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213: How to Destroy the Idols in Your Life

We all have hidden idols in our life…big and small. An idol is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, or anything you seek to give you what only God can give.

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we tackle the four root idols: control, approval, comfort, and power. We’ll get you started and show you how to destroy the idols in your life.

This is powerful!

For most people today, idols are not totem poles or little statues. They are much more insidious and run deeper than that. Pay attention when your heart is saying, “If I have that, then I’ll feel my life has meaning… then I’ll know I have value, or, then I’ll feel significant and secure.”

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • A working, tangible definition of what idols in our lives really look like.
  • The four root idols that lead to all other “false worship”.
  • The emotional triggers that help us identify which idols we are suffering under.
  • How these idols are at work stealing your worship and devotion to the One True God.
  • Questions to pray and ask yourself (and others) that will help slay your idols.

Get started here…

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From this episode:

“Here’s a question to ask yourself… what am I trying to earn from this person or situation? Is it already mine as a dearly beloved child of our Father in heaven? What are my true identity, authority, and privilege as a daughter or son of the King?”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #213

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources


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