You can ask many Christians if God is the most important person in their life, and without much thought, they will respond, “Yes.”
However, just saying it does not make it true. It is the answer that we have been programmed to give, but I am not sure most people reflect too long on what the answer really means. Is God more important to you than all your worldly possessions? Is God more important to you than your spouse or your children?
Oftentimes, we would like to believe that God holds the most important position in our lives, but our actions give us away. We do and say things demonstrating that position of top importance belongs to things, circumstances, or simply ourselves. If we placed God first in our lives, we would be more generous, happier, and more fulfilled.
The amazing thing here is that the ultimate self-help action is to turn from our own wants and desires and focus all that energy on God. We actually help ourselves the most by thinking of ourselves the least and turning it all over to someone else. Of course, God knows that. God does not ultimately benefit by anything we give Him. The fruits come to us by putting Him at the top of the list. Then we give Him those fruits to find we have now even more than when we started.
How important is God in your life? Your answer could be the key to life that you have been looking for all along.
-Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS