Anything can become a spotlight to us—anything we prioritize or put an excessive amount of time into can consume us.Our feelings can become a god if we allow them to control us. We need to ask ourselves, Am I bowing down to God and His Word or to my feelings?
It seems we have an epidemic of selfishness in our world today, and this creates all kinds of unhealthy situations in our lives.We have to confront this form of humanism in us that is not is wanting God and His truth to interfere with our lives and routines.
It has become evidence in our lives when people refuse to honor God and follow His wisdom in their decisions, it causes them to suffer from extreme form of worry, resentment and bitterness.Eventually it shows up as sickness and disease in our bodies. It has cause a decline in our spiritual,physical,moral standard and attitudes.
A Habit of Living for God should be established
The key to having God’s “abundant life”—His love, peace and joy—is keeping Him in His rightful place in our priorities. God said to Abraham, …Walk [habitually] before Me [with integrity, knowing that you are always in My presence], and be blameless and complete [in obedience to Me] (Genesis 17:1 AMP). Notice that God instructed Abraham to be habitual in walking with Him and living for Him. We can do this by establishing daily habits of prayer, worship and regular, consistent time spent in His Word.
I love the Word of God! It is amazing. It contains wisdom, encouragement, comfort and inspiration for every conceivable human problem or dilemma. His Word brings peace and stability to our spirits, and it will renew our minds (see Romans 12:2). Get excited about getting into the Bible!
Rewards of Keeping God First
Make it your goal to have a deep, intimate relationship with God. Let Him into every area of your life. If you constantly look to other people for answers and validation, pray about this and ask the Lord to help you stop doing that and instead look to Him. (See 1 Thessalonians 2:4.) As we live to please God, He promises to bless our lives and make us prosper.
When you decide to serve God with your whole heart and make Him first in your life, your soul will prosper and your joy and peace will increase. Remember to lean on Him more than anything else, and tell Him, “God, I want to do this, but I can’t do it without You.” He doesn’t expect you to live for Him in your own strength or ability, and He understands when you make mistakes.
So if you mess up, don’t be discouraged and let it hold you back; confess it and keep going. God will give you grace to do what you need to do. One day at a time, you and God together can do anything!