Are you holding on to an idol? I know this seems like an ancient and foreign concept, but I assure you people still have and hold idols today. As a matter of fact, I am guilty of holding one in my possession, recently😩.
Before I share my confession, let me ask you again in another way. Are you putting your trust in something or someone other than Jesus Christ? Perhaps you value sleep more than spending time with the Lord. It could be that you lust after wealth, fame, and fortune in an ungodly way. Maybe you’ve placed your pastor or a celebrity as a “god” in your heart, to a place where they can do no wrong. Consider whether or not your income has become your source and you unknowingly stopped trusting in God as your provider.
Well, I’ll tell you where I fell short. My idol was my place in Corporate America and my trust in my income as my “source”. I didn’t even realize it until the Holy Spirit gave me a check in my spirit about it.
Once the revelation came, I knew what I had to do. I had to “lay it on the altar”. So, I did. I gave my love and desire for Corporate America and its provision to the Lord. I officially became a “Corporate America dropout” y’all. Insert ugly cry because this wasn’t easy 😩😭.
The good news is that I feel like God’s response was, “There’s always a ram in the bush.” I know that He will not only provide for Himself, but He will also provide for me.
My friend, whatever your idol is, I challenge you to sacrifice it on the altar today. Think of it like a hot potato that you have to immediately get rid of. You don’t want to get caught or left standing with it in your hand, the consequences and repercussions are too costly. On the other hand, in my opinion, the rewards of sacrifice and obedience outweigh the cost.
If you’re ready to prove once and for all that you love and trust God more than anything else drop a 🙌🏽🙇🏽♀️ in the comments. Also, if you’re brave enough, tell me what you’re going to sacrifice today.
“Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So, Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.””
Genesis 22:13-14 NIV