First of all, let me give props to Pastor Perry Noble of Newspring Church for inspiring these thoughts in THIS POST.
I prayed a prayer this morning, a dangerous prayer. I prayed for the Lord to destroy me. Destroy every part of me that does not line up to His will and purpose. Destroy every idea that I have about Him that isn’t true. I want Him to trash the box I have put Him in so that He can show me who He really is.
Immediately after praying that prayer, He led me to Ezekiel 20. It talks about the children of Israel serving other gods all the while still making offerings to God himself. God would not play second fiddle to any of these false gods that Israel was depending on. So He in essence told them (My shortened translation), “I’m not going to answer your prayers as long as you keep defiling yourself. You have wondered to all kinds of places that I never intended for you to go. But I love you enough to gather you into the wilderness (or the dry places) to plead with you face to face; so then you will follow after me and I shall show you your purpose.”
So who or what is your idol today? Is it money? Let God destroy it! Is it your own plans, goals, and ambitions? Let God destroy them! Have you been trying to build your own kingdom rather than His? Let God destroy it! Whatever it is, its not worth holding onto. Your heavenly Father can do more than it ever could. He cares about you more than it ever will. I challenge you today to begin to pray this prayer with me, and let’s see how the Lord begins to move in our lives, completely unhindered by false gods that we have erected and secretly pledged our allegiance to.