Are you wearing rose colored glasses of denial or minimizing domestic abuse/child abuse or intimate partner violence in your life? If so it’s time to take off the rose colored glasses and face reality.
I recently purchased a new pair of sun glasses. I tried on several different styles and variation of shades before selecting the rose colored ones I now use. I chose the rose tinted sunglasses because the tint softened the glare of the hot sun. I wasn’t trying to deny the reality of the sun and its heat, but just soften its impact on my eyes.
Unfortunate many people in domestic violence and intimate partner relationship are seeing their lives through the pretense of rose colored lenses of denial, or trying to soften the reality of their harsh lives. But the truth is the sun goes down and you must take off your glasses and face your truth.
There’s a time for everything declares the preacher “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
This is the season in your life to know that you can be transformed by the renewing of your mind. This is your time to see, to understand, and get knowledge that your situation is not going to change unless you take the initiative, and the necessary steps to change it. Now don’t get frighten or too excited I’m not taking about anything drastic, or illegal! What I’m talking about is something that will benefit you in the here –and- now and can have a positive effect on your children.
Before going any farther I want to say that I’m not husband bashing or boyfriend stomping. The fact is that God the Father loves you as well as your abuser. What He does not love is the abusive behaviors being perpetrator against you by your spouse/friend or whomever. God the Father is so POWERFUL that He can change your abuser’s mind and he/she will become as docile as a little puppy dog (Daniel 4:32-33). But God the Father is seeking something eternally greater for you in this world, now.
If your mind, the spirit within you is not change by His Word, then you most likely will continue to live a life of abuse, whether with the same partner or the next. You see the whole principle is a changed mind, not a change of partners per se, although that may be necessary for some people. Therefore seek the Lord in this season of your life while He may be found and “And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Romans 12:2.
Now your rose colored glasses can be used for the purpose intended.
By B. McGibboney