First Things First

Happy Monday to you!

How are you today? I hope your weekend was filled with rest and happy occurrences. I wish all the best for you in this new year! It is because I want the best for you that I am writing this post. This weekend was a success for me in many ways. The most important thing that happened for me was that God sought my attention. Praise be to God! I was in a place where I could hear Him and respond.

You are probably a very busy person. You have several roles and responsibilities. You want to be your best in all aspects of life. That's wonderful! Continue to strive for greatness. At the same time, recognize that you will never achieve greatness without placing God first in your life. God fashioned you with all the necessary characteristics to fulfill His plan for your life. You will never know the appropriate way to utilize all He's given you, unless you seek His guidance. You want to be a better spouse, seek counsel from God. You want to live out your purpose, seek counsel from God. You want to be a better parent, seek counsel from God. You want to be safe along your journey, seek counsel from God.

God loves people. He created us to be in constant fellowship with Him. He is constantly speaking to us. Yet, we are too busy, making plans for how to experience the best 2015. We haven't consulted with Him. We are quicker to lean on the advice of a misguided creation than heed the all-knowing Creator. Consider your vision for 2015! Did you ask God if your plans fall in line with His plans? For instance, did you seek God before you bought those tickets? Did you seek God before you signed that contract? Are you priding yourself on self-reliance? 

Before you get any further in your planning and performing, seek God. God's will for your life encompasses blessings far greater than anything you desire for yourself. Take time to strengthen the most important relationship in your life. Put God first. Then, 2015 will be a year of flourishing for you.



Psalm 127:1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.