WHATEVER WE TRUST instead of God will one day turn on us and destroy us. Anything you put above the Lord has an opportunity to become an idol- any idea, philosophy, person, place or thing. This is tricky, so pay attention.
It may seem benign at first, and it may even be a “good thing”; but the enemy will subtly tell you “if you are a child of God, you can continue to do this and think this way. God is pleased.” This is a lie. Remember Christ’s temptation in the wilderness? This gives a glimpse into how the enemy works. Satan would love for you to bow down to him for success and power. He would love for your heart to be drawn away through pride. He entices you through your children, “don’t you want them to succeed where you didn’t?” The devil tells you, “IF you’re a child of God, you deserve this! You have right to ‘this’!”
He twists and manipulates Scripture as he will twist and manipulate your deceitful heart. Success is a big, beautiful shiny idol, but makes a worthless, horrible master. A child lives secure and content in the Father’s provision. A child asks, but never demands. Pay close attention to what you are making into an idol. It will destroy you.
“They who make idols are like them; so are all who trust in and lean on them.” Psalm 115:8 AMPC #runyourrace
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