We all have to face this moment with God at some point. Whether it’s early or late in your walk with his wonderful son Jesus, it will leave an everlasting mark: emotionally and possibly physically. The question that will explain what God put on my heart to share with you all (and first myself) is this: Do you love (it) more than you love me (God)?
God calls them idols. We call them celebrity crushes, boyfriend/girlfriend, spouses, children, money, success (within self), fame (all about exalting oneself), beauty (vanity), parents, social media, food. I only named a few but, I am certain there are more. You can love/idolize memories, fantasies, and fetishes. You can hold on to things that God says aren’t good for you, and in reality you’re telling God I want this more than you.
It can be as simple as a certain emotion. You love being sad or down and out since it gives you the attention from those around you, you seek it from. But God says I want to give you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for sadness. Instead of making the great exchange you’d rather keep that emotion because of that instant gratification. Sadly, you never realize it’s only temporary, and this is why your happy on Tuesday and sad by Thursday.
If you can just learn to love God with your WHOLE heart. If we all can just learn to let go of earthly desires and set our affection on Jesus. Love him, seek after him like you would a guy or gal your interested in pursuing. Talk to him everyday as if your getting to know each other. Ask questions! Wait for an answer. Enjoy spending time in his word. That’s how you get to know God! It will begin to feel like your in a relationship because you are acting as if you are in one! And you are; a spiritual relationship with your heavenly Father.