Friday, June 27, 2014

Idols - Time to let this one go.

As I've been weeding through my FaceBook contacts, I've been thinking of each individual. How and where we met. Is this person at all interested in my life any longer? What "fruit" is there in our relationship, if any? Is it a dormant relationship waiting for another spring to reawaken? Why?

2 years ago I had maybe 200 FaceBook friendships that I thought meant something. Now, 2 years later, I have to try to keep it under 500 FaceBook relationships, most of which I KNOW mean something. Something strong, healing and uplifting. They are a safe place for me to ask anything.

I've come to realize my reasons for wanting to leave  FB and they aren't what I've been telling myself. See, I have this idol. It's one I'm having a hard time letting go of. I don't simply impose it on myself, but I want others to enjoy it also. So I change what I share to, in a way, offer the comfort this idol gives me to anyone I think might be uncomfortable by what I have to say. My idol? "Comfort". It really is a nuisance when you want to follow what God places on your heart but refuse to do it because the comfort the idol gives seems more important at the time.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not doing anything out of anger or hate. Someone reading might be looking for an answer to questions. If you're offended by what I post and want to get all huffy about it, then no, the post wasn't for you. It was for the person who's quietly read and quietly pondered the post but didn't want to raise any flags and bring undue attention to themselves. There are so many living a lie because they don't want to be looked at as doubting or loosing faith. There is so much support and love waiting for someone in a faith crisis. Don't fear the truth.

John 8:23 "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

You will be free in deed! Free from the rules of men. It can't be seen because the "god of this world", spoken of in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:4 truly has blinded the eyes of men.

I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and going to do my best, no matter how uncomfortable it's going to be, and follow the things God places on my heart. Begin letting go of this idol I've held near and dear to myself all my life in order to satisfy this flesh. I would much rather feed the New Creation God has given me. This new spirit that lives in me and follow his lead. No longer indulging this flesh. Guide me and lead me, Lord, Jesus. Use me for your good in bringing the lost to you.