Faith

We make idols bc we lack FAITH

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Today, I read in Exodus about the Golden Calf. 
The people were impatient and began to lose faith. They gathered up all of their gold and shaped it into a golden calf and used it as an idol for worship.
When God sees this, he says, “they have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol.”

When I read this, I could just feel God’s disappointment.

It made me question myself and how many times I have lost faith and turned to something else besides God for “strength.”

No, it is not very likely you have a big golden calf. I guess you may but….I doubt it.

Idols can be hidden in so many things: alcohol, drugs, lust, pride or simply anything that takes your attention away from God excessively. Maybe a TV series you HAVE to watch (there’s even a show called American IDOL) or a certain celebrity you “follow” on Twitter… enjoying these shows is one thing…but to excess it could be considered idolizing them.

Only YOU know where your heart is in these situations.

If you find yourself crossing that line or desperately seeking for something to give you peace and hope for the future, it’s important my friend to know that it can’t be found in these things!

You may get a temporary “high” or feeling of contentment. But, sadly, that will fade and you will be left feeling empty and disappointed…again seeking for something to complete you.

Turn your focus back to the only one who can give you what you need to fill that empty void you feel-Jesus! 

Get rid of those idols who cloud your heart and blur your vision.

Just have FAITH my friends!

6 thoughts on “We make idols bc we lack FAITH

  1. I was thinking about this the other night. How we do often idolize those that do not matter. When it is all said and done, are they going to welcome us to heaven? Are they going to help us even through this life. Some people I believe God puts in front of us to lead us to where we need to be. Just like I believe he puts things in our way to show us where we need to be. The other night when the kids picked up their books and asked me to read to them, I believe it was God telling me I needed to be there in a different way and of course it had scripture. So he was telling me too that I needed talk with him. I also believe he guided me to the chiropractor. I found out not only do I have a messed up hip but a messed up back. Of course the chiropractor is not the person to idolize but God who works through him.

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    1. That is all so true! Thanks for sharing! I find that with my kids some mornings too…it can be such a rush to get out of the house for school. But, they know the most important thing is our devotion time. Some days, I’m tempted to skip it but they hold me accountable and I never regret that! I pray you can find some relief from the chiropractor!

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    1. Definitely not the only one thinking it! It’s so easy to overlook the idols we have but don’t want to see as idols. I know that, as I was writing this post, I picked out a few of my own idols that I need to rid myself from. It’s a good reminder. Thanks for taking the time to comment and visit my blog! I enjoy watching your posts as well!

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