More than that, what do your actions show is more important to you?
If you are completely honest, does God come first?
Or does He come second.. or third… or even lower down than that?
Do you do everything you ‘need’ to do or even everything you want to do and then try to find some space to squeeze God in?
Do you manage to find any time to squeeze God into your busy life?
What is truly most important to us shows through how we order our lives – what we give most priority to.
Marriages break down because we fail to give enough priority to spending time with our spouses. Kids run wild because their parents fail to make spending time with them, teaching them and guiding them a priority. Relationships fade away because we don’t make them a priority – and that includes our relationship with God.
God should be number 1 in your life. You probably SAY that He is #1 but do your priorities really reflect that.
Make God number 1. Put God first, then build from there and you will be amazed at what happens.
If you are like most people you probably find that there is not enough time in the day, but that can all change.
Something amazing happens when we put God in His rightful place in our lives it’s almost like He says “give your time to me and I’ll MAKE more time for you”. That doesn’t mean He’ll find time in His busy schedule to spend time with you, He ALWAYS has time for you, it means that when we build our days, our weeks, our lives on a foundation of giving God what He deserves first then there just seems to be more time in the day to fit everything else in.
As with all things, this is no magical soluton. If you overload yourself you’re going to be overloaded! God isn’t just going to give you 5 extra days in the week to do things you unwisely take on. However, putting God first means that you’re giving Him the opportunity to help you prioritise and to make wise decisions.
Try it – you’ll be amazed at the outcome!
25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?
28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV) (emphasis added)