Friday, June 19, 2020

Is Your Husband Your Idol?

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I've mentioned in so many previous posts about how I've always seen the hubster as being more spiritual mature than myself.  In this episode, sharing from my own personal experience, I discuss a common mistake married women make of turning their husbands into idols.This is especially common if their husbands are "good men".

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Ifeoluwa O said...

In the!!!!!!!!!! Welcome. Lol.

The Fashion Engineer said...

Finally! !!

Some of us think we need others to complete/save us and we leave God out of the equation
Lesson learnt! Thank you! !

1 + The One said...

Welcome back Inthe!!!!!! Glad to have you back.. So so glad!

Hmmm.. What you wrote ehn, word! I used to be in that danger too.. Infact I was looking forward to meeting someone who could take the place of God (I wasn't doing this deliberately but I got to discover that).. I over-loved, I over-hoped, over-depended and it was just not right..

Infact the way I desired to be married was enough cause for concern.. I almost could feel God saying - am I not enough for you? And I had to pray to God to be my no 1.. Before and after marriage. My first go-to person, my rock, and like you said, the source of my joy.

It's difficult! Because it's a lot easier relying on someone you love and can see but nothing can ever take the place of God... Only God can be GOD...
Thanks for sharing this sis.. I am not married yet, but when I do, I won't forget this.

{{Big hugs}}.. I pray for God's grace for you in this season of your life.. I am excited for you because I know that God has GREAT things for you.. Love ya! xxxxx

Okeoghene said...

Spot on. God first.

Hephzibah Frances said...

In the, welcome, welcome back!

And this topic is so apt. I have lost myself before by anchoring my source of joy and strength in someone else and it took God to right my error...

Nowadays too, I am mostly careful of this even though i'm not married. It so easy to prefer a "go to " person more than God. But "go to person" can only last for so long. After all, God created that person God alone is the source.

When I also learned this year that God is my first husband, this made more sense to me. God is first, always first, the others must come after Him.
God first, always...
And when it seems like I'm being drawn into the hole of "go to person", posts like this and a reminder always helps.
Thanks ma'am

Gbemisoke said...

Timely. Apt. Thank you.

Myne said...

I always appreciate your posts and it's been a while. Welcome back.

Tomi O said...

I absolutely learnt alot from this and in the past weekend experienced it.

Thanks for sharing!!

Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

First of all welcome back InThe!!! I missed you!
Yeah God is our only source...every other thong/person etc is a resource he uses to reach us.
i learnt that recently when there was a little cut in my salary, i was scared would i manage, but i caught the revelation that God is my source not my job!
Funny its amazing how i have had addition income from other sources in the last two months.
I haave learnt and i am learning to trust God daily for EVERYTHING!!!!


Anonymous said...

Wow!!! This is me o, really appreciate dis write up, 4 sometime now av been relying on my fiance as my source of joy and hapiness, each time I have an issue I just go him without bothering to pray abt it. A few days ago we had a serious quarel that almost lead to our break up, dat was wen I realised dat 1 shld nevah make a being a source cos No 1 can ever take d place of God. Tanks 4 word in the.. Am so sorry FATHER and I promise to make u my NO 1 from 2day.

Abi Tobi said...

aww... I love this one! God should be the source

Anonymous said...

It's interesting how the light we step into can be the very reason a shadow is cast in our blind spot

The issue of idolatry seems to me like a constant wrestling match. Seemingly harmless ideas or beliefs can suddenly (although not really suddenly) become idols

Thank you for the reminder to lay down my Isaac, to face the daunting obstacle of relinquishing my will, to remember that "he is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose"

Welcome back eyan mi

Unknown said...

Its eye opening it can happen in marriages too. I can say I definitely do this when I am in relationships. Using a man to feel a void that only God can feel. I know I will be thinking of this post when I eventually get married because sometimes I feel Im looking for a 'captainsaveadamsel" and need to make sure I don't allow him to take the place of God in my life.