Anything that you refuse to let go of is an idol… God clearly states this in His word not to have any other God’s before Him, an idol is a God. When I say anything, I mean ANYTHING..it could be your computer, your car, your home, your money, your wedding ring, your pets, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your twitter!!! lol (Tell me do you check your twitter, facebook and Instagram before you the read the Word? hmmm )
We are to hold loosely onto the things of this world as they are all temporal…not to exchange eternity for temporal things.
Another thing…sometimes, we can actually focus more on the devil, rebuking the devil, you could call it studying the devil, yeah we know he exists and yeah we need to take authority, for we have been given this authority, but we need to be careful we are not focusing too much on the devil, that takes the focus away from God if we are not careful…To God be the Glory, The battle has already been won! Let us focus our prayers on God and not the devil!!
Ensure you focus more on your relationship with God than being caught overly busy within any ministry. Not that ministry is not important, but if the ministry takes the place of God or interferes with your relationship with Him, God will remove that ministry from you. He delights more in you that what you can do for Him. Rest in the knowledge you are loved with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3 I believe…
‘The Lord appeared to us in the past,saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’