Today, I was going to do a post on my exercise routine. After reading Courtney’s post, I decided to hold off so that I can explain what I do and why. (Love to you Courtney!) If you haven’t read her post, I HIGHLY encourage you to do so.
I decided instead to share with you something that broke me… in a good way.
My friend Lindsay wrote a post on tearing down idols. It reminded me a lot of our bookclub book, The List, in some ways!
Anywho, I think exercise along with anything else can become an idol.
When you are sick, becoming well and doing everything you can to make yourself well can become an idol.
Your husband or wife can be an idol. Your children. You get it.
It really made me step back and think of what in my life is getting in the way of me and God.
In Matthew 6:21, Jesus tells us “for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. I don’t want to give my heart to false idols or “gods”. I want to give my full heart to Jesus.
To know what your idols are, all you have to do is look to see where you spend your time.
It was quick for me to realize where my time went. It went into blogging, cooking, school, and work.
Obviously I’m not going to quit my job or school, but the cooking and blogging I can do something about. I don’t spend a ton of time writing my posts. Where I spend time is browsing other people’s blogs, and responding to readers. I just love you guys!
How am I going to change this?
I’m not going to quit blogging by any means! However, I might not post daily. I’m going to post when I have “time”. Blogging has been an incredible journey for me. It has been my therapy, brought me real life friends, and given me an avenue to shine for Jesus. I don’t believe that God wants me to stop blogging, just be more mindful of the time spent.
Also, I LOVE you guys, but I am going to cut back time browsing blogs and focus on God and family time. I’m only going to be on blogs when Luvy isn’t around AND I’ve already spent time with God.
God knows we have lives, and we have other priorities. However, I don’t feel like I’m giving him my BEST. Time with him shouldn’t be something that we do just so we can mark it off the list for the day.
He deserves our best… MY BEST. After all, he gave us his ALL. So, I’m going to make it my priority to give him nothing but my best.
Thank you a million times Lindsay for writing this. I’m ready to tear down my idols!
Do you have idols in your life?
What are you doing to change your lifestyle or habits?
Any thoughts on Courtney’s post?