Are You Someone’s Idol?

A little self-exam this morning… for me. Great words here.

master of life in earth, sky and sea

Let me ask you another question first?

Are people following you?

In my world, the answer would be yes in quite a few different models of my life – family, church, work, blog etc.  Good – yes, and maybe not so good.

Here is where leading gets a bit tricky.  You could understand your role quite well and deliver with your heart in sincerity and humility, but there is always going to be a follower who places you on a pedestal of some sort and you have turned into someone’s idol.

If that describes what you have been doing to another person, then someone has become your idol.

Oh boy!

The funny thing is, screw up your position, disappear for a while and the number two or three person on the list becomes the next idol.  Being an idol is not a permanent thing – kind of fickle in…

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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7 Responses to Are You Someone’s Idol?

  1. granbee says:

    Oh, M & T, bless you for this life-saver of a post for me. That is exactly what happened a few weeks ago. A follower put me on a sort of pedestal and verged on stalking me online. Thanks Be to God that I have very good and discreet Christian advisers about this sort of thing; and it has been handled. The correct steps have been put out to ward off this person’s predeliction to strangling folks with his “devotion” and “admiration” . How wise you are to post about not allowing others to idolize us as they “follow” us! Bless you in all your work and ministries.

  2. “The worship must always end up at Jesus’ feet.”
    Yes! Thank you!

  3. Eric Alagan says:

    I prefer to be on ground level…don’t believe I could handle the inevitable hard fall. At ground level, I am at the safest and best place – at the feet of God.
    Peace and luv, Eric

  4. It’s so easy for each one of us to find ourselves idolizing someone or something. This comes as no surprise because God has created us with a desire to worship. But it’s worship intended only for Him, because then He alone receives ALL the glory! -Dani

    “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,
    for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” ~Revelation 4:11

    • mtsweat says:

      True! True! True! We are called to imitate others… but only as they imitate Christ. The worship must always end up at Jesus’ feet. Thanks for the great response… God bless.

  5. Deborah says:

    This is where it gets tricky. Makes me think of words from an 80″s song that say “I don’t want to be on your pedestal because I’m afraid of heights.”
    My way of staying off the pedestal is to remind them, AND myself, that it is
    GOD IN me that they are seeing. It isGOD IN me that they are drawn to.

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