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Morris’ Story: “Achievement became my God”

01.14.19 | Inspirational

Morris’ Story: “Achievement became my God”

    For Morris Gottlieb, idolatry took the form of achievement. He attended the best schools, became a successful surgeon, started his own practice, and bought a home in Highland Park.

    What happens when good things become gods?

    Money. Cars. Success. Phones. Relationships… There’s nothing wrong with these things in and of themselves.  

    The problem comes when we begin to expect these things to do for us what they can’t actually do. That’s when we make them into something that has more of our heart then they are designed to have.

    “Idolatry is simply taking good things and expecting them to do more for us than they can actually do.” – Rev. Matt Tuggle  

    For Morris Gottlieb, idolatry took the form of achievement. He attended the best schools, became a successful surgeon, started his own practice, and bought a home in Highland Park.

    But no matter how much Morris achieved, he still felt like something was missing.

    That’s when he decided to visit Highland Park United Methodist Church for the first time. Watch Morris’ story above!

    What about for you? Has something good in your life actually become a god? Our own Hannah Buchanan shares five steps you can take to uncover idols in your life.

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    What happens when good things become gods? Our new series starts this Sunday! We're looking at the empty promises behind money, sex and power - and the only hope that matters.

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