As many of my facebook friends should know by now, I love watching college football. And, I’m really excited that the Gamecocks are winning. But, there is a major difference between something you enjoy and something you put your whole heart into. Here is what separates a hobby from an idol. Here is when you know you’ve gone too far!!!!

#1: It’s all you think about. You live, breath, and are consumed by this burning passion. We all need to learn how to have fun, relieve stress, and not be so serious all the time. But, a hobby should always be seen as a side dish, not the main event.

(Mark 12:30)Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength

#2: You put it above everything and everyone. Where a hobby or meaningless interest gets out of hand is when relationships suffer and more important priorities are pushed to the side.

(Matthew 6:33)But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

#3:  You are willing to sacrifice anything for it. At times we have all proven that we spend our time and our money based on what we value most. If you really want something you’ll buy it. If you really want to be somewhere you’ll make the time to be there.

(Matthew 6:21)For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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