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!