When the things that we love the most conquer us, a loving God is there to remind us that this world was never meant to be our home.
‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.’ (Romans 12:2)
We as individuals, who were given free will are to remember not to place the creation higher than the creator.
He created everything. And when used for good, in a manner of right perspective the ‘things’ better our lives. Love, objects, money, our families were all created by a God who loves us enough to fulfill our every need.
When we forget the order of the God-relationship, we experience mental havoc, a complete breakdown of the human psyche. We become dependent, dependent on the acceptance and the opinions of others, dependent on things and our collection of possessions to define us, dependent on the need to belong. Dependent on the urge, the gravitational pull to love someone, something. We begin to mirror the culture instead of change it.
It is in the mist of these muddy waters that He calls out in a quiet voice, the tone of a gentleman. Wooing us back to him. Time marches forward and He reveals that He, unlike us is unchanging. He created us and intimately understands our every want.
He wants us to have Him first, the other stuff is easy, a snap of His fingers, a blink, a gift.