Before I got saved, I read the first two books in the Shades of Grey series. I was in a relationship at the time and saw nothing wrong with reading them. They were exciting, quick reads because you just didn’t want to put them down. The only reason I didn’t read the last one was because I wasn’t able to borrow a copy. I never bought the books and I’m glad I didn’t.
Since getting saved, I have been removing the shades on things I used to enjoy and seeing them for what they really are in God’s eyes. Conviction can be taken as an insult by some people but for me it has been an opportunity to walk more in line with Jesus. I’m not going to say it’s been easy to let go of the temptations in this world but I am learning one sin at a time.
I’m not going to see 50 Shades of Grey tonight. I’m not going to see it this weekend or wait for it to come out on video. I’m not going to engage in colorful conversations about the movie nor will I allow myself to judge others that do. I’ve chosen a different path, one that is right for me, my husband, and my family.
We can choose to live in darkness or we can choose to live in the light. For me, I’ve learned not to want the darkness anymore. I won’t let it seduce me. I’m keeping my eyes focused on Jesus and leaving the shades in the drawer. What can I say? I’ve always liked the sun in my eyes.