Today we are looking at identifying our Idols.
When we are faced with a problem, we have to acknowledge that we have a problem. Then, the next step is to identify what the problem is and why it is a problem.
To do this we can answer some questions that will help us identify our what is Idols.
1) What do you feel like you have to do to be happy?
2) What do you do when you are depressed, hurt, angry, lonely, or stressed?
3) What do you do to avoid doing the things you do not want to do?
4) What do you always make sure you have the time for each day?
5) What could you not live without?
6) In what areas of your life do you experience your greatest struggles?
7) What would you have a hard time giving up for a month?
8) Where do your feelings of self-worth come from?
9) What do you escape to when you are having a hard time in life?
10) When do you most feel like eating?
After answering these questions ask yourself does food always come into play or fit in for the majority of these questions?
What was the real problem?
For example, if procrastination is the problem, does that feeling of guilt for procrastinating lead you to eat to alleviate the guilt? Therefore eating was a result of an underlying problem.
Dealing with the main problem helps you to avoid the secondary problem of eating to feel better.
An idol may not be one thing but a combination of many things that are interconnected. An idol is still an idol, here is a list of words that can represent idols in today’s world and I am sure there are a lot more.
Leviticus 19: 4 says
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
Psalm 16: 4
Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
Idols will never make us happy in the long term. Only God can do that. Thankfully, he is able and willing to help us break free from our Idols.
Remember to work on your Truth Journal today.