Sometimes I’ve Convinced Myself I’ve Heard From Jesus When Really It Was Just One of My Idols…

“O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.”…. (2 Kings 6:17)

The Lord spoke a convicting word into my life today. I noticed as I was distracted as I was reading. Quite honestly, one of my idols was taking up residency in my heart and I wasn’t able to fully engage with God in the Scriptures.
 
Since I wasn’t fully present, but dabbling instead with my idol, desiring to appease it, I felt rushed. In the back of my mind, I was thinking about how quickly I could get done so I could move onto the next thing and start serving my idol. Since I was aware this was happening I took a moment to pray and lay my idol down before the Lord, asking Jesus to take up full residency in my heart and mind instead.
 
Then the Lord spoke something into my Spirit. He said, “Whenever you allow your idol to sit on the throne of your heart, you will only see the Scriptures through the eyes of your idol, but when you lay down your idol and let my Son sit on the throne, you can see my word through His eyes.”
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This revelation caught me off guard a bit, because I then thought to myself, how many times have I only seen God’s word through the eyes of my idols instead of through the eyes of Jesus? Maybe this is why I’ve done things I have convinced myself were from God only to find out that at the end of the day, I was only pursuing it because my idols were pushing me in that direction.
 
So today, I’m asking Jesus to sit on the throne, because quite frankly, without Him I’m sure to start seeing the world through my own selfish desires. Truly, I must submit myself to Him with each passing moment.
 
Lord, I submit to you. I want to see and understand your word through the eyes of Jesus. I know that I have been rushed, anxious and not fully present with you in the morning, because sometimes I let my idols start to control my heart, thoughts, and emotions. Forgive me for my lack of self-control. Lord, I submit to you today, thank you for loving me, in Jesus name, Amen.

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