14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 1 Corinthians 10:14
21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:21
8 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. Jonah 2:8
In today’s modern society, anything can be an idol.
Getting distracted is so easy. Just hand me my phone and instantly I’m on Facebook or Instagram….before I know it, a huge amount of time has flown by and I am left wondering how. Surely I wasn’t distracted THAT long, right?
Lately I’ve been distracted from turning to Jesus. I get so caught up in technology that I forget what’s really important. I have made an idol and placed it in front of Jesus. I’ve bumped Jesus to number 2, or 3 or even 4 instead of #1 in my life.
It’s time to check in with Jesus. It’s time to push all the other things away. They don’t matter. Jesus matters. He’s all we need and yet we forget that. We allow the material things to take His place in our hearts and in our lives.
The Lord is to be #1 in our lives and anything that takes that place is an idol and should be dealt with immediately. (it sounds harsh but it’s true!) And I don’t want you to think I’m not including myself in this post because I definitely am.
What am I idolizing more than God? Is it my phone? My laptop? My blog? Is it social media? Books? (even Christian books?)
Am I focusing more on how to attract viewers to my blog rather than the Lord? Because even though this blog talks of my faith, my struggles, ect….if all I care about is how many views I get, or how many comments I get, isn’t that making it an idol?
No matter what it is….if I’m focusing more on those things rather than the Lord….it. is. an. idol!
This song by Point of Grace is one of my absolute faves!
Where is our mind’s attention?