The topic of “idol’s” came up earlier this week in time of reflecting and praying.
I recall a Christian art and creativity blogger writing about the fact that we face the threat of turning our very passions into idols if not careful. Jonathan Malm wrote about this issue on his site!
Jonathan had a very powerful point here. If your priorities are totally off, you could find yourself worshipping the art instead of the creator. It’s one of those things where I had to check myself to make sure that my preaching and blogging was about the God who created the artists who created the art, rather than the art itself! Thankfully, I’m right with God in that area and the issue is non-existent!
Handling ones priorities effectively is so key for me, that not studying the Bible is right up there with not eating breakfast in the morning….its just asking for trouble. I’m in a place and position in life to where I MUST be on my “A” game and that means giving you, the reader, and anyone out there for that matter online and offline something that you guys can hang on too for the week.
I thought about that as I was sitting in my living room on Wednesday night…TV off….room well lit….just thinking: “its one thing to have cartoons, its another if cartoons have you!”
Trust me, I know a few folks out there who eat, sleep and breathe an identity that’s not there’s, but the identity of a character from their favorite series, movie or animated series, and its the fact I know those individuals that make me preach so hard about the fact that they do NOT have to keep that identity anymore (but that’s for a whole other article in itself). In one sermon, I made a point that while I’m a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog and am still into playing the games, I am well aware that my days of “pretending” to be the characters have come to an end. I don’t have to adopt the identity of Sonic, because my new identity is in Christ! Remind me to write about this topic in detail again!!!!
It is this very discussion and emphasis on the topic of “idols” that brought me to a serious look at my priorities on a daily basis.