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Do I Have An Idol?

October 6, 2015

What if? I keep thinking about that a lot lately. Do I trust that God is who He says He is, and will do what He says He will do? I seem to always have a plan B. You know, just in case. I believe He has the ability to do everything and anything, but will He?

I think the doubt comes from not who He is, but who I am. Why would He consider someone like me His beloved or His child?

I know I am in good company. The Israelites were the chosen ones. God’s special people. They had Him with them as a pillar of cloud during the day and a pillar of fire by night and still when Moses was up on the mountain for  forty days they made an idol for themselves.    When we put anything,including ourselves,before Him,we have nothing.-2


They forgot that God delivered them from captivity in Egypt. That God had been with them all throughout their wanderings. They gave their idol credit for what God had done for them.

I wonder if I’m forgetting all that He has gotten me through. How He has been with me and has met my every need. Untitled design

I know I haven’t forgotten, but I think I haven’t noticed all of the things He has done for me and is still doing for me.  He needs to be in control of my wanter. I know that wanter isn’t a word, but I couldn’t think of a better one at the time and it seems to fit.

What I want is not necessarily what I need. God knows what is best for me. Anything I set up instead of, or along side with, God is an idol. I’m constantly complaining to my friends about my weight,  my skin starting to sag, and the abundance of gray hair that I am having to dye. Do I really need to be thin, young, and beautiful to have confidence in myself?

God gave me gifts to be used for His glory. What if I let Him guide me in how I should use those gifts instead of me directing the way I should go?  What if I asked Him to make His desires my desires? That should give anyone confidence.

I warned you that I have been thinking about a lot of “what if’s” lately. My last one is, what if I put God first? I know that is where He should have been all along. Apparently I’m a slow learner. I need to stop doing what I want without first asking what God wants.

I’m  praying to put Him first this week. That He will direct my paths.


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine

own understanding. In all thy way acknowledge Him, and shall

direct your paths.           Proverbs 3: 5&6

Hope all of you see His blessings in your life this week.





About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.