Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Idol Worship

As I've mentioned occasionally on here for months, I've been doing the Bible Study of Kelly Minter's- No Other Gods. It's all about Idol Worship & the many forms that it can be found in. I first did it mid-to-late 2013 & it was wonderful & exactly what I needed…& evidently something I still need. I've done a few other Bible Studies since then, but I keep going back to that one & even do it while doing other Bible Studies with friends. It's like God is telling me to just camp out there. So I am. He has used that Bible Study along with separate Bible Studies, Sunday School lessons, Sermons & seemingly EVERYTHING ELSE to reveal so many things to me about myself. He'll reveal one of my idols, we'll work on it, & then it's the same thing all over again. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I hate that I have so much work to do. I truly want God to be not only my first priority, but my only priority. Don't let anyone tell you the journey of sanctification is easy.

In the event of full disclosure, my struggle with Idol Worship lately is: People Pleasing. I am, by nature, a people pleaser. I don't like conflict, I hate hurting feelings, I can't stand confrontation, if we agree-we must agree to disagree, I just want everything to be hunkee doree 24/7. As we all know, that is not practical. It's ok, to want to get along with people, but when it consumes your thoughts, worries, when it turns into something you meditate on instead of the Lord, THAT'S when it becomes an idol. Let me just say, guilty.

Father, help me to seek Your approval over Man's approval.
Help me to desire Your love over Man's.


  1. I love that you gave an example because that is one of mine, too! I struggle with that and it often leaves me depressed. Let's face it, we will never make man happy. I'd rather devote more time to pleasing my Father!

  2. I know what you mean abt it making you depressed. Satan knows exactly how to mess with my mind & I know that he is a liar. You're so right!