“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.”
Godly women, TRULY godly women, desire godly men. Yes? Godly men, TRULY godly men, desire godly women and this means starting right here. “You shall have no other gods before Me.” The above commandment was the first commandment given to Moses and then to us.
You’re probably thinking, “Well, that’s a no-brainer. I’m already doing that.” Are you? A god (small g), is anything, anyone, any thought, any addiction that you place above our Almighty Elohim, El Shaddai, Yahweh, Jehovah.
Below is a very small list of ways single women, even those who desire a godly man, can put gods before our Creator. I tell you this because I’ve been guilty of many of these:
Our kids. For single moms, it’s so very easy to put the wants and needs of our kids above all else. We believe that our kids are our #1 priority. I’m here to lovingly tell you that this is wrong. Many times, we mother out of guilt or even fear of losing custody of our precious babies. Where does that put God? Where does that put our faith in Him? We are to love God more than our kids and just as importantly, we need to understand that God loves our kids more than we can even image… More than we do. I really struggled with this one.
An infatuation. We fantasize about someone that we are totally infatuated with… to the point that we put him, or the idea of him, over God.
Addictions. Yes, most of the time, these are sicknesses, chemical imbalances, pain killers that became addictive, etc. What better way for Satan to have a field day with our lives than to get inside of our heads, control our pain to an extent that God isn’t even a blip on our radar?
A boyfriend. Many times, boyfriends are placed even over the needs of the kids. Our kids are gifts from God. Let’s never forget that, but boyfriends? Even if he is the godly man sent by God and he’s doing everything correctly and honoring you and the Lord; his place is after God and after your kids. Period.
Our jobs. Many of us going through a divorce, hold on to our jobs as if our lives depended on them. We give everything to our employer and whatever’s left over goes to the kids. Where does that leave God? But when God comes first? It’s amazing how everything works out; maybe not the way you would have chosen, but it works out beautifully.
Pets. We rush home to let the dog out, but do we rush to spend time with our Savior or do we put Him on a back burner? I am constantly amazed at the depths that some pet owners go to in order to ensure the comfort and amusement for their pets… but God?
Electronics. If we know that we’ve spent no time with God and yet we push that thought away as we catch up with friends on Facebook… has Facebook or our phone/tablet, etc. become a god?
There are many other types of gods in our lives. My job? To open your eyes; to make you take a look around; TO KEEP YOU FROM MAKING MY MISTAKES! It’s why I wrote my book and I know there are quite a few of you who have read it because I’m talking with you. You’re letting me know that my suffering has spared you some heartache. Thank you, Lord! That’s all I need to know!