We all have idols in our lives–things we give more priority to than God. Maybe not all the time, but sometimes, at least, they exist. In Empty Promises: The Truth about You, Your Desires, and the lies You’re Believing, Pete Wilson takes an up-close look at some of the more common things we put faith in instead of God. Most of these are seemingly harmless things: achievement, approval, power, money, beauty, dreams, and even religion. The problem for most of us comes when we prioritize these desires over God. And when we do so, we feel empty. None of these other desires can vill us the way God can. They just leave us wanting more.

Pete Wilson reminds us to seek God before all us. We were created in His image. When we fill the void in our hearts with things like power or money, we miss out on becoming who God created us to be. Wilson tells us that “we are what we worship.” If we worship empty promises, we become empty. If we worship God, we become who we were created to be.

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