Evaluate what you’re really seeking

If you want to determine honestly if God is first in your life, then ask yourself this question: “Is God first in my time?”

Think about the way you spend your time. If all of the things you want to do crowd Him out, then He’s not your first priority.

I remember years ago when I was so frustrated and felt overwhelmed by everything I “had” to do. As I prayed for God to help me, I realized that I was trying to work Him into my schedule, rather than working my schedule around Him. But once my time with Him became my first priority, then everything else became more manageable and enjoyable.

The truth is we can be as close to God as we want to be. The key is putting time into our relationship with Him. I recommend that you spend time with God first thing in the morning, but if that doesn’t work for you, at least take a few minutes to focus on Him and give Him your day before you get caught up in the busyness of everyday life.

Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (NLT). God wants to show His love for you by meeting your needs and giving you the desires of your heart that line up with His will for you. As you make the transition from “God, what can You do for me?” to “God, how can I know You more and what can I do for You?” you’ll discover greater peace, joy and fulfilment in knowing Him. And you’ll move forward in the life He has planned for you!