The longer you follow Christ, the more sophisticated, nuanced, and less noticeable the idols you treasure become. But do not fool yourself, they are still there.
When you first started walking with Christ, your idols (and mine) were obvious: extreme pride, self sufficiency, materialism, selfishness, etc.
Fast forward to today.
I am sure you still battle materialism, but now you probably call it buying nice things.
You still have pride; now you just call it your reputation or sharing your life with others on social media.
Self-sufficiency is still very present; now you just call it working hard.
Selfishness still runs through you veins; it is just easier to call it creating boundaries so you can have some time left for yourself.
There is nothing wrong with buying nice things, having a good reputation, working hard, or creating boundaries. Most of the time these are good ideas. But if your heart is as wicked as mine, there is a good chance there is a sophisticated idol lying in some of your desires.
When you first started walking with Christ, the idols you struggled with were obvious. Ten years later it is ___________.