Girl editing with owl outside window.

Idol Problem

So, I have an idol problem. I love celebrities and actors and watching movies, and usually you’d think there’s nothing wrong with that, but the problem is that when you start to idolize someone, you put them in a place in your heart that God’s supposed to fill.

I was obsessed with this celebrity, and I made silly harmless edits of him, and one night when I was just on my phone, editing, I heard this owl, outside. It made a hoot hoot noise, just the weird thing was that I live in a city-ish area so you don’t normally hear owls. I immediately thought of the Lord. The owl hooted again.

Then, I closed my eyes and prayed. I asked God if I could hear that beautiful sound again, and within a second, I heard two hoots. One closer and the other farther away. When I heard it, I felt great conviction. I wanted to keep editing, having fun, living for the world, but I knew the right thing to do was to stop. Now keep in mind I was obsessed with this dude.

God works in mysterious ways; he could tell you something through the wind to a literal sign. So, I put it away. I still really wanted to keep editing, so I prayed about it. I haven’t edited since, and I’m not dealing with any idols other than the Lord!

Gentle reminder that anything from a cigarette to a thing you think about daily may or may not be an idol. I guess it just depends on what its fruits are. God bless! Have a good day/night wherever you are.

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