"Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”
~ 1 Kings 18: 24, 27
Have you ever traded your faith in God for faith in something or someone else? Something like money, career, health, pride, lust, greed, etc.?
This ancient story of Elijah is a perfect reminder for when we sacrfice our life for the world versus living a life sacrificed for God and His people.
If you find yourself waiting on God to show up to light your fire, but He seems to be a no show... maybe it's worth examining whether or not your sacrifice was prepared for HIM or for some other lame no-show, lowercase "g" god.