One of the things that I have often regretted was going to church on Sunday morning and not taking the time to let the word marinate in my soul. If you are lucky enough to find a pastor that opens this up for you and you do not take full advantage of it… it’s like a failure at least to me.
Today, Will Franco was in the third and last sermon on idols. So much of what he said hit me hard and I can look back at the last few months of my life and see how my greatest love for God has shifted and other things have taken His place. That my friends is a scary place to be in life. Especially, in the last two weeks for me. My focus has solely been on myself and not on God at all. The problem with this selfish focus is it clouds our ability to hear what God is saying, blocks our ability to see what He is trying to show us. This is true with whatever we place before Him. After today, I see exactly how many idols I actually have, which are many and that is not good. I examined myself and those closest to me because no one wants to be alone in idol worship or sin. What I found is that this is a super big problem and what is worse is that it is so easy to get caught up in the world that we lose God in that world. Some hard questions that Franco asked during the sermon are as follows:
- Where do you look for solutions?
- What wakes you up in the morning?
- What keeps you up at night?
- What does your self talk sound like? Is it positive or negative?
- What do you fear? What makes you angry?
- What is your greatest joy? What is your greatest sorrow?
- What part of the gospel are you most tempted to forget?
The Big One
What is your hell? What is your Heaven? Who is your Savior?
Here is how he broke that down…. what is our hell???? Is it being poor, being single, being skinny or being a failure?
If your hell is being poor, then your heaven is being rich and your savior is money…
If your hell is being single then your heaven is being married and your savior is the potential spouse you are looking for.
If your hell is being skinny your heaven is being fat and your savior is food or exercise
If your hell is being a failure, your heaven is being successful and your savior is whatever area of your life you seek to be successful.
That is so powerful to me not only is this true for ourselves but it shows us how we judge others. If you would like to see this message for yourself, go here. It is truly eye opening.
Much Love 💜 Much Life