“Clarity helps us prioritize the dream into an achievable goal.”
In the book Empty Promises, Author Pete Wilson tackles the most common empty promises people in our culture struggle with. The prevailing question is not whether or not we struggle with idols, but “what do we do with our idols?”
If there one big takeaway from the book, it is this: what we worship shapes who we are.
Pete said it best in the book:
Do you like the person you are becoming? If not, might I suggest that you take a look at what’s on the throne of your heart? Because one of the fundamental truths in human nature- and the greatest dangers of idolatry- is that what we worship shapes who we are.
Some of the other fundamental truths about idolatry that the author shares in this book include:
- Understanding that we have an idolatrous heart to begin with (something Pete does a great job of explaining)
- The exact things we tend to look to give us what only God can give us
- Why only God himself is the only replacement for our idols
- Understanding the reasons why idols need to be replaced and not just removed.
Do you want to live a fuller life? Do you want better relationships? Do you want to live in better alignment with God’s will for your life. Read this great book and come to a better understanding of the “good” things that can take the place of the “greatest” thing (your personal relationship with God).
What has a tendency to take the throne of your heart?
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