“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Stepping out of the Mainstream In Your Life
It is difficult to live a goodly Christian life and especially difficult to make the transition and the move outside of mainstream society. Even mainstream Christianity is corrupted by the pitfalls of this world. The biggest difficulty in making the move to be an obedient Christian wife, and life an agrarian lifestyle is the criticism and the feeling that you are alone. People sometimes treat you as if you have lost your mind when in fact all you have done is find it. Jesus Christ never said that living according to His will and no one else's would be an easy road to walk. However, the rewards are great. I have seen tremendous changes and growth in our family since our step out of the mainstream. We are closer together and closer to God. My husband has taken the role of head of the house, as ordained by God, when at one point in time I never thought he would. It took me changing myself for him to be able to assume his role. The reason being was that I took that role from him. When I stepped back and into my role as his helpmate then he was able to be the man that God wanted him to be. I do think there are more of us women who are telling women's lib to go jump in the lake. Women's lib is one of the most evil things to come to this country. It made us women think that if we were not acting as men and trying to be men and fulfill manly roles, then we were nothing. But there is an old saying "Behind every great man is a good woman" and that is so true. When they are little boys, we raise them teach them and mold them. The way they view women is entirely up to us mothers. They learn to be strong men by seeing strong fathers and mothers who work together. We have created a generation of weak cowardly men and look where our country has come because of it. The men are weakened because women have told them that they are not needed. A man needs to be the head of the house, the provider, the protector and the guide for his family. Without that he feels he has no purpose. Being outside of mainstream in our lives is difficult at times. We do get some ridicule, but our focus is not what they think of us but what God thinks of us. Am I raising our children to follow in His ways? Am I being the best helpmate to my husband that I can be and do I allow him to actually be a man? As long as we women assume the role of the head of the house men will remain little boys. It is only when we relinquish that role that they become men. Men who take up this role that God has given them have a terrible burden on their shoulders, they are responsible for all of us and the way that we live our lives. Wow, I am really glad not to have that burden and responsibility. My husband will answer to God for my transgressions and those of our children. It will be his failing, if we fail. Women's shoulders nor their hearts were meant for this burden. Living with God's order and following His path is not an easy task and mainstream society and Christianity places a stigma on those of us who do. However, I would rather that the world hate me and God smile on me, than for the world to love me and God to shed tears for one more lost soul. May God bless you in your journey outside of the mainstream.