How Do You Stop Idolizing Someone?

Did you know that it is our natural, sinful desire to idolize someone? Often time that person whom we idolize is ourselves. We can have a me-centered Universe. That’s really what sin is, idolizing anything or anyone other than God. Part of idolizing also comes from obsessing. We can want someone or something so badly that we begin to obsess. We think that if we have it, then it will in some way bring us greater value, add pleasure, or complete our lives in some form or fashion.

To stop idolizing someone, you have to begin doing two things:

1) You have to begin focusing on God

2) You have to see yourself through God’s eyes.

1) Psalm 1 says, “1Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Another word for obsess, but with a positive, Christian slant, is the word meditate. We have to meditate, think about God and His word more than anything else. Paul goes on to say in Philippians, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8, ESV)”

2) God has a lot to say about us. Meditate on these things:

• You are already justified and redeemed – Romans 3:24

• You are not condemned- Romans 8:1

• You are free from the law of sin and death- Romans 8:2

• You are accepted- Romans 15:7

• You are sanctified- 1 Corinthians 1:2

• You are always led in His triumph- 2 Corinthians 2:14

• You are a new creation- 2 Corinthians 5:17

• You are liberated- Galatians 2:4

• You are a child and heir of God- Galatians 4:7

• You are chosen, holy, and blameless before God- Ephesians 1:4

• You are redeemed, forgiven- Ephesians 1:7

• You are sealed with the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead- Ephesians 1:13, Romans 8:11

• You are alive- Ephesians 2:5

• You are created for good works (and empowered to do so)- Ephesians 2:10

• You have bold and confident access to God- Ephesians 3:12

• You have all your needs supplied- Philippians 4:19

• You are complete- Colossians 2:10

This is just a short list of what God says about you, according to His word. These are the things that God desire you to meditate on, not someone or something. There is no one nor nothing that has ever done more for you out of love than God has. He is the only one worthy to “idolize.”

The Bible Says:

  • Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6)
  • And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. (Acts 2:17)
  • And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
  • Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14:1-3)
  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)
  • But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33)
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
  • Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29)
  • Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life (John 8:12)
  • Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. (1 John 4:15)
  • And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5:11-12)
  • For God says, "At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.(2 Corinthians 6:2 NLT)
  • Pray This Prayer if You Would Like to Receive Jesus

    "Dear God, Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die for me. Thank You, Jesus, that because You suffered and died in my Place. I can be completely forgiven of all my sins and have eternal life with you forever. Forgive me for everything I have done that is not Your will and Your way for my life. Cleanse me with Your forgiveness so that I can be free of all guilt, shame, and any sense of failure. I believe that after You were crucified, You rose from the dead and now live in the hearts of all who receive You. I believe “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). I receive Your love and Your life – . You to live in me today by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Help live in a way that is always pleasing in Your sight so that I can all You created me to be. All glory be to Your name and “let the God of my salvation be exalted” (Psalm 18:46). “Lord, I thank You for Your love and Your mercy, thank You, Lord, for the word that has reached my heart today. I ask for Your forgiveness. Forgive me. Wash me with Your precious blood. Write my name in the Book of Life. Accept me as Your child, Lord. Right now, I forgive anyone that I had not been able to forgive. I renounce to my lack of forgiveness. I renounce all things that have hindered Your flow, and I ask You to transform me and to fill me with Your presence every day. Thank You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

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