Posted by: Pure Glory | 11/07/2022

Am I An Idol Worshipper?

by Hazel Straub

Idol worship is anything you spend more time thinking and pursuing, rather than God. The primary focus of your thoughts that put God in secondary or last place.  An idol is not only an image but that on which we spend our time, energy and what we think upon. Is your goal to shop for the latest status symbol?  Consumed with fighting your own battles? When you obsess about yourself–your problems, weaknesses, worry, anxiety, how others look at you, what you believe, obtaining status symbols, or plain “I,” these idols take the place of pure honor and worship of God. Focusing inward and not on God dependence.  Spending more time on sports or other passions but neglecting to cultivate your relationship with God? Step out of your comfort zone and seek God with your whole heart and leave all idols behind you. Only pursuit of God satisfies!

Lord, Deliver me from blindness, and from myself, as I look to you, my Deliverer. I leave my idols behind and follow you alone. Today, I want to crave only you, God and all you have for me. Give me kingdom of God vision and your perspective. Today, I give you my full worship and obedience. Your praise bursts from my heart and out of my mouth, for your mercy. Praise your name!

Live as one who has died to every form of sexual sin and impurity. Live as one who has died to the desires for forbidden things, including the desire for wealth, which is the essence of idol worship. (Colossians 3:5 TPT)

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  1. Only the pursuit of God satisfies – Amen to that. It is so easy to get drawn into other things. Being aware and intentional in our pursuit of God is important. Thank you Hazel for this wonderful word today.

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    • Manu, you are welcome! So good to know this post spoke to you.. Blessings while you pursue God! ❤️

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  2. Amen.

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  3. Excellent and convicting! Thank You!

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  4. This writing has shed a new light on idol worship for me when you wrote: “When you obsess about yourself–your problems, weaknesses, worry, anxiety, how others look at you, what you believe, obtaining status symbols, or plain “I,” these idols take the place of pure honor and worship of God.”
    Always looked to things as considering it to be an idol which takes us away from focusing on our Father, and you have plainly told the truth of self absorption. Thank you for such sage advice. God Bless You Always Hazel.
    Julia

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    • Julia, you are most welcome! Abundant blessings! ❤️ Hazel

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    • Rightfully and wisely stated Julia. Many simply don’t understand that idol worship = anything that is more important to us than G-d. He will NEVER accept second place in anyone’s life. He will be #1, period.
      When Jesus gives the vision to the Apostle John on the aisle of Patmos (jailed), given to us in great detail. He speaks of the 7 churches… He tells the church at Ephesus that they must “return to their first love.” Revelation 2 & 3; whereas, the church of Ephesus can be found at 2:1-7.
      Thanks for a great reply!! ♥️📖♥️

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      • Thank you for your comment. Our first love many times is put on the back burner. May we continue to put Him first before anything that shadows His love for us! Many Blessings.
        Julia

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  5. I love how you’ve glorified God by clarifying idol worship so clearly.

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  6. Colossians 3:5 makes it very clear. Consumerism and materialism are forms of idol worship. Seeking more than the necessities of life draws us away from God.

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    • True! Seeking God with our full heart changes everything.

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  7. This is really relatable in our everyday lives. Some of the littlest things or situations unknowingly become idols.
    Thanks be to God, who corrects us and draws us back to him🙏🏾

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    • Praise God! He wants to be first in our lives.

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