Demolishing strongholds— idols is a process. Requiring your patience and total reliance upon the Lord’s guidance and grace. Do not be deceived. It is difficult and at times a painful process.
Since idols are a visual representation to the world and to you of your identity and worth. Your flesh will not whisper but scream its objections at being deprived of them!
It will not be easy for you, or those you love. Everyone will have to learn to adapt to lifestyle changes. But ultimately it will lead to a simplified life because the Lord is now your Watchman.
Watchmen in biblical times were the first weapons of defense against enemy invasion. Stationed on the city walls, a watchtower or a hilltop. It was their responsibility to report suspicious persons and/or activity and engage the enemy if needed. Watchmen were alert, focused and genuinely concerned for the people they protected.
How comforting to know that Papa is your watchman. Shouting from heaven, “I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is no one like Me.
Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times. Things which have not been done. My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.
Truly I have spoken. Truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it. Surely I will do it.” Isaiah 46:9-11
(Excerpt from I AM The Change Maker)