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Modern Day Idolatry: I put my relationship before everything

modern day idolatry

Your idols sometimes look like your blessings.

The things God gives you in this life on earth are wonderful: family, friends, careers…bodies.

But idolatry happens when we get our priorities out of whack.

We start putting our physical health above everything.

You obsess over the way you look.

Idolatry is this big scary word in the Bible you might be writing off because – duh, you aren’t worshipping a golden calf.

But…I realized I’ve had idols my whole life.

Idols aren’t just OTHER gods like in polytheistic religions.

Idols are anything taking up more room in your heart, soul, and mind than God.

So…yup.

There are lots of modern day idols.

I’ve been putting something above God my whole life…

Relationships. Boyfriends. Engagement rings. Marriage. I wanted to find “the one” so badly that it consumed my thoughts, actions, and most of all – my heart.

There wasn’t any room for God in my life when I had a boyfriend. Why did I need him? “I’ve got my love, I’m good” I thought.

But that’s why my relationships kept me feeling empty. Their love wasn’t enough.

I realized not even the love from my husband will be enough to fill my heart. Fill your heart with God first, even when you’re married, when you’re dating, when you’re single…HIS love is the kind that satisfies.

Because women of faith don’t lose their identity in their marriage.

We gain a partner designed to help us know and seek our identity in Christ better.

Are you making your blessings from God your idols to replace Him in your heart?

This can be anything that’s consuming your thoughts.

Maybe you’re obsessed with your health, building your bank account, your relationships or friendships, your kids…your business, certain food.

What are you putting before God? I’m really curious to know, for me it was romantic love from men. For some women it’s their body or their beauty. Sometimes it’s kids…

Tell me in the comments or send me an email – I love hearing from you guys!

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March 28, 2019

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