Quick Tips: Idols  

Quick Tips: Idols

If there is anything keeping you from God, that is your idol!

If you hang on to idols, God will let them be a constant thorn in your side.

Quick Test for Idols:

1. What constantly worries, alarms, frustrates, or disturbs you? (Your thorns)
2. What consumes your thoughts?
3. What gets in the way of your church attendance or time alone with God?

Quick Formula for Getting Rid of Idols

1. Identify Them.

2. Confess and Commit:

a. To God
b. To a trustworthy Christian
c. Ask someone to hold you accountable.
d. Make necessary amends.

3. Prayer: Ask God to remove them.

4. One Day at a Time:

a. Start new each day.
b. Turn to God and allow his power to rest on you.
c. Keep your commitments
d. Take captive your thoughts.
e. Delight in your weakness.
f. Share your weaknesses and Godís strength with others.

Habakkuk 2:18 NIV
Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it? Or an image that teaches lies? For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NIV
To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


Cheryle M. Touchton is the Director of Pocket Full of Change Ministries. For more information or to schedule a speaker for an event, go to www.pocketfullofchange.org or call Cheryle Touchton at 904-614-3585.

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