORD trying to explain, I get a lump in my throat, and my eyes welt up with tears.  That will be a sad day indeed, if Mr chooses not to make things right, and I don't want to be standing nearby.  :(

I'm sure this is probably difficult to understand, but thanks for reading and praying. 
Blessings until next time!


Susan said...

We were discussing this very subject in our small group yesterday!!!!

Rosemary said...

I get it. I will continue to pray for you, and add your Mr too.

Stacey said...

Praying. Love you!