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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole: Chasing Down Idols

A Rabbit Hole


Last week I made the confession that COMFORT and CONVENIENCEare two idols in my life – and probably in the lives of many others.  Why do I think they are idols?  I think they have become idols for the simple reason that they prohibit me from full obedience to God.  I feel that they are powerful enough that I have set unconscious limits on what I would even consider doing if called.

I often read about bloggers going to other countries with organizations that I whole-heartedly support (or do I really?).  My first thoughts are more often than not:  What would I eat there? Could I leave my family for that long? I don’t think my back could endure that much air travel.
Y’all, I have really gotten myself into something here.  I’m finding that nearly every choice that I make comes back to these two issues – and it is growing!

I am beginning to really start examining how each decision I make can be approached from multiple angles. 

Food is a primary example and one that I will dive into deeper in the near future.  Do I spend the extra money upfront to achieve certain goals I feel worthy, or compromise my preferences?  In compromise I am able to free up resources that I can apply directly to those same goals.  These are not easy questions to answer, and I know that my answer may not be your answer.  There may not even be one right answer at all.  Doing anything at all may be good enough.  That’s a hard resolution for me to accept.

I’ll tell you right now that I think this is going to be my main focus on here.  This is the rabbit hole I'm choosing to follow.   Sure, there will still be the random story that I hope makes you laugh.  There is no way I can fully abandon my Five Minute Friday sisterhood, either.  But I want you to journey with me. 

Share your struggles.

Share your solutions.

Hopefully we will all learn a better way of walking out this Gospel and all its implications in a fallen world.

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 
John 13:34-35 ESV


Are there areas that you would like to see addressed?  I’d love for you to share your own reactions or questions.

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    1. Thanks so much for your constancy!

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  2. I think this is a great focus, Amy. I can't wait to see what the Lord reveals to you, and how that plays out in your life!

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    1. Thank you. I can already see paths being laid out for me. It's pretty exciting.

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  3. Oh yes, I will take this journey with you!

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    1. Thanks so much. I am already finding grace on this journey where I was ready to give myself condemnation.

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