As a former workaholic, I never thought about how working around the clock could be a form of idolatry. I truly thought it was the right thing to do and to show my loyalty to my organization. I even recalled putting work in front of my prayer time and my family. I made the choice to have work consume most of the hours in my day that there was only time for the required hour of Sunday church service and the five to ten minutes daily for devotion.
For me one of the idols in my heart was work. There are so many idols that we allow or crave in our hearts; money, power, materialism, pleasure, sex to name a few. Some of these idols are birth and defined by worldly desires. We allow these idols to take over our hearts and become more important than our relationship with God. If we continue to embrace things that are not of God, if we continue to invite “idols” in our hearts, how can we develop a strong relationship with God?