An idol draws us away from worshipping the one true God. In Exodus 20:4, God tells his people, “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.” In chapter 32, the Israelites created and worshipped a golden calf because they grew impatient with the amount of time Moses was on Mount Sinai talking to God. But how does this golden calf relate to us today? Out of the impatience of God working in their lives, the people turned to the dominant cultural idol of their time. In our fast paced world, patience is hard characteristic to sustain; however, sometimes it is in the waiting that God teaches us and molds us. Is there an “idol” that you are turning to due to God not working how you think he should or as fast as you think he should? Friends, instead of running to competing idols during times of waiting, I encourage you to run to the word of God for your strength.