Cassi, 22: low maintenance vs. Alyssa, 28: high maintenance
Are you a low maintenance women? Like I said in a previous post, we women have to battle our emotional natures, ie. our moods. If we can learn how to master them and not let them master us, we will become low maintenance women. I am sure low maintenance women are much easier to be married to than high maintenance ones...Ones who give into their feelings and moods and makes every one around them miserable.
Cassi, my youngest daughter, is a low maintenance young woman. She always has been. She is a pleaser. We rarely had to spank her, because we just had to look at her cross-eyed and she wanted to repent and cuddle. She hates disharmony in her relationships. She is easy to be around. She accepts people as they are. She chooses her words carefully. I never remember her blurting out something she shouldn't, as I am prone to do. Everyone likes Cassi. We didn't have to train her to be this way. It was just the way she was born.
Now, Alyssa, was another story. She was definitely high maintenance, but a miracle happened. She realized who she was in Christ and He has worked a miracle in her life. She is a completely different person. She may have to battle her emotional nature more than Cassi does, but she knows she can do it because of Who lives inside of her.
The moral of the story: We can all be low maintenance women whether we were born that way or not. We can do "all things through Christ who strengthens us" and remind yourself frequently " I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives within me." What incredible promises from Scripture, so take heart and believe them!