Originally posted at: http://theresstillhope.org
July 23, 2021
A pastor discovered a small box in the back of his closet, containing three rotten eggs and 100 $1 bills.
He asked his wife about the box, and she admitted that she hid it there for the last 20 years. She reluctantly explained the contents.
“I placed one egg in the box every time you preached a bad sermon,” she said.
The pastor was pleased that after 20 years, there were only three eggs. “But why are there 100 $1 bills?” he asked.
His wife replied, “Each time I got to a dozen eggs, I sold them to the neighbor for a dollar.”
The pastor’s wife took on a responsibility that was not hers to take on – monitoring the success of her husband’s sermons.
We see that in recovery all the time. Husband gets into recovery. Wife micromanages his progress. Both become frustrated.
Recovery Step: We know that “there is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10). Ladies, your husband may have a few bad eggs in his closet. But he has to be the one to toss them out.