What are these idols?
- For some of us its health and fitness,
- maybe wealth and the pursuit thereof
- For others it could be projects, hobbies, TV programs
- Maybe things like sport,
- serving to the detriment of your family,
- career ladder climbing,
- Social media
The point is - if we are consistently or regularly giving up time with God and His word for 'these things' they are 'idols' in our lives. If we are able to give these things up for time with God, we have power over them and not them over us.
Its about priorities, God first - then family, then church, then other stuff. When we do things this way, somehow balance is achieved. It is always a delicate balance, one to work on constantly - but seeking to do things God's way is always the best way to go.
My encouragement for you is don't let anything steal your time with God, don't let 'these things' get a foothold in your life. Strive for balance - God's balance - in every area of your life! I know its a daily challenge, but God's mercies are new every morning.
1 John 5 v 21: Little children, keep yourselves from idols, Amen.
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