Are there things in my heart that I value more than God? Are they becoming personified? Have they become an idol? Does anything rival God’s place in my heart as the One to receive my attention and adoration? Even good things (like ministry) can be elevated to a level of importance that is wrong. Nothing is to rival God’s place.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Ps. 139:23-24)