Uncovering Idols

I had the opportunity to write an article for The Joyful Life Magazine’s blog, which posted yesterday. I am passionate about the topic of idolatry. Time and again, the Lord has gently convicted me of different areas in my life that I place higher than Him. Social media is my biggest struggle. Last February, I had to quit Facebook in order to get my spiritual life back in line.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Today, idols are rarely obvious, especially the socially acceptable ones. I certainly didn’t see my idols of busyness and social media until they were already impacting my relationship with God.

During one particularly chaotic season of life, I wore my youngest child as a fashion accessory. On our way to volunteer at church, she cooed while I balanced her car seat with one arm and my diaper bag on the other. She happily kicked her legs from the safe confines of her wrap while I copied papers at my oldest daughter’s elementary school. She listened intently as I read books at my son’s preschool. We rushed from one activity to another as I crossed items off my never-ending list. Most evenings I collapsed on the couch after getting my kids to bed, eager to unwind. I mindlessly scrolled through social media feeds while listening to a television show. My soul craved peace as I tried to find it in the quiet of the night, looking in all the wrong places. As a result, the fix was always temporary. I woke each morning only to begin the crazy cycle again.”

You can click here to continue reading this article, where I address modern idolatry and give some tips on identifying any idols that may be present in your own life.

While you are there, check out their gorgeous website! In addition to the blog, The Joyful Life Magazine has quarterly print publications to inspire Christian women.

My personal blog has been quiet lately while I focus on my first ministry, my family. We’ve had a fun summer that will soon come to a close, and I will be back with regular posts to encourage and challenge you to chase Christ through the chaos!



If this article encouraged you, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to share this article as well. Many thanks!

2 thoughts on “Uncovering Idols

  1. Leslie Limardo says:

    This message touched me so much. I read it and made sure I had my mine with God. I dont want to make those same mistakes

    Pardon my typing Sent from my iPhone



    • jenniferandes2014 says:

      I’m so happy to hear that this post resonated with you, friend! It’s a constant battle to keep from turning the things around me into idols, but taking certain measures has helped me tremendously. It’s not always easy being obedient to God, but the rewards are worth it!


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