So I am not sure how many of you know all that has been transpiring in the last few weeks. I won't fill in all the details, that usually ends up being too long of a story, but I would like to share all that God has shown me through this, and how He has shown me that this might just be a continual process.
God will break down idols in your life. In different ways, in different situations, God will break them down. He will not stand for it. You ask Him to make a change, ask Him to do something great with your life, know that He will. But the idols must come down first. I do not mean to say that it will be God that physically does it, there is a great amount of effort that we must put out, but He will do it.
A few areas He has done this for me:
Family- I must remember that God is the one that directs my families path, not me. it is His work, not mine.
Friends- The Lord gives and takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
School- No matter how much I don't like it, it can still become an idol.
Work- When I start taking things for granted, He shows that He is able to take it all away.
Financially- To whom much is given, much is required. I need to not let my dependence be on monetary things.
And finally, last night, relationships. This one I will kept to myself for a while. But God has shown me great things through a person and experience, I wouldn't change for the world.
I know all of this might be a little scattered. But it is all so true. Each of these things could be expanded 10 fold. But there is simply not time.
Moral of the story...God is God. When things get put out of place, everything gets all messed up.
I pray that you all are blessed. Please pray for me, even though this is where I need to be, my emotions will try to creep up every once in a while. But God is greater than all.