A few weeks ago I went to a church service that spent a lot of time talking about this topic. It really hit home for me because there are definitely things I sometimes think about putting before God. It gets even harder for me when I am in a relationship or wanting to strengthen my friendships.
I challenge you to imagine a world without God's presence. Does it seem pleasant and welcoming? Or does it seem dark and scary? Imagining a world without God is absolutely terrifying to me.
We have to understand that if we are putting anyone or anything before God then we need to reevaluate our relationship with him. God is the reason we have all these blessings in our life, and we need to cherish him every day for them. It is okay to have things you are passionate about and love doing but know who gave you those things.
God loves us so much. More than we can even comprehend. When we put something or someone else before him, we are telling God that we do not need him anymore. Or better yet, we are telling him that we only want him when we are struggling.
I have to admit, it is so much easier to run to God when I am struggling. But the pastor at this church made an important statement. Run to God when you are happy and feel like nothing is going wrong. Don't stop focusing on God because something or someone is giving you this happiness.
A common theme in some of my articles is that people will fail you. Sometimes people who you thought would never fail you end up hurting you the most. The one person that will not fail you is God. God is always there for us no matter what season we are going through. Why would you want to lose that?
I guarantee you it breaks God's heart when we decide to push him to the side. He wants us to be happy, but he also wants us to remember we are his children and we need his guidance and love.
Never underestimate the power of God's love for each and every one of us. It is easy to lose sight of God, but if you make an effort to learn more about him, he will take care of you.
I learn something new about God every day. Reading the Bible every day has allowed me to grow in my faith. Whenever I lose sight of God, I will have my Christian friends to lean on. Moral of the story is to always run to God, whether it is good or bad.