Lots of things and people occupy the center of our lives.
Jobs, bosses, family, activities, recreation all become our reason
for being. God becomes marginal, a mere extracurricular activity
that takes a backseat to everything else. When Israel placed a
false God at the center and moved the God of Abraham and Sara to
the margins, God sent Elijah to ask the question, "Who can and will
actually answer your prayers? Who can give life and raise you up?
Is it the God who made you or the ones you've made for yourself?"
Fair question for all of us.