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made an idol

A man’s desires and lusts are the means for their falling into sin. We have tried to carve a god that will be exactly what our heart desires, but as the Lord has said: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

Since the beginning of time, man has hearkened to their own van and selfish ideas.These ideas often disregard the Lord who has already created their plans. Once we have this idea, we want an immediate change and response. We want the microwave-quick Christianity, that makes God a genie, praying for our wants, and receiving them in our timing. When we don’t receive things in the manner of our liking, we sometimes don’t see it, but we start fashioning our idol. The moment, where we start to make things happen exactly to our liking, we start forming an idol. We don’t necessarily create wooden carven images, but in our minds, and hearts we have conceived an idea or way that we hold above God’s way. An idol is anything that we put before the Lord.

God is everything we need Him to be, yet we don’t see it that way, all the time, so we make an idol. We are looking for a replacement that is close to getting our way. We want control over our lives to fit our exact needs. As humans, when things are out of place, we have a natural tendency to put them back into place. Yet, when we do this in front of the Lord’s way, we start stepping into trying to be the god over our lives.

It is hard to admit that we need help and that we don’t know what to do. It is hard waiting when we want things in our time. However, If we admit, we are weak and fragile, we can begin to understand why we have the Lord God, who covers our life. He is the one who has dominion over the heavens and all of the earth. We are weak beings in the presence of an omnipotent God. We can’t know the right or wrong way because we have no truth in us unless God, the true living God is in us. We must be mindful of where we stand and where God stands. He is God alone. We can’t make God do anything, but we can ask and stand in Faith. And yet even if He does or doesn’t doo something we must trust God’s plan which to help us and not harm us (Jeremiah 29:11)