Updated: Jun 24, 2020
Idolatry begins when people reject what they know about God. Instead of looking to Him as the creator and sustainer of life, they see themselves as the center of the Universe. They soon invent "gods" that are convenient projections of their own selfish plans and decrees. These gods may be wooden figures, but they may also be goals or things we pursue such as money, power, or comfort.
They may even be misrepresentations of God himself - making God in our image, instead of the reverse. The common denominator is this, idolaters worship the things God made rather than God himself.
Is there anything you feel you can't live without? Is there any priority greater than God? Do you have a dream you would sacrifice everything to realize? Does God take first place in your life? Do you worship God, or your own making?