We were created to be worshippers....the problem is we often, in our flesh, worship the wrong things. We take the things in our life that are good, wholesome, beneficial and, because of our sinful natures we turn them into idols of our worship and dedication. Instead of keeping Christ preeminent in our lives and allowing Him to order all of our steps each day, we allow those things that we see as most precious to us to dictate our path and Christ can come along as long as He falls in line with our plans. While none of us would admit that outwardly, we show this subtle shift in thinking through our actions everyday.
So, what is it that becomes more precious to you than Christ? Again, many times it is something that is meant to be good and a blessing to us. For some....could it be your job? Your church service or ministry area? Could it be your kids or family? In the blog below from Gospel Coalition, Jason Helopoulos did a great job of looking at how to tell if our families have taken the subtle and deceptive shift from blessing to idol in our lives.