Where's that hole in your life?
If there is a hole, things will fall into it.
If there is a hole in your spiritual life you are allowing the enemy an entry point into your life (and once in your life, this affects everyone else in your life).
"Now Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places." 1 Kings 3:3
He wasn't burning incense to the LORD. He was taking part in worship of other gods. Here's an explanation from The website Never Thirsty:
The high places were places of religious worship. Five religious activities occurred here: a) animal sacrifices (1 Kings 3:2), b) prostitution (Jeremiah 3:2), c) the burning of incense (1 Kings 3:3), d) daughters walking through fire (Jer 32:35), and e) human sacrifices (2 Kings 23:20, Jer. 7:31). It appears that there were sacred pillars at the high places (2 Kings 17:8-12). These appear to be carved pillars depicting the female goddess of fertility and male deities. It appears that each high place had priests (Num. 22:41). The "gods" that were worshipped at the "high places" included Baal (Num. 22:41), Asherah (2 Kings 21:3), Asherim (2 Chron. 17:6), Topheth (Jer. 7:31), and the gods of the sun, the moon, the constellations, and all the host of heaven (2 Kings 23:5, 2 Chr. 33:3). The gods at the "high places" were depicted as carved and molten images (2 Chr. 34:3).
Maybe what Solomon started with was seemingly harmless.
Later in 1 Kings 11, Solomon's journey down this road is so sad.
"For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites. And Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD fully, as David his father had done." 1 Kings 11:5-6
The whole sad decline is worth your time to read.
But less we judge Solomon too harshly, we need to look to our own lives.
Is there something you're allowing that you know you shouldn't?
Is there something that goes unnoticed by everyone, a "little" sin that is no big deal when you compare it to other people's?
That is the wrong way to look at those holes in your life.
Don't waste time comparing your "goodness" or your "badness" to other people's lives. First, you don't know the whole story. And more importantly, the only we are to compare ourselves to is Jesus Christ. He is the standard. Everyone else falls short.
You are worth more than you can fathom. You are cherished. You are loved. You deserve more than a life filled with compromise. You need to be free. You need to feel that spiritual freedom.
Take that step today.
As they say, one step at a time....maybe it is a teeny tiny step but if it goes in the right direction it is a victory.