We’ve identified and confessed our idols. So it’s time to move on to step 3: replacing them.
But how does this happen? The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:22-24 “put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (NIV).
Now that we’ve defined and identified some idols, let’s look deeper into what waging war against them looks like.
Check this out, in Romans 12:1-2.
Let’s take the game of baseball as an example. What is victory in baseball?
- Number of strikeouts?
- Number of base hits?
Number of errors?
...it's in center field for everyone to see...it's who crosses home plate the most.