October 14, 2015
Verse 29: What is this high place you go to?
What are the high places that I go to?
Just watched a pretty inspiring documentary on Elon Musk, and it’s challenging me to work harder on my work, which is prospering, but also progressing slowly as I’m not working myself to death over it like I used to back in the day when it wasn’t doing quite as well. I’m also working on other areas of my life, the “business of youth” which is also very important.
In today’s QT, like all QT in Ezekiel, it’s about idols, and some things I am susceptible idolizing are entrepreneurship, achievements, romantic love. These things are not bad things, but in fact are pretty awesome, but idolizing it makes it bad. It’s probably because they’re so awesome, that it’s so easy to idolize them.
All things that are idolized seem to get destroyed eventually. Idolizing something is kind of like abusing it, so it’s bound to get destroyed, and God actually goes out of his way to destroy idols. He doesn’t just destroy the idols, he also destroys the idolaters. Perhaps, it’s not even Him destroying the idolators, but idolators destroy themselves through idolizing. Idolizing something breaks the balance in life, and as one thing excels, other things suffer. Even in Elon Musk’s case, his work and achievements is soaring, but his family life is suffering with two divorces.
Part of me wants to be like him, but without the family troubles, but could he had done the things he has done without sacrificing his family life? Is that worth it? One thing for sure is that he doesn’t believe in Jesus. I do. Believing in Jesus, and worshipping Him, keeps me balanced. It’s like impossible to idolize Jesus in a bad way, because it’s not self-centered, and it’s about sacrificing myself for His glory. I mean all Christians should really be idolizing Jesus, but it’s really hard to idolize Jesus. And in some ways, this is kind of what keeps thing balanced, and from destruction.
Anyways, I don’t have the answers to the things that I don’t know. I’m just thinking about some of these things, but in the end, I leave it to God to lead me where I need to go and do, and only thing I really have to do keep him close to my heart by reading the Word, and praying, and do as the Holy Spirit leads, and God will take care of the rest for the best.
Application: happily serve for God’s glory