NOTE: Today I am introducing the first of what will be a recurring series of guest posts from folks in the blogosphere whose voices I respect and want to introduce you to. The first guest blogger here at AnIdolHeart.com is Adam Smith a/k/a @Jackalopekid. I love the way Adam communicates and hope you dig it as well. Enjoy!
Hello, folks! My name is Adam Smith and I’m the author of jackalopekid.com. I just moved from Atlanta, GA to Denver, CO about four months ago. The weather is colder here, the scenery is better and people laugh when I say words like “folks” or “y’all”. It’s quite spectacular.
Well, you’re probably asking, “What is a jackalopekid?” Well, it’s a nickname I got growing up, and it just stuck. It’s crazy I know, and for that I apologize. You probably haven’t visited my blog yet for that one reason. Again, I apologize.
So now that we have that out of the way, I am truly honored and excited to write here on AnIdolHeart. Actually, this is the subject I want to write on. “An Idol Heart”. The title alone speaks volumes to me. I actually just started reading this blog and immediately added it to the RSS feed after reading this, as should you. You see, when you read that post, I hope you feel the realness and substance that I did. I love that junk. You want to know why? It’s because everybody has a story. No matter what you’re going through or what you have been through in the past, someone else out there can relate.
Maybe you can relate to my story. I grew up in a Christian home and knew about God, but I didn’t KNOW God. Maybe you understand that… Well, I found Him as a teenager and never looked back after that moment. The one thing that held me back to giving my entire life to Jesus, that gave me an idol and complacent heart, was religion and pride. Those are two really dangerous things. I really didn’t realize they were there to tell you the truth.
If I had to say one thing that holds me back today, that would probably be fear. It’s a fear of what people think, a fear of the unknown and a fear of being the husband that God wants me to be. You can probably relate to my story now, huh? But again, this is real life stuff I deal with and maybe you do, too.
So I have a question for you today, new friends— What is something that is holding you back?