“I guess what I feel is lost in the world of those who are mothers and those that are at home full-time. I feel almost less than a Christian wife because I don’t “fit in” with the rest of the “group.”
Like cold water thrown on my heart, those words jolted me right out of my little box.
You see, I have been a gold card member in the stay-at-home, homemaker, homeschooing, club. Yes, club. It feels that way anyway, right? Like a club, an exclusive club, and if you don’t have the right credentials you’re out.
How did I end up in that club?
I’m sure I was lured in by my own desire for righteous living; I just wanted to be a faithful daughter to my God. I just wanted to see people walking in the truth. Here’s the truth: I lost sight of the gospel. I made the club my gospel, and I didn’t even know it.
I knew I was excluding people in my heart if they didn’t share my convictions (clue!). I didn’t know that my convictions had become an idol.
And while God loves righteousness, He hates idols.
When you put something above love, you have made for yourself an idol (God is love – John 4:8). If you find yourself hard-pressed to love someone, there is almost surely an idol lurking.
And idols must be torn down.
Idols take the place of a relationship with God, and idols divide people.
Idols make us slaves, and God has delivered us from slavery.
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20: -3
If you are in a club, here is my encouragement for you today: revoke your membership, cut up the card, and walk free.
Meet your brothers and sisters where they are, and let them meet you where you are.
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8
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